Top Christmas Markets in Kent 2017
Take a step back in time to a Victorian Christmas to meet some of Dickens’ heroes and villains at the Dickensian Christmas Festival.
Market visitors will enjoy a selection of festive foods, including mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and roasted chestnuts as they browse the stalls for gift ideas and unusual stocking fillers in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester’s 12th-century Norman Keep.
Thrill to a magical festive atmosphere with live music as you explore the luxury gifts, Bavarian Village and Craft Fair.
There will also be tasty treats from local producers.
25 November-10 December
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey, while traditional funfair rides and live music keep everyone entertained.
25-26 November, 2-3 December, 9-10 December,
16-17 December 2017
Leeds CastleMaidstone ME17 1PL
This year, Whitefriars Christmas Market has been designed for a truly memorable shopping experience with more than 50 cabins offering festive products from a mix of local, national and international traders, and with a continental flavour. The market is owned and managed by Kentish company Noah and the Shed who, along with Whitefriars Management, have a mission to support local stores and bring visitors to the traditional high street. They also know how important family events can be at Christmas. Meeting over mulled wine, enjoying locally-produced cuisine, or buying that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for someone special at this wonderful Christmas market is priceless!
The market will open every day for visitors. Along with the festive gifts on offer you will find gorgeous hearty speciality food and drink ranging from traditional Bratwurst, Mulled Wine and Hot Toddies.
25 November-24 December 2017 Gravel Walk, Canterbury CT1 2TF
Enjoy more than 60 Christmas stalls showcasing handmade festive gifts, local food & drink, music and grotto – all positioned along our historic high street. Buy local, get festive, welcome to Tenterden Christmas Market.
24 November 2017 12noon-9pm
and 25 November 2017 10am-8pm
Tenterden High Street
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Shop, eat and sing at Brogdale this Christmas. Enjoy a mince pie and a festive tipple whilst browsing locally-made gifts for all from the local produce market.
Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection. Set in over 150 acres of farmland, it has more than 4,000 varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more. The orchards are a living history and ritage of fruit, and the Brogdale charity works to provide access d education about the collection to the public.
ogdale Collections, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
6WALMER CASTLE AND GARDENS,
DEAL ENCHANTED LANTERN FESTIVA
If you’d like to visit an entertaining festival, too, then visit
Walmer Castle for a truly enchanting experience
Step into Walmer’s award-winning gardens this festive season and literally experience them in a whole new light. The Enchanted Lantern Festival will let you see them in the magical atmosphere of evening time at Christmas.
A serene and enchanting show of lantern light will beguile your senses a immerse you in the atmosphere of this precious time of year.
After enjoying the enchanted trail, handcraft your very own lantern, adding your own touch to the magic by making it a part of the display.
Finish the evening off with a warming mug of hot chocolate in the castle 15-18 December, 5pm-8pm
Adult £6; Child £3
Non-members: Adult £11; Child 5-15 years £8
Call 0370 333 1183
(Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm; Sat 9am-5pm).
Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ