Top Christmas Markets in Kent 2018

Top Christmas Markets in Kent 2018

Nothing quite sets the tone for the festive season like a hustling, bustling
Christmas Market. We’ve found the best in the county for you to enjoy



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 at this historic venue near Maidstone.
Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey, while traditional funfair rides and live music performances from the bandstand at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm each day will keep everyone entertained.
The entertainment is included in the price of admission to the castle, but additional charges apply for the funfair rides.
The Christmas Markets are on from
24-25 November, 1-2 December,
8-9 December & 15-16 December.


Visit the picturesque castle gardens to browse the market stalls for unique gift ideas and unusual stocking fillers.
Wander through the Bavarian food village, visit the funfair and be entertained by live performers. And enjoy all of this while snow falls at your feet!
Highlights include Christmas goods on sale at the stalls, entertainment on the bandstand, a traditional funfair, a craft fair, and German Bratwurst sausages, Hog Roast and a fully-licensed bar in the Bavarian food village.
Plus guaranteed snowfall courtesy
of a snow machine.
Dates: 24, 25 & 30 November &
1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 December


This year the Christmas Market at Whitefriars has been designed for a truly memorable shopping experience, with
70 traders offering festive products.
This Christmas Market is special in that it supports local traders from Kent and their bespoke products, as well as a mix of national and international traders.
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!
Along with the festive gifts on offer you will find hearty speciality food and drink ranging from traditional Bratwurst, Mulled Wine to Hot Toddies.
25 November-24 December


Enjoy a host of Christmas stalls showcasing handmade festive gifts, local food and drink, music and a Grotto – all positioned along Tenterden’s beautiful and historic High Street.
The Tenterden Christmas lights procession and switch-on takes place on Friday 23 November from 4.40pm, followed by carols around the Christmas tree at 5,45pm. The market runs from 23-25 November


The historic Market Place, with its beautiful Guildhall, plays host to stalls brass bands, music and carol singing and… donkeys!
The Faversham Christmas Markets have become a popular yearly event, and are the place to pick up gorgeous, locally-made gifts and produce, enjoy some festive music and sip a glass or two of mulled wine.
25 November, 9 & 16 December.