Tis the Season! So why not get in the mood with some of the best Christmas Markets in Kent!

Get wrapped up warm, drink Kent’s finest mulled wine or hot chocolate and browse  unique gifts for the people you love.

Festivities around the Windmill


Leeds Castle is putting on quite the spread with daily live music from the bandstand, Christmas stories for the little ones and the irresistible opportunity to ride on the carousel or the ferris wheel.
There is a wide variety of tasty treats for you to devour including a turkey carvery, hog roast, french crepes and mince pies to name just a few.

Opening Times: 10am to 5pm each day

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Over in medway the Rochester Christmas market is set in the beautiful castle grounds overlooking the river Medway. There is a wide range of stalls with all sorts of Christmas goodies. Be sure not to forget about all the excellent and eclectic mix of retailers, eateries and period architecture along the high street itself.

Sat, 29 to Sun, 30 Nov; Fri, 5 to Sun, 7 Dec; Fri 12 to Sun, 14 Dec – 11am – 7pm.

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Festivities around Pearson’s


Canterbury is surpassing itself this year by adding a brand new Santa’s Grotto experience for children with some fun activities in store for them inside like decorating a gingerbread man and storytelling. This, of course is on top of the 35 wooden cabins selling festive produce, gifts and decorations.

The Christmas Market opens at 4pm on Thursday 20th November and runs until Sunday 28th December, opening from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday (later on Thursdays), 9am to 6pm on Saturdays and 11am to 5pm Sundays (closed Christmas/Boxing Day).

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Being Kent’s oldest Market Town, Faversham is worth a visit over the Festive period. It is renowned for the quality and variety of its food and drink products and an ever growing industry of local arts and crafts. Faversham is also offering some great live music on Sunday the 15th and 22nd of December.

09:30 – 15:45

Festivities around the Thackeray’s


The Pantiles is offering a beautiful Christmas experience with boutique shopping, Christmas themed markets at the weekends, and entertainment from jazz to reindeer to carol singing to street theatre. Markets will take place on the Pantiles every weekend 11am to 2pm from now until Christmas.

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st enjoy stunning performances of CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed across a snow covered Pantiles.

Savin the best ’til last, don’t forget about the sensational open air ice rink! Open seven days a week from Friday 21 Nov ’14 – Sunday 4 Jan ’15 

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