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Rochester Christmas Market 2023

25th November - 10th December 2023
Rochester Castle

Get your Christmas shopping off to a fun and festive start at the Rochester Christmas Market. FREE to enter.

Set in the spectacular Rochester Castle gardens, the Christmas markets are held over three consecutive weekends. 

It's the ideal place to search for that special gift and stocking fillers by wandering around the many craft and trade stalls.

Food and drink stalls are available to purchase hot and cold beverages, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and much more.

Funfair rides on Fridays (1 and 8 December) are reduced to £1.50 per ride with half-price activities.

NEW FOR 2023!

Children's Christmas Village

We’re so excited to announce the brand new ‘Children’s Christmas Village’ – sat amongst the vibrant Christmas Market at Rochester Castle on various dates and times from Saturday, 25 November to Sunday, 10 December.

Mrs Claus and her elves have worked hard to bring your children a magical Christmas experience that includes Christmas stories in Mrs Claus’ snug, crafting their own Christmas decorations in the Elves’ workshop and decorating a festive sweet treat to take home.

Tickets are just £10 per child (ages 4-11). Adults do not need a ticket. There must be at least one, but no more than two adults for every entry. Click here to book your tickets.

Christmas Trees

Ada’s Florist, who sell Christmas Trees, will be attending all 8 days of the Christmas Market.  They will have some 3, 4 and 5 foot trees on display to purchase and take away on the day.  You can also place an order with them at the market or pre order them.  For more information and to pre-order your tree, visit Ada's website www.adaflower.co.uk

Getting to Rochester's Christmas Events

There are many options for visitors to our Christmas Events to travel sustainably to Rochester.  For more details, click here.

Tickets and Pricing

Free to enter the market.  Charge of £10 per child to visit the new Christmas Village located at the market.



Days and times

  • Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November
    10am - 6pm
    Friday 1 December
    12pm - 8pm
    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
    10am - 7pm
    Friday 8 December
    12pm - 8pm
    Saturday, 9 & Sunday 10 December
    10am - 6pm

Traders & Coaches

Coach booking system has now closed. Most slots are full, but if you need assistance email us for advice. Market stalls for this year's event has now sold out.



Rochester Castle Gardens, Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW

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