Rochester Christmas Market

Rochester Christmas Market

Set in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester's 12th Century Norman Keep, market visitors can enjoy a selection of festive food and drink including mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and roasted chestnuts as they browse stalls for unique gift ideas and unusual stocking fillers.

Wander the Bavarian food village or visit the funfair. There will also be live performers keeping you entertained.

There is even a guaranteed snowfall, all framed by Rochester’s fairy tale cathedral and castle.

Features of the market include:

  • Magical festive atmosphere with live music
  • Luxury and unique gifts throughout the market.
  • Bavarian Village and Craft Fair.
  • Tasty treats from local producers.
  • Easy access to historic Rochester High Street with its eclectic mix of independent retailers, eateries and period architecture.
  • A step back in time to a Victorian Christmas to meet some of Dickens' heroes and villains (Dickensian Christmas festival 7-8 December).

The market will take place on Saturday, 30 November and Sunday, 1 December; Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 December and Friday, 13 to Sunday, 15 December 2019.  

  • Saturday, 30 November – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 1 December - 10am – 6pm
  • Friday, 6 December – 12noon – 8pm
  • Saturday, 7 December – 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday, 8 December - 10am – 7pm
  • Friday, 13 December - 12noon – 8pm
  • Saturday, 14 December - 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 15 December - 10am – 6pm

Coaches need to pre-book their visit in advance by completing and returning the booking form. Please note, some peak departure slots for Dickensian Christmas weekend are now full. Any late coach bookings received after the 28 October will now be offered the nearest alternative departure time available.

 

Address

Rochester Castle Gardens
ME1 1SW

Entry Price

Free Entry to the Christmas Market. Normal admission fees apply for entry to the castle keep.