Christmas markets in Kent

Warm open fires making a crackling sound, roasted chestnuts being sold by the pound. Christmas trees twinkling oh-so-bright, illuminating this cold dark winter’s night. Festive tales as old as time being shared whilst passing round the mulled wine- It must only mean that Christmas is here so it’s time to spread some yuletide cheer.

From frosty fairs and festive goodies, to whimsical stalls and winter warmers, find it all at Kent's Christmas markets. Visitors and residents will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of Christmas markets and Christmas days out across the county this season. So follow the trail of this winter’s tale to discover where you can get the most amazing Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

Festive Spirits at Penshurst Place Gift Shop

The joyful Christmas spirit is heading to Penshurst Place from 3rd November to Christmas Eve, bringing wonderful gifts of hampers filled with local produce, freshly-grown mistletoe and beautiful ornaments in the much-loved gift shop.  Embrace the Christmas spirit…

Escape to Canterbury this Christmas

Escape to the historic city of Canterbury dressed in its festive best from 22nd November to Christmas Eve. This year it’s bigger and better than ever with more stalls, great events and the chance to meet Santa Claus himself. Santa and his elves will be in town on Friday 30th November and available for pre-booked visits from 30th November until Christmas Eve. Enjoy delicious sweet treats, warming winter drinks and cocktails as well as the opportunity to buy unique gifts. Escape to the city this Christmas…

Christmas at Chartwell

Join everyone at Chartwell, the childhood home of the much beloved Winston Churchill, for their glorious Christmas markets. Open from the 21st - 24th November to indulge in your favourite festive foods and get the perfect decorations to add a little sparkle to your Christmas tree. Feel the Christmas magic…

Christmas Flare at Chiddingstone Fair

Enjoy the enchantment of the season at Chiddingstone Castle’s Christmas fair on 23rd and 24th November. The market sits proudly on the lawn overlooking the castle, enchanted by a sprinkling of seasonal spirit. Stalls can also be found in some of the castle’s historic rooms, twinkling with yuletide decorations. Be sure to pre-book for the exclusive Saturday 23rd November event and have yourself a cheeky little glass of mulled wine or cider and a delicious mince pie. Have some fun at the fair…

Sissinghurst Festive Market

Embrace the Santa in you and kick start your Christmas shopping at Sissinghurst festive market on 23rd and 24th November. With a large range of stalls selling delicious local food and drink, crafts and festive gifts, you’re sure to check off items from your wish list. There will be live entertainment throughout the weekend and the market is free to enter and Sissinghurst’s restaurant and shop will be open too. Embrace your inner Santa…

Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Rediscover the magic of Christmas at Leeds Castle Christmas Market every weekend from 23rd November - 15th December. Listen to live performances from the band stand, enjoy nostalgic fairground rides on the Victorian carousel or see Leeds Castle in all its glory from the big wheel. Sitting proudly on the Cedar Lawn, discover the market’s splendid array of specialist food and drink, seasonal gifts and festive decorations. Be sure to book your place online to avoid disappointment. Enjoy the Christmas Cheer…

Rochester Christmas Market

Bring the family together and enjoy the magical festivities of Rochester Christmas Market. See the fairy lights draped over traditional German wooden chalets, twinkling at the foot of the 11th century Rochester Castle. Fill the kids’ stockings with wonderful handmade and personalised gifts sold at the market and hear the chimes of the traditional funfair. Or indulge in a delicious hog roast whilst listening to live entertainment on the bandstand. Snow is guaranteed this season with the market's magical snow machine, dusting the market in blankets of white. The market is open on the weekends of 30th November - 1st December, 6th-8th December and 13th -15th December. Better still, visit on 7th or 8th December and you're in for a treat with the Rochester Dickensian Festival and the chance to see a parade, costumed characters and open air carol concerts.   A time for family…

Wine Wonder at Hush Heath Estate

Join in the celebration at Hush Heath Estate with Christmas cakes and fizz (their very own sparkling wine, of course) on 15 December. Plus with plenty of goodies to be found at the vineyard shop, you'll be able to start ticking off that Christmas present list in a flash. It's wine O'clock...

A Christmas Weekend at Ightham Mote

Enjoy a homely Christmas celebration at Ightham Mote on 30th November - 1st December from 10am to 4pm. Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street by visiting Ightham Mote's festive mini-market where you can get your loved ones something a little different. Santa will be there to give well-behaved girls and boys a festive gift and children can join in with some Christmas activities too. There will be a choir there too to add some extra Christmas sparkle to the market. There's no place like a stately home...

Gravesend Christmas Experience

Enter the magical world of Christmas at Gravesend Borough Market this Christmas with their Christmas pop-up cinema event from 27th November - 18th December and the chance to watch a Christmas classic or two. Why not return for the special Christmas market and the chance to stock up on local gifts and stocking fillers? Find out more of what's in store…

A merry Canterbury Christmas

The ever elegant Neptune in Canterbury is throwing open the doors for an early peek at the 2019 Christmas collections on 9th November. With of other producers from in and around Canterbury invited, it's the perfect chance to stock up on local food and drink, jewellery, crafts and more, along with plenty of mulled wine and bubbly! 
A sneak peek

I’m Dreaming of a White Cliff Christmas

Avoid the stress of Christmas and escape the bustling high street at the Port of Dover’s Christmas market. Make the perfect Christmas hamper with personalised gifts and some of Kent’s finest produce. The market will be open from Sunday 1st December so head on down to this festive town. There’s much to be bought at the port…

A very merry Chiddingstone Castle

On 23rd November Chiddingstone Castle will be a flurry of Christmas festivities. Expect local artisans and a delightful selection of gifts, decorations and plenty of food and drink, so you can choose from over 70 stalls to kick start that Christmas shopping! Plus, with mince pies and mulled wine on offer in the castle tea rooms, you'll find plenty of Christmas cheer to get you into the spirit! 
Artisan gifts

West Malling Market Madness

West Malling Farmers Market has everything on offer for you this Christmas. From fresh meat, bread and dairy, to juices, cakes and arts and crafts; you will have everything you need to make this an amazing Christmas. Not only will you be making a fresh, scrummy dinner for you and all the family, but you can also purchase one of a kind presents that your loved ones can cherish forever. The fresher the better…

Sevenoaks Market Spectacular

Santa’s Grotto, fairground rides, crafts and gifts and carol singing. All of this on your doorstep to help you get into the Christmas mood this year. The well-behaved boys and girls can visit the big red man while the adults indulge in handmade crafts and gifts to give to their friends and family. This is available from Friday 8th December to Sunday 10th September. A whole weekend of fun and Christmas cheer for everyone. Smile ear to ear with Christmas cheer…

Christmas in Tenterden

With over 80 stalls at Tenterden's Christmas Market, you are guaranteed to ‘shop til you drop!’ From Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November, you'll find plenty of goodies to look at, eat and spend those Christmas bonuses on! Even better, if you're there on Friday evening you will also get to take part in the magical Christmas light switch on. This is when Christmas really begins…

Experience a Vintage Christmas

What better place to hold a vintage Christmas market than in Tonbridge Castle! Vanity Fairs is a vintage market which sells antiques, crafts and vintage goods available to you on the 3rd Sunday in November and December. If you’re looking for a special gift for a special person than what better present than something they won’t get from anywhere else? Among the beautiful surroundings of Tonbridge Castle and Oxted, this is something you do not want to miss this year. Vintage is sometimes better…

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