When is Canterbury Christmas Market 2019? Dates, opening times and all you need to know

This yr will see Canterbury Christmas develop to be greater and higher than ever.

Whether searching for stocking fillers or out to benefit from the magical seasonal ambiance, visiting a Christmas market is on the high of everybody’s to do record in December.

With starry lights and an enormous, selfie-ready Christmas tree and sleigh, Canterbury Christmas market is all arrange to be greater and higher than ever in 2019.

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There are extra market stalls, weekly leisure occasions, and Santa and his elves might be additionally coming to city.

It is the second yr the market has been revamped below occasion organiser Rockhopper Events.

Christmas buying at Canterbury might be native, distinctive, with a lot of seasonal treats and warming winter drinks to brighten the day.

Here’s what is in retailer:

When is Canterbury Christmas Market?

This yr, the market will run each day from November 22 till Christmas Eve, which falls on a Tuesday this yr. 

The market will keep open each day and a late buying night time is deliberate for when Father Christmas is coming to city. The date for this has not but been confirmed.

Opening times

  • 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 6pm Saturday
  • 10am to 5pm Sunday

Your final likelihood to go to Canterbury Christmas market might be on Christmas Eve, when it closes at 4pm.

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Where is it?

Last yr the market has expanded and it is thought to be simply as massive in 2019.

Visitors will discover some 70 stalls in Whitefriars Square, St George’s Street, Gravel Walk and the Marlowe Arcade. 

What can I count on?


A stall at Canterbury’s Christmas market

Some 70 stalls will line the streets of Canterbury in it is greatest version but.

An ideal place to discover a final minute current and a singular card or decoration, there may even be meals and drink stalls.

This yr Canterbury Christmas market could have two large wood cabins to host 60 Canterbury makers.

These extremely expert artists and artisans are a part of organisers’ dedication to develop native affect on the occasion.

Mr Barr mentioned they’re blissful to host some unimaginable homegrown expertise on the market. He mentioned: “There is always a lot of interest for people to get that unique gift made by someone local, Canterbury makers has always had a great appeal”.

Santa’s Grotto

Families will adore Santa’s Grotto, positioned in Whitefriars Square there is no means they’ll miss it.

With greater than 2,000 kids going to discuss to Father Christmas final yr, organisers strongly advise mother and father to e-book forward so they do not miss out.

Last yr each little one had a 15-20 minute session within the grotto – and it is thought to be the identical this yr.

They go into Father Christmas’ sitting room with mother and father in teams of 4, the place they may participate in craft actions with the elves and get to likelihood to meet Santa.

Each little customer will go away with a present.

More particulars, together with dates for the grotto, might be revealed nearer to the occasion.

How a lot will it price?

The Christmas market is free to attend and the stay music live shows are additionally freed from cost.

Last yr it price £four per little one for Santa’s Grotto and bookings could be made on-line right here .

Although all different occasions are freed from cost, reserving is practically important.

How do I get to Canterbury Christmas Market?

By practice

If you are travelling to Canterbury by practice you can attain two primary stations.

Canterbury East serves passengers primarily headed to and from North and East Kent, whereas guests from West Kent can typically arrive at Canterbury West.

Both stations have trains heading into London terminals, though the HS1 departs from Canterbury West.

Car parks

If you are going to Canterbury by automotive, the Park and Ride loop affords a hop on and off the bus for drivers simply £three.50 per day.

It departs from automotive parks on New Dover Road, Sturry Road and Wincheap that price £three.50 for the day.

At Christmas, buses run from 9am to 6pm between Sunday November 25 and Sunday December 23.

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