The Christmas season is ramping up again… City centres and towns are illuminated with dazzling Christmas lights, festive market stalls are ravaging city squares and shops are all decorated to celebrate this magical season. Can you smell that? It’s the delightful smell of festive food…emanating from Canterbury Christmas Market 2022! Are you ready for all things merry and bright? Because your Christmas is about to be on another level!
Here is our Christmas Market at Canterbury guide 2022!
Market Location and Opening Times
It’s also FREE to enter the market, but up to you whether you’d like to purchase tickets for the attractions going on with the market.
Now you know where and when the market is, it’s time to start planning what you can do there!
14 Gravel Walk,
Friday 11th - 24th December 2022
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Christmas Eve the market closes at 16:00
FREE to enter
But will need to pay for festive activities
Things To Do and Festivities To Enjoy!
First off, the annual switch-on event is set to dazzle your eyes on Saturday 12th November. Join in on the parade as you marvel at the twinkling and beautiful lights surrounding you.
Virtual Reality Lapland Adventure
The VR ride holds up to 6 people and will create the most magical family memories.
Breakfast With Santa
As well as a festive breakfast, your kids can take part in a fantastic selection of fun activities and meet the elves!
3rd - 4th, 10th - 11th, 17th - 24th December 2022
Adults £4.45 (2 adults, including hot chocolates)
Letters for Santa
Set in an enchanting garden, your kids can join in on a workshop with the help of Santa Claus’ trusty elves. The kiddies can write about what they’d wish for Christmas. How they’ve been good girls and boys and how much they love Christmas before posting them in the chatty post box.
Your four-legged friends can welcome the Christmas spirit by meeting the jolly man himself. They can also capture a Santa snap before gobbling up a yummy treat!
Dogs of any size and shape are welcome, as long as they’re well-behaved. Please make sure your doggos are comfortable in busy and noisy environments.
Real Eating Company,
16 Whitefriars Street,
£5.00 per pooch (with 2 carers)
Magical Market Stalls
Not only are there handcrafted gifts to purchase, but you’ll be filled with the sounds of musical melodies. From live music events and Canterbury Cathedral carols to the sound of bustling crowds. Engage in meet & greets with seasonal characters and make some marvellous memories!
Festive Food & Drinks
Grab yourselves some roasted chestnuts from Frankly Nuts, or fill up on slow-roasted meat and potatoes. Before heading to a stall where you can dunk cookies! Can you imagine the sweet goodness?
And if you fancy a festive fiesta head over to Comamos Fajitas for some locally-sourced food and a mighty Mexican feast.
So, we hope you’re all caught up with this brilliant Christmas market, it’s time to start planning when you’ll visit now! Christmas is one of the best times to create magical memories that will last a lifetime with your kids. Whether they meet Santa Claus, engage in festive activities or munch on yummy food with happy and glowy faces.
Looking for more Christmas activities to do? What about Birmingham’s Christmas Village? Embark on a journey to find the best light displays near you, get started on your kid’s Christmas Eve box and grab your Christmas tree soon! There are many enchanting events on for Christmas, you won’t get bored this festive season!