Christmas Market Leeds Castle Kent

Where are the Best Christmas Markets in Kent 2019?  At Christmas I think there is nothing better than browsing a Christmas market, just as dusk settles.  With a glass of mulled wine in hand, and the sweet smell of cinnamon and spice in the air, I find the twinkling lights so atmospheric!  Even better with a brass band playing carols in the background!  So, if you are looking for the best Christmas markets in Kent – have a look at these!  If you have children also have a look at our round up of places to visit Santa in Kent.

Canterbury Christmas Market

November 22nd to December 24th 2019

Once again the sparkling Canterbury Christmas Market returns to get you well and truly into the Christmas spirit.  This year, for 2019 it’s bigger and better than ever with more market stalls, great events and, of course, Santa and his elves will be in residence Saturday 30th November and available for pre-booked visits to the Grotto until Christmas Eve (early close 24th December at 3pm as, obviously, Santa needs to get on his way!).

We look forward to welcoming you for some great Christmas shopping with awesome, unique gift ideas, seasonal treats and warming winter drinks & cocktails.

Canterbury Christmas Market Kent


Leeds Castle Christmas Market in Kent

Weekends only from 23rd November to 15th December 2019

Visit the Leeds Christmas Market on the lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

In the centre of the market, visitors can enjoy nostalgic fairground rides on the Victorian carousel or take a leisurely trip on the big wheel for a spectacular view of the Castle, whilst live music performances from the band stand each day will keep everyone entertained.  Included with the price of admission.

Christmas Market Leeds Castle Kent

Tenterden Christmas Market

Buy local, meet the makers, sample local food and drink and enjoy a stunning High Street full of independent retailers, cosy coffee shops and quality restaurants at Tenterden Christmas market.

Friday November 222019
3:00 PM  – 09:00 PM
Saturday November 232019
10:00 AM  – 08:00 PM
Sunday November 242019
10:00 AM  – 04:00 PM

christmas market tenterden

Rochester Dickensian Christmas Markets Kent

The market is set in the picturesque Rochester Castle Gardens. You can browse a variety of stalls for unique gift ideas and stocking fillers.

You can wander through the Bavarian food village or visit the funfair. There will also be live performers to keep you entertained.

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

Rides are £1 every Friday and activities are half price. 

Opening times:

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

Rochester Christmas Market Kent

For reviews of Christmas Markets in different parts of the UK have a look at Christmas Magic and Markets.