Welcome to Whitefriars C hristmas Market

This year our fabulous market is bigger and better than ever. We are sure you will find perfect unique gifts here with over 35 traditional British-made wooden sheds showcasing the best products that local, national and international traders have to offer. The market has it all with shopping and bespoke gifts, amazing gourmet foods, events the whole way through and a sparkly new Father Christmas’s Grotto. A magical new festive family event, come along and join us!

  • To avoid disappointment, book your Grotto Tickets now! Our Grotto is incredibly popular and we would advise you to book online in advance as there are no opportunities to book on the day!
  • Follow us on twitter @xmascanterbury and look out for the #secretsanta updates! This will inform our guests of the offers and fantastic spot prizes which we will be given to lucky customers throughout the market and surrounding stores every day!
  • Pop-up entertainment throughout the market each week:
    choirs, live bands, dancers and face-painting!
  • The Official Opening of the Christmas Grotto will be
    on 5th December with the annual Father
    Christmas Arrival Parade. Father Christmas, his helpers will be cruising through Whitefriars on his sleigh handing out treats for everyone. It’s going to be a fantastic day, come along and welcome him into his new home!