Whitefriars Christmas Market

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Whitefriars Christmas Market!'

This year in Canterbury we are inviting you to join our festivities from the 

23rd of November to the 30th of December..


With our traditional '12 days of Christmas' theme we will be bringing a festive bucketful of winter merriment to Whitefriars Square. 

Your journey could begin with a walk through our gorgeous Whitefriars Arcade with it's festive stalls and the dazzling Christmas Tree!  Perhaps then it might be time to create a family memory and pose in Christmas fancy dress in the Festive Photo Booth! 

This year our stunning tree will be powered by 'Pavegen' who will be running various events for charity: children can jump and play on the Pavegen floor pads which will make the tree lights twinkle and dance! Great fun for everyone! 

Your journey continues... Upon leaving the Arcade, walk towards the entrance at Gravel walk. Here you will be welcomed by our three-metre tall 

Toy Soldiers! They stand at the gateway to a wintry scene of Festive Shopping and Tasty Treats in our Olde English Sheds..  

The Christmassy aromas of Bratwurst and Roasted Chestnuts mix temptingly with the Mulled Wine!

You wont want to leave! Oh and not forgetting the German beer Shed'! 

Whilst enjoying your chocolate crepe and mulled wine, perhaps it's time to stroll down Whitefriars Walk where you will find even more unique gift ideas whilst listening to the Christmas Carols being sung by the choir in the Square.


This year is set to be the most amazing yet, so come and take in the festive atmosphere then eat, drink and thoroughly enjoy yourselves!


Just one more thing.........


We forgot to mention that this year Father Christmas will be with us in Whitefriars Square, in his Canterbury Grotto! He and his little helpers will be here every day during our festivities listening to children and their Christmas wishes! On the 23rd November there will be a wonderful parade marking his arrival, be sure to come and see him on his sleigh! Father Christmas will be with us right up until the 23rd of December giving him just enough time to get back to the North pole before he has to start his world tour.


One last thing...... (promise)


Each Saturday throughout Whitefriars festive period we will be holding some very special themed days... On these days we will be inviting you to dress up, pose and take pictures of yourselves in the Square. If you send the picture in to the kind Elves at Whitefriars then they will be able to enter you into competitions to win prizes for the Best Dressed! Don't Panic! There will be plenty of our staff dressed up too during this time so you wont feel at all out of place! 

 Details and dates are listed above, come along and be part of the Canterbury Christmas smile at Whitefriars this year.....