This year the Christmas Market has been designed for a truly memorable shopping experience. This year there are 35 unique traders offering festive products. Whitefriars Christmas market is unique in that it supports local traders from Kent and their bespoke products including a mix of national and international traders. The market is owned and managed by Kentish company Noah and the Shed who also operate in Canterbury.
Noah and the Shed along with Whitefriars Management have a mission not only to support local stores and bring back visitors to the traditional high-street. They also know how important family events can be at Christmas. Meeting over mulled wine, enjoying locally produced cuisine or buying that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for someone special at this wonderful Christmas market is priceless!
The Market will open every day for visitors. Along with the festive gifts on offer you will find gorgeous hearty speciality food and drink ranging from traditional Bratwurst, Mulled Wine and Hot Toddies.
Due to the huge popularity of Father Christmas’ Grotto last year, please follow the links and book online for your ticket. Spaces are limited this year as we have our new even more magical experience! Click on the page link above for more details.
Noah and the Shed and Whitefriars have also arranged amazing entertainment throughout the market so be sure to follow their Facebook pages. There you will find details of competitions, events such as the ‘Princess’ days, free face painting, choirs, live music and other such pop up events which are all announced on or before the day they will be appearing.
A unique twist to this years’ market is the new twitter competition! Check out by following us at @xmascanterbury Daily announcements to where surprises are hidden in the market and cool new offers will be posted every day. There will be competitions and spot prizes throughout the market and online, so keep your eyes peeled!
We are all inviting you to come and have fun with your family and friends: you can shop till you drop, enjoy the music and atmosphere tucking into any of the food and drink on offer, or just enjoy the amazing attractions in the city of Canterbury and your Christmas experience.