Enjoy a fun day of shopping or two at some of these great fairs, bazaars, charity events and Christmas markets in Kent. To add an event contact us here.

We also have listings for pantos, grottos, and Christmas lights switch on events in Kent.

We do our best to provide accurate details, but please check with the organisers before travelling.

The Spitfire Christmas Market
Thursday 16 November 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
1 Liberty Square, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4AU
Many craft stalls selling some great christmas gifts, guest appearances of Peppa Pig and Chase from Paw Patrol, Santa’s grotto with a Santa selfie photo booth, festive nibbles and tipples, local choirs and much more… All in aid of SANDS.
www.facebook.com/events

Christmas Market Barnham/Canterbury
Thursday 16 November 2017, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Barham Village Hall Valley Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT46NX 
Join this lovely Christmas Market for exclusive stalls, perfect for shopping, meet traders and enjoy amazing cakes and coffee. We also offer face painting for children alongside with homemade sweets. Taste amazing cocktails and mulled wine – stay tuned for more amazing traders who join this event. Admission is 1£ (includes a coffee/tea) and children go for free.
www.facebook.com/events

Gravesend Frost Fair Christmas Lights Switch On
Friday 17 November 2017, 4.00pm-7.00pm
Community Square, Gravesend
The Light Switch on and Frost Fair Parade will take place on the 17 November, culminating on the outside area of the Market Square Car Park and will herald the start of the weekend Frost Fairs the following week. Linda Lusardi, the star of this year’s Panto “Sleeping Beauty” will be switching on the lights and the Market will close at seven, so the hundreds of visitors can preview the Market on this day. At 4.30pm the Community Square Christmas tree will be switched on by The Mayor of Gravesham, Councillor Harold Craske.
www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

Martha Trust Christmas Fayre at Guildhall, Sandwich 
Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AH 
There’ll be a huge array of seasonal treats, gift ideas, arts and crafts and Martha Trust goodies plus a chance to meet the man himself, Father Christmas. Browse the stalls, enjoy a cup of coffee and some homemade cake and sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols as we get you in the mood for Christmas.
www.marthatrust.org.uk

Christmas Market at Snodland Community Centre
Saturday 18 November 2017, 11.00am-1.30pm
Paddlesworth Road, Snodland ME6
Head down to the Christmas market and buy some unique gifts from local businesses. 1130-130 50p entrance and all proceeds go to local charity – Leybourne Grange Riding School
www.facebook.com/events

Christmas Market at Light Up Larkfield, Maidstone
Saturday 18 November 2017, 5.00pm-7.00pm
24-28 Martin Square, Maidstone, Kent ME20 6QJ
Larkfield Community Group together with Martin Square Traders Association, are organising a ceremony for switching on the lights around the square. Santa’s coming with sweets for the kiddies, and they will have a chance to enter a Christmas picture competition prior to the day, with the winners being displayed in Mc Colls newsagents window and prizes given at the ceremony. Free glass of mulled wine for adults, market stalls, carols and switch on at 5.00. Cakes, hot drinks and mince pies will be on sale in the cafe.
www.facebook.com/events

Hall Place Christmas Craft Fair 
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017, from 10.00am
Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1PQ 
Find gifts with a difference from over 45 stallholders from jewellery, handicrafts and festive decorations. A must for the start of the festive season. Free Entry
www.facebook.com/events

Authentic Christmas Market at Broadditch Farm Shop
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
New Barn Road, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9PU 
Due to the huge success of last year’s Christmas Market, we will be holding the market again this year but it will be bigger and will be open for two days, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, 10am to 5pm. There will be many local crafts people, as well as food stalls and entertainment from local artists. Broadditch’s very own Farmer Christmas will be making a guest appearance at 2pm on both days so our younger visitors can meet him.hop
www.broadditch.co.uk

Authentic Christmas Market at Broadditch Farm Shop
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
New Barn Road, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9PU 
Due to the huge success of last year’s Christmas Market, we will be holding the market again this year but it will be bigger and will be open for two days, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, 10am to 5pm. There will be many local crafts people, as well as food stalls and entertainment from local artists. Broadditch’s very own Farmer Christmas will be making a guest appearance at 2pm on both days so our younger visitors can meet him.hop
www.broadditch.co.uk

West Malling Christmas Lights Switch On
Sunday 19 November 2017, 12.00pm-5.15pm
West Malling
The West Malling Festival boasts real life reindeer you can pet, an ice rink for the children and a Santa’s Grotto. Lights switched on at 5.00pm.
www.westmallingfestival.co.uk

Christmas Market at the Ravenswood
Sunday 19 November 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Cinder Hill, Sharpthorne, East Grinstead RH19 4HY 
Spend the day with friends and family exploring the variety of Christmas stalls. Visit Santa (pre-book online) and enjoy a Christmas refreshment whilst soaking up the festive atmosphere! £2 entry donated to St. Peters and St. James Hospice near Burgess Hill. Children go free.
www.theravenswood.co.uk

Tenterden Christmas Market & Lights Switch On
Friday 24 November (12.00pm-9.00pm) & Saturday 26 November (10.00am-8.00pm) 2017
High Street, Tenterden, Kent
The High Street will be transformed on the last weekend in November – let Christmas begin! There’ll be a traditional Christmas market and street entertainment along with – Santa’s grotto behind the Woolpack and Town Hall, snow machines, and community initiatives. Christmas lights switch-on on Friday 24th – join the light procession from Recreation Ground Road at 4.40pm to St Mildred’s Church for the service then on to the Tenterden Rotary Club Christmas tree in front of the Town Hall, where the town Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm.
www.mytenterden.co.uk

Chartwell Christmas Market
Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS
This popular market returns to kick start your Christmas shopping and gives you the opportunity to find that perfect gift for friends and family.This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Sandwich Christmas Lights Switch On and Market
Saturday 25 November 2017, from 10.00am
Sandwich Town Centre
Festive stalls, music, street entertainment and lots of food and drink. A lantern-lit parade around the town in early evening and the Grand Christmas lights switch on at 7pm. Festive stalls in and around the Guildhall from 10.00am. Santa’s grotto upstairs in the Guildhall from 11.00am. The outdoor programme starts at 3.00pm.
sandwichevents.org.uk

Community Christmas Fair – Woodnesborough Village Hall
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Elmwood Park, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0FB 
FREE Community Christmas Fair. FREE Santas Grotto (book online) * Shopping Stalls * Raffle * Face painting * Cafe area open * FREE hot drink and mince pie for all * FREE children’s craft corner.
www.facebook.com/events

Strode Park Christmas Fair
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Theatre in the Park, Strode Park, Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7NE
Real reindeer, Santa’s Grotto – Frosty Photo Booth, free children’s shows, mulled wine and mince pies, home made cakes, giant Christmas raffle and many other festive stalls and activities. Free entry!
www.strodepark.org.uk

Slade Green Christmas Festival
Saturday 25 November 2017, from 11.00am
St Augustine’s Church, DA8 2 
A festive community fun day! The hall will be full of Stalls with everything from health products to tutus! Outside we have more family activities, including Ice Skating, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeers and a burger van! Activities are very reasonably priced. Free entry.
www.facebook.com/events

Christmas Lights Night Food Market & Light Switch On
Saturday 25 November 2017, 5.00pm-10.00pm
Faversham Town Centre, Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AG
The evening will kick off at 5pm with the switch on the fabulous Faversham Christmas lights by Father Christmas and friends, then 6pm, the night market will start with plenty of delicious local food and drinks to choose from and entertainment galore! Don’t forget to wrap up warm so you can enjoy the festivities all evening in comfort! Blankets are recommended if you aren’t dancing!
www.favershammarket.org

Gravesend Frost Fair
Saturday 25 (9am-5pm) & Sunday 26 November 2017 (10am-4pm)
Community Square, Gravesend
Each weekend will be full of festive fun, entertainment and with lots of traders offering a variety of great and affordable presents for your loved ones this Christmas. The market has taken inspiration from the Frost Fairs of yesteryear, when the River Thames froze over and music, dancing, games and hastily erected stalls sold everything from toys, books, arts and crafts and more were set up on the thick ice of the River Thames.
www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

Christmas Market at Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB
Local craft and food producers join us for our annual festive market, the perfect opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Christmas Market at Leeds Castle
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey while traditional fun fair rides and live music keep everyone entertained. Small additional charges apply for the rides. Usually admission charge to Leeds Castle applies.
www.leeds-castle.com

Rochester Christmas Market
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Castle Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1SW
Set in the picturesque castle gardens, you’ll find a great mix of stalls to help find those unique and quirky Christmas gifts as well as festive entertainment, food and drink. With: stalls selling Christmas decorations, handmade and personalised gifts, stocking fillers, mulled wine, artisan chocolate and much more, live entertainment on the bandstand, traditional funfair, a craft fair, Bavarian food village including German Bratwurst sausages, Hog Roast and churros fully-licensed bar, and guaranteed snowfall with the snow machine. Free entry.
new.medway.gov.uk/news-and-events

Faversham Christmas Market – One
Sunday 26 November 2017
Faversham Town Centre, Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AG
The first of special Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham’s town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go! With carols, music and entertainment galore, a fantastic family market.
www.favershammarket.org

Whitstable & Tankerton Christmas Market
Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Whitstable Junior School, Oxford St, Whitstable, CT5 1DB
There will be stalls inside the school hall & outside near the front door to the school. Stallholders that have booked include Kent Wildlife Trust, Hi-Kent with their wooden Christmas gifts and Christmas cards, Headway running a tombola, East Kent MS Society selling crafts, gift & books, Whitstable & Herne Bay Beekeepers selling honey & beehive products. Other goods on sale include home made textiles, cushions, candles, soap, pocket money toys, bows, luxury skincare, Romney Bears, ladies clothing.
www.tankertonchristmasmarket.co.uk

Whitefriars Christmas Market & Santa’s Grotto
Saturday 25 November to Sunday 24 December 2017
Canterbury, CT1 2TF
This continental-style Christmas Market will be bigger and better this year with over 50 cabins spread throughout Whitefriars. Shop for unique Christmas gifts, decorations and food specialities as you savour the aroma of barbecued bratwurst and mulled wine and enjoy festive entertainment! Santa’s Grotto will be open from 2 December until 24 December, from 11am to 4pm Sunday to Friday and 10.30am to 5pm Saturdays (closed 5/6/12/13 December). Admission to grotto is £4 per child (booking opens in November).
www.whitefriars-canterbury.co.uk

Rochester Christmas Market
Friday 1 – Sunday 3rd December 2017, Fri – 12.00pm-8.00pm, Sat a& Sun – 10.00am-7.00pm
Castle Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1SW
Set in the picturesque castle gardens, you’ll find a great mix of stalls to help find those unique and quirky Christmas gifts as well as festive entertainment, food and drink. With: stalls selling Christmas decorations, handmade and personalised gifts, stocking fillers, mulled wine, artisan chocolate and much more, live entertainment on the bandstand, traditional funfair, a craft fair, Bavarian food village including German Bratwurst sausages, Hog Roast and churros fully-licensed bar, and guaranteed snowfall with the snow machine. Free entry.
new.medway.gov.uk/news-and-events

Gravesend Frost Fair 
Saturday 2 (9am-5pm) & Sunday 3 December 2017 (10am-4pm)
Community Square, Gravesend
Each weekend will be full of festive fun, entertainment and with lots of traders offering a variety of great and affordable presents for your loved ones this Christmas. The market has taken inspiration from the Frost Fairs of yesteryear, when the River Thames froze over and music, dancing, games and hastily erected stalls sold everything from toys, books, arts and crafts and more were set up on the thick ice of the River Thames.
www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

Dickensian Christmas Festival
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Boley Hill, Rochester Castle Gardens and the High Street, Rochester, ME11SW
Uncover a feast of Victorian delights with familiar fictional characters, parades, carols, stalls, reindeer and lots of festive shopping. All this with a guaranteed snowfall, framed by Rochester’s fairytale cathedral and castle.
new.medway.gov.uk/news-and-events

Artisan Christmas Gift Fair at The Canterbury Tales
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TG
Start on your Christmas shopping at our special Christmas fair, displaying the wares of local artisans, particularly celebrating crafts which hail from the medieval period and including various demonstrations so you can learn how incredible artisans have practiced these crafts through the ages. Free event, no pre-booking required.
www.canterburytales.org.uk

Dover Light Switch On & Christmas Market
Saturday 2 (11.00am-8.00pm) & Sunday 3 December 2017 (10.00am-4.00pm)
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Come along to the Christmas in Dover event on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.  This two-day event in Dover’s Town Centre will include market stalls selling crafts and local food and drink, a helter skelter in the Market Square, carol singers, Santa’s Grotto plus on Saturday afternoon the Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm. 
www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk

The Christmas Market at Leeds Castle
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey while traditional fun fair rides and live music keep everyone entertained. Small additional charges apply for the rides. Usually admission charge to Leeds Castle applies.
www.leeds-castle.com

Christmas at the Whitstable Castle
Sunday 3 December 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Whitstable Castle and Gardens, Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW
Join Whitstable Castle for their traditional Christmas Fair with stalls inside and outside selling Christmas gifts, holly wreaths etc plus our magical Christmas grotto!! The Orangery Tearooms will be serving light lunches, mulled wine & mince pies, etc. all day too. Free entry to the castle grounds. There will be a charge of £5.00 per child to visit Santa in his grotto.
whitstablecastle.co.uk

Sevenoaks Christmas Market
Friday 8 December (10.00am-7.00pm), Saturday 9 December (9.00am-7.00pm) and Sunday 10 December (10.00am-6.00pm) 2017
Vine Gardens, Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent
Now into its 4th year, the Sevenoaks Christmas Market is firmly established in the community diary as popular family event attracting strong visitors numbers throughout the event. Located on the Vine Gardens, a three minute walk from the town centre and adjacent to the Vine cricket club, the event will celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products. Entry is free.
www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk

Rochester Christmas Market
Friday 8 – Sunday 10th December 2017, Fri – 12.00pm-8.00pm, Sat a& Sun – 10.00am-7.00pm
Castle Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1SW
Set in the picturesque castle gardens, you’ll find a great mix of stalls to help find those unique and quirky Christmas gifts as well as festive entertainment, food and drink. With: stalls selling Christmas decorations, handmade and personalised gifts, stocking fillers, mulled wine, artisan chocolate and much more, live entertainment on the bandstand, traditional funfair, a craft fair, Bavarian food village including German Bratwurst sausages, Hog Roast and churros fully-licensed bar, and guaranteed snowfall with the snow machine. Free entry.
new.medway.gov.uk/news-and-events

Gravesend Frost Fair 
Saturday 9 (9am-5pm) & Sunday 10 December 2017 (10am-4pm)
Community Square, Gravesend
Each weekend will be full of festive fun, entertainment and with lots of traders offering a variety of great and affordable presents for your loved ones this Christmas. The market has taken inspiration from the Frost Fairs of yesteryear, when the River Thames froze over and music, dancing, games and hastily erected stalls sold everything from toys, books, arts and crafts and more were set up on the thick ice of the River Thames.
www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

The Christmas Market at Leeds Castle
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey while traditional fun fair rides and live music keep everyone entertained. Small additional charges apply for the rides. Usually admission charge to Leeds Castle applies.
www.leeds-castle.com

Faversham Christmas Market – Two
Sunday 10 December 2017
Faversham Town Centre, Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AG
The second special Faversham Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham’s town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go! With carols, music and entertainment galore, a fantastic family market.
www.favershammarket.org

Christmas Food Festival at the Whitstable Castle
Sunday 10 December 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Whitstable Castle and Gardens, Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW
The Castle will be filled with an abundance of local Kentish produce to buy & sample plus a few outdoor activities including our Santa’s Grotto. The Orangery Tearooms will be open all day serving food, drinks and light lunches. Free entry to the castle & grounds. There will be a charge of £5.00 per child to visit Santa in his grotto.
whitstablecastle.co.uk

Gravesend Frost Fair 
Saturday 16 (9am-5pm) & Sunday 17 December 2017 (10am-4pm)
Community Square, Gravesend
Each weekend will be full of festive fun, entertainment and with lots of traders offering a variety of great and affordable presents for your loved ones this Christmas. The market has taken inspiration from the Frost Fairs of yesteryear, when the River Thames froze over and music, dancing, games and hastily erected stalls sold everything from toys, books, arts and crafts and more were set up on the thick ice of the River Thames.
www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk

The Christmas Market at Leeds Castle
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey while traditional fun fair rides and live music keep everyone entertained. Small additional charges apply for the rides. Usually admission charge to Leeds Castle applies.
www.leeds-castle.com

Faversham Christmas Market – Three
Sunday 17 December 2017
Faversham Town Centre, Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AG
The last special Christmas market, taking place in the heart of Faversham’s town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your last minute shopping done in one go!
www.favershammarket.org

Christmas Special Tunbridge Wells Farmer’s Market
Thursday 21 December 2017, 9.00am-2.00pm
Civic Way, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS
Held on Civic Way, outside the Town Hall, this Special Christmas Farmers’ Market will be selling a good mix of local fresh produce and Christmas gifts.
www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk