Christmas themed events are a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, and luckily, there are plenty of them happening in Kent this year. We thought we would make things a bit easier by creating a guide to all the best Kent Christmas events, so you can have all the information you need in one place.

If you are organising a Christmas event and it is not already on this list, you can add it to The Tourist Trail for others to see by filling out our ‘upload your event’ form.

Or just keep reading to see our list of Christmas events in Kent…


Starts

22

Nov

Expires

24

Nov

Christmas in Tenterden 2019

Street entertainment, a fantastic parade and stalls full of amazing food, produce and artisan makes.The Market will run over three days, and will be home to local artisan food producers,...

High Street, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6AU

Starts

22

Nov

Expires

30

Dec

Christmas at Bedgebury

The magical, after-dark, illuminated Christmas trailSpectacular new illuminations will feature at Bedgebury’s popular Christmas light trail from 22 November – 30 December 2019. New trail...

Adult Ticket: £18.00 Child Ticket: £11.50 + 1 more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SJ

Starts

23

Nov

Expires

23

Dec

Millbrook Grotto Gravesend

A truly magical experience awaits children of all ages in the Magical Millbrook Grotto this November and December.Receive a special train ticket to board the Millbrook Express and be...

Adult Tickets (includes a sweet treat): £4.00 Children Tickets: £11.00

Millbrook Garden Centre, Station Road, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 9PA

Starts

23

Nov

Expires

24

Nov

Christmas on the Home Front: WWII Experience

Step back into yesteryear and re-live the festive season in the 1940’. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas on the Home Front’ Among the attractions will be ‘make do and...

Adult: £6.95 Child: £5.95

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent , ME14 3AU

Starts

23

Nov

Expires

24

Nov

Festive Market

Kick-start your Christmas shopping at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Local food, drink, crafts and produce will give you ideas for all those special gifts, plus treats for you and the family....

Adult Tickets to Castle Garden: £9.90 Children Tickets to Castle Garden: £4.95 + 2 more

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

01

Dec

Santa Experience 30th-1st

Our unique experience will create magical memories to last a lifetime!This year children will enter Father Christmas’ new magical Grotto after being greeted by his festive little helpers. In...

Santa Ticket Per Child: £6.00

Whitefriars Square, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TF

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

30

Nov

Winter Fayre at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

We are showcasing handcrafted & vintage items which will inspire shoppers who are looking for something 'a bit different'.Visitors can relax and refuel with delicious cakes, hot food, mince...

Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3EJ

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

15

Dec

Rochester Christmas Market

Set in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester's 12th Century Norman Keep, market visitors can enjoy a selection of festive food and drink including mulled...

Rochester Castle Gardens, Kent , ME1 1SW

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

01

Dec

Experience Christmas at Kent Life

Come along and join in the festive fun. Jump on board our Land Train driven by the Head Elf and don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and take home a...

Adult Tickets: £7.95 Concession Tickets: £6.95 + 3 more

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

24

Dec

Father Christmas in Kent

Our magical Father Christmas in Kent experience will be back at Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink from 30 November 2019 to 24 December 2019 on selected mid-week and weekend days. We pride ourselves on...

Children: £16.50 Adult: £2.00 + 1 more

Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink Calverley Park, Mount Pleasant Aveune, Off Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QQ

Starts

01

Dec

Expires

01

Dec

Faversham Christmas Fair 1st Dec

Our Christmas Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful Alexander Centre, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East...

Alexander Centre, 15-17 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NZ

Starts

01

Dec

Expires

23

Dec

Father Christmas at The Hop Farm

Father Christmas is back at The Hop Farm during selected dates, this December! Treat the kids and meet the big FC up close and in person in his magical grotto experience. Lots of festive fun to be...

The Hop Farm Family Park , Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent , TN12 6PY

Starts

04

Dec

Expires

04

Dec

Santa Paws 4th Dec

Canterbury Christmas Barket welcomes our four legged friends to Santa Paws where humans can book their furriends in to visit Father Christmas, who absolutely adores all animals – obviously! Each...

Santa Paws Tickets: £4.00

Whitefriars Square, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TF

Starts

06

Dec

Expires

08

Dec

Santa Experience 6th-8th

Our unique experience will create magical memories to last a lifetime!This year children will enter Father Christmas’ new magical Grotto after being greeted by his festive little helpers. In...

Santa Ticket Per Child: £6.00

Whitefriars Square, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TF

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

08

Dec

Experience Christmas at Kent Life 7th-8th

Come along and join in the festive fun. Jump on board our Land Train driven by the Head Elf and don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and take home a...

Adult Tickets: £7.95 Concession Tickets: £6.95 + 3 more

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

08

Dec

Christmas at the Castle

Join us for our traditional Christmas Fair in our beautiful castle - we have over 50 stalls selling Christmas decorations, gifts, wreaths, chutneys etc.Our magical Santa's grotto will be open...

Whitstable Castle & Gardens , Kent , CT5 2BW

Starts

10

Dec

Expires

10

Dec

Christmas Wreath Making at Down House

Come and join our senior gardener Kristyna Slivova for a workshop in Christmas wreath making. Weave your magic with fresh foliage from Darwin's garden and create a beautiful wreath for you to take...

Per Person: £35.00

Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT

Starts

11

Dec

Expires

11

Dec

Santa Paws

Canterbury Christmas Barket welcomes our four legged friends to Santa Paws where humans can book their furriends in to visit Father Christmas, who absolutely adores all animals – obviously! Each...

Santa Paws Tickets: £4.00

Whitefriars Square, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TF

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Santa Experience 13th-24th

Our unique experience will create magical memories to last a lifetime!This year children will enter Father Christmas’ new magical Grotto after being greeted by his festive little helpers. In...

Santa Ticket Per Child: £6.00

Whitefriars Square, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TF

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Experience Christmas at Kent Life 14th-15th

Come along and join in the festive fun. Jump on board our Land Train driven by the Head Elf and don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and take home a...

Adult Tickets: £7.95 Concession Tickets: £6.95 + 3 more

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Starts

19

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Experience Christmas at Kent Life 19th-24th

Come along and join in the festive fun. Jump on board our Land Train driven by the Head Elf and don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and take home a...

Adult Tickets: £7.95 Concession Tickets: £6.95 + 3 more

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Starts

26

Dec

Expires

26

Dec

Bubble and Squeak on Boxing Day

Come get happy with us and celebrate a cruelty free Boxing Day. We will be serving bubble and squeak and local wines ciders and fizz.Sit amongst friends and chat about happy times ahead. Dogs...

The Retreat Cafe Restaurant
The Retreat Animal Rescue, Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill, High Halden, Kent, TN26 3LJ