Things to do on Christmas Eve in Canterbury

Whether it is some last minute shopping or you want to get into the Christmas spirit with a carol concert, enjoy the most of Canterbury's Christmas festivities with these great things to do on Christmas Eve.


carol singing outside Canterbury Cathedral

Christmas Eve Carols and Concerts

Get into the Christmas spirit with a carol concert in Canterbury. Enjoy carols at the world famous Canterbury Cathedral with the Canterbury Cathedral Service of Carols. The Open Air Community Carol Singing in Rose Square is a fabulous start to Christmas for both the young and young at heart.


the cast of Dick Whittington at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Canterbury Christmas Eve Shows and Films

Don't miss The Marlowe Theatre's fun-packed family pantomime Dick Whittington, starring one of the UK's most popular TV stars, Stephen Mulhern and Marlowe favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett. You can also experience the sparkling Christmas classic of The Nutcracker. This exciting production retains all the much-loved magic and characters from the original but in a perfectly kid-sized adaptation.


Places to visit this Christmas Eve in Canterbury

Make the most of Christmas Eve and visit Canterbury's attractions. 

Canterbury Cathedral is closed for general visiting on Saturday 24th December. All are welcome at their services.

Christmas Eve Events in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

Discover events this Christmas Eve in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

christmas lights and canterbury cathedral from shopping high street

Last minute Christmas shopping in Canterbury

Whatever you want this Christmas, you will find it somewhere in this most ancient of English cities and if you still have Christmas shopping to do on Christmas Eve - don't worry - Canterbury has you covered! Discover unique and boutique shops as well as national and international brands this Christmas in Canterbury.

Whitefriars Christmas Market runs until 24 December 2016. Over 30 festive stalls selling gift items, decorations, festive food and seasonal specialities located throughout Whitefriars.


Eating and Drinking on Christmas Eve in Canterbury

If you want to get Christmas off to a cracking start, or prefer to celebrate on Christmas Eve, book a table at one of Canterbury's restaurants for a Christmas Eve meal. Remember to book in advance and always check opening times and Christmas closures with the venue.

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve in Canterbury

The Lady Luck, Canterbury

The Lady Luck


The Duke William Pub and Restaurant

Duke William


Terrace of Cafe du Soleil, Canterbury

Café du Soleil


The City Arms, Canterbury

The City Arms


Oscar & Bentleys, Canterbury

Oscar & Bentleys


The Veg Box Cafe, Canterbury

The Veg Box Café


River View from Cafe des Amis, Canterbury

Cafe des Amis


Country Restaurant

County Restaurant


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