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Canterbury - made for Christmas


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Step into Christmas.....

See Canterbury transformed into a winter wonderland this year as our very first festive ice rink launches in the beautiful and historic Dane John Gardens, and the Christmas market returns bigger and better than ever!

Our city will be a delight for all the senses as you amble through the huts, local craft and produce stalls. Enjoying an array of live music performances and indulge in delicious yuletide treats beneath the twinkling lights. Leave with Christmas gifts, decorations and seasonal must-haves, as well as your very own wish list. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Whitefriars, Canterbury, so take the whole family for a magical treat to visit Santa in person.

Meander the medieval cobbled streets and you’ll find the centrepiece of our Christmas celebrations, Canterbury Cathedral. Embrace the traditional Christmas carol services and concerts which fill the Cathedral with festive joy and thanksgiving.

Check out our guide to Christmas in Canterbury.