Canterbury Christmas Market 2023

Santa Arrives at the Christmas Market

Friday, December 1st
Booking: No
Canterbury Christmas Market, various locations.

Event Details

Date & Time

  • Date: Friday, 1st December
  • Time: Starting from 4pm


  • Venue: Various locations around Canterbury’s Christmas Market

Event Overview

Join us for an enchanting evening as Santa Claus makes his grand arrival in Canterbury! The event begins at 4 pm, offering an ideal after-work or post-school activity for families, friends, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit.

Santa’s Christmas Market Walkabout

Santa, along with his merry band of elves and other festive characters, will be taking a leisurely stroll around Canterbury’s Christmas Market. This is not just a parade but an interactive experience. Feel free to approach Santa and his friends as they make their way through the market, spreading joy and holiday cheer.


What’s a festive event without some gifts? Santa’s sack will be brimming with giveaways. From small toys for the kids to holiday-themed trinkets for adults, there’s a little something for everyone. Make sure you’re on his ‘nice list’!


Capture the magic of the season with a selfie! Santa and his friends will be more than happy to pose for photos. It’s a perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and perhaps even start a new holiday tradition.

Lots of Fun

In addition to Santa’s walkabout, the Christmas Market itself will be in full swing, featuring an array of stalls selling holiday treats, crafts, and gifts. Enjoy seasonal food and drink, partake in holiday-themed games, and soak in the festive atmosphere replete with twinkling lights and carol singers.

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to all—families with children, couples looking for a romantic holiday outing, and individuals who simply love the festive season. Given that the event starts in the late afternoon, it’s accessible for those who may be finishing work or school.

So, mark your calendars and come down to Canterbury’s Christmas Market on the 1st of December. It promises to be an evening full of festive fun, community spirit, and holiday magic!