Canterbury Christmas Market 2023

Spot The Elves

Friday, December 1st
Booking: No
Canterbury Christmas Market - Various Locations
Jolly Christmas Elf

Event Details

Date & Time

  • Date: Throughout December until 22nd December
  • Time: During regular opening hours of The Marlowe Arcade and the VR near Metro Bank


  • Venues: The grotto in The Marlowe Arcade and the VR station near Metro Bank

Event Overview

Elf Spotting

Throughout the month of December, the elves will be busier than ever, preparing for the most magical time of the year. These energetic little helpers will be scattered around various locations, each with their unique tasks. Some will be welcoming visitors to Santa’s grotto, others will be wrapping presents, operating the flying sleigh, or even counting candy canes. The challenge? Spot them all!

Elf Sheet Collection

To make this a fun and interactive experience, you can collect an Elf Sheet from two locations: the grotto in The Marlowe Arcade or the VR station near Metro Bank. These sheets will have spaces for you to fill in the names of all the elves you spot.  You can also download and print your own Elf sheet below.

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Completing the Elf Sheet

As you wander through the venues, keep your eyes peeled for these festive characters. Each elf will have a name tag, and your task is to jot down these names on your Elf Sheet. It’s a great activity for families, encouraging both observation and exploration.

Prize Draw

Once you’ve completed your Elf Sheet, hand it back in at either of the collection points. All completed sheets will be entered into a draw, and the lucky winner will receive a lovely festive gift!

Closing Date

The last day to hand in your completed Elf Sheet is 22nd December, giving you ample time to spot all the elves and participate in the draw.

Who Should Participate?

This event is perfect for families with children, groups of friends, or even individuals who enjoy the holiday season and love a good scavenger hunt. It’s a wonderful way to explore the venues, shop for gifts, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.

So, if you’re looking to add a sprinkle of magic and a dash of challenge to your December outings, don’t miss this elf-spotting adventure. Happy elf hunting!