Canterbury Christmas Market 2023

It's FREE to visit the market

This is a FREE Christmas market to visit and no tickets are required.  The exceptions are bookable activities such as our Virtual Reality Adventures, Santa Paws and Breakfast with Santa.


Canterbury Christmas Market can be found in various locations around the City of Canterbury in Kent, England.  The heart of the market is located in and around the Whitefriars Shopping Centre.

For Satnav, you can use the postcode CT1 2TF and there are various car parks in the vicinity, including at the Whitefriars shopping centre itself.

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Car parking

Please note, if planning a visit, roads and car parks in and around Canterbury can become extremely busy in the festive season so, please leave yourself plenty of time.

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Lots of useful answers, hints & tips on our FAQ page


Whitefriars Canterbury

Christmas Market Location

Market Map

Santa's Grotto
Virtual Reality Lapland Adventure
Dash's Toy Workshop Rescue
Santa Paws

All outside the Metro Bank, 2 St George’s St, Canterbury CT1 2SR

Breakfast with Santa

The Real Eating Company
Whitefriars Shopping Centre
Whitefriars Square

For coach drivers

Coaches can drop passengers off at the drop-off point located in St George’s Lane, in front of Whitefriars Shopping Centre, where a section of the Christmas Market is located and approximately 400 metres from Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury Coach Park is approximately a 10-minute pleasant riverside walk from the city centre. There is no coach parking available within the city walls. The coach park is easily accessible from the main routes into the city with parking machines accepting credit cards and cash. Toilets including disabled, baby changing facilities and water points are available.

Click here for further information.

General info

  • A fantastic selection of Christmas gifts for the whole family
  • Festive food and drink offerings
  • Meet and greet characters
  • Live music on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Market opening hours

November 10th to Christmas Eve, December 24th 2023

  • Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
  • Christmas Eve closes at 4 pm

Canterbury Christmas Market is operated by

Rockhopper Events Ltd

Registered office only – 12 Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom, ME15 6LE

Company number 11241742

Email [email protected]

RockHopper Events Ltd