Christmas in Whitefriars

Canterbury is a magical place at any time of year, but especially in the run-up to Christmas!

Our Christmas Market is the biggest ever, with colourful cabins throughout Whitefriars. Enjoy art and craft activities, live music performances and character walkabouts, plus a fantastic selection of festive food and drink. Don’t forget to visit Santa in his Grotto! (Booking essential – book tickets here.)

With over 60 great shops and restaurants too, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate in style at Whitefriars this Christmas.

Key Dates

16 November

Christmas lights switch-on event and opening of Christmas Market

30 November

Arrival of Santa

1 December

Santa’s Grotto opens

24 December

Community Carol Service and final day of Christmas Market/Santa’s Grotto