Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

Tenterden Christmas Fayre - Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2016 - Enjoy Christmas in Tenterden

Tenterden Christmas Market

Tenterden Christmas Fayre

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2016

Market Square Group are delighted to announce that it will be organising the Tenterden Christmas Market 2016 and extending the event from 1 to 3 days to fully realise the huge potential for businesses in terms trading and to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of vistors that the event attracts - over 10 000 in one day in 2015.

The stalls will be located throughout the high street destination areas offering food, drink, stage, children's rides and activities at each end of the market.

People love to visit Tenterden and it is difficult to imagine a town that conjures up the tradition and spirit of Christmas more completely. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an event that will continue to grow and attract visitors in large numbers.

Street entertainment and live music will feature in this event adding to the festive atmosphere - Santa's grotto, fairground rides, carol singers and community initiatives add to the mix to compliment one of Kent's best destinations for independent retail shops.

Opening Times


Friday 12.00 until 9.00 p.m.
Saturday 09.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.


What's On


For three days at the end of November, Tenterden  High Street will be transformed through the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas Fayre. There will be no better place to do your Christmas shopping as the independent retail mecca of Tenterden is supplemented by a host of craft, and grocery food stalls offering original Christmas gift and hamper ideas together with festive hot foods and drink to add to the spirit of the occasion.


Visitors will be spoilt for choice as local shops blend with visiting stalls to deliver a very special retail fusion. Live music, choirs, street entertainment and children's rides will all add to the weekend's celebrations. Look out too for news on the extended Santa's Special train ride for families bringing passengers in from the car parking (provided especially for the event) at Rolvenden station.


What To Expect

• A great selection of Christmas Market stalls
• Fantastic selection of gifts for Christmas 
• Street food and grocery food for Christmas 
• Fairground rides for the children 
• Christmas carols, street entertainment 
• Shops and cafés open late  - take advantage of the Tenterden Loyalty Card for discounts on purchases from          many local shops
• Glittering Christmas trees and lights  - light switch on is Saturday afternoon
• Real animals and of course... Santa’s Grotto

In a Christmas nutshell, there is something for everyone in this most conducive of festive settings.


Traders & Stallholders


If you are interested in booking as a trader or smallholder for the event please visit MarketSquareGroup


Tenterden Christmas Market and Late Night Shopping

Photos from 2012, Photos from 2013, Photos from 2014