Christmas Town Trail


Running from Monday 2nd December to Sunday 22nd December at participating shops and businesses.

Visit the shops & businesses on the map you can download below and find the hidden Festive Lionand make a note of the letter of the alphabet.  Find all 22 letters to work out the famous Christmas song for a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher to spend in local participating shops.

Then come along to 12 Market Place on the Sunday Christmas Market Days of 8th, 15th & 22nd December to visit Santa's Garden and post your entry form in Santa's post box which will only be open at 12 Market Place on the Christmas Sunday Markets.

There will be a prize draw the following Mondays, 9th, 16th and 23d December for your chance to win a super £50 shopping voucher to spend in participating shops in the Town Centre.

There will be lots of FREE entertainment for the children at 12 Market Place, including:

Magic Shows from Mr Magic

Face Painting from Belinda

And EXCLUSIVELY for the first time the chance to meet the Incredible Sebastian and Anastasia, the harness trained ducks provided by Huckleberry Woods.

You can also have a Selfie with Santa and joint in the festive atmosphere of the Sunday Outdoor Christmas Market.

Radio Faversham will be broadcasting live, interviewing happy shoppers and taking requests.

And there's also a chance to donate an unwrapped Christmas present for a needy child with our donation Santa Sacks underneath our Christmas Tree at 12 Market Place, kindly donated by Edible Culture.

So don't miss out on your chance to bring your children into Town to take part in the trail to discover all that Faversham shops have to offer, enjoy some free festive entertainment at 12 Maket Place, and enter into the Town Trail competition to win a fabulous £50 voucher to spend locally!

We look foward to seeing you all!

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Christmas Shopping in Faversham

For a magical shopping experience

With cobbled streets, beautiful historic buildings and a great selection of independent shops and cafés – Faversham is a wonderful place to enjoy your Christmas shopping.  You’d be surprised at the variety of shops and the treats and goodies you can buy here, there really is something for everyone. 

If you’re shopping for children – head to Hobby Shop in Preston Street which stocks a wide range of Playmobil, Brio, toy cars and more. Barley Mow in Court Street has a gorgeous selection of soft toys, teddies and books along with other gifts for younger children.  Top Hat & Tales is a good spot for a wonderfully curated selection of books for children of all ages.

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Christmas in Faversham

Whether you’re looking for Christmas fun with the family, a night out with friends or great Christmas shopping – you’ll find it all in Faversham. 

In addition to a busy schedule of festive activities and events,  you’ll discover a lovely selection of shops and fine places to eat and drink in Faversham’s beautiful, historic Market Place and town centre. 

Here’s a round up things to do and places to go in Faversham this Christmas.

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Standard Quay - Faversham’s Hidden Creekside Gem

Just a short walk from Faversham’s historic Market Place is the gorgeous Abbey Street – known as the ‘finest medieval street in the South East’ – it actually contains a fascinating selection of properties spanning across the centuries.  Abbey Street provides a beautiful tree-lined approach to Standard Quay, which is located at its far end and nestled alongside Faversham Creek.

Many towns have their hidden treasures and Faversham is no exception.  Although considering the increasing number of people visiting Standard Quay, it’s becoming the worst kept secret ever!

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Faversham – The Small Town That Loves To Hold Big Events!

Faversham Hop Festival, the South East’s largest free street festival

Faversham Hop Festival is taking place on 31st August and 1st September in Faversham’s beautiful, historic town centre. It’s the region’s biggest free street festival and attracts people from far and wide – many taking advantage of the Festival’s campsite at the nearby Abbey School.

Visitors are attracted to the best of local live music with over 60 acts providing over 7-hours of live music across five stages. Steeped in hop harvest tradition, there’s plenty of other entertainment including Morris Dancers and street processions.

Faversham is a market town and there will be many stalls selling the best local food, drink, arts and crafts along with the town centre’s small, independent shops, bars and cafes – many of which are open during the festival.

Events in Faversham this summer

Faversham is well known for its headline events – holding several throughout the summer. In addition to the Hop Festival the town is holding its Nautical Festival on the 6th & 7th July celebrating Faversham Creek and the town’s nautical heritage. Faversham Open Houses - where the curious can explore Faversham’s fascinating historic private houses will - takes place on 6, 13 & 20th July with Open Gardens & Garden Market Day on 30th June. Faversham Market’s Midsummer Night’s Feast is a celebration of live music, street food and good times and will be held in Faversham Market Place on the evening of 22nd June.

Not forgetting Faversham's weekly markets which take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; the Best of Faversham Markets selling the best of local food, drink, produce, gifts, arts and crafts on the first and third Saturday of the month and Faversham Antiques & Vintage Market, the country's largest town centre antiques market, taking place on the first Sunday of every month (apart from September when it's the Hop Festival).

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