Christmas in Faversham

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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. The Christmas Markets continue to be a popular highlight of the year, in particular the night market and lights switch on with Father Christmas. There are also plenty of Christmas Fairs for people wishing to buy locally made items or craft workshops for those who like to make their own.

Faversham’s beautiful, historic Market Place and town centre hosts a lovely selection of shops and fine places to eat and drink.

Why not visit Faversham for magical fun this Christmas?


Shopping, markets and fairs

Green Christmas Market: 1st December, 10am-4pm
Environmentally friendly and ethnically sourced Christmas gifts and decorations. At The Guildhall in the Market Place.

Faversham Antiques & Vintage Market: 2nd December
Located in the Central Car Park and under the Guildhall. Stalls include a wide range of vintage, collectables, antiques and bric-a-brac. Perfect for unusual Christmas presents.

Christmas at Brogdale: 2nd December 10am
Local and handmade produce, kids’ crafts, festive food and drinks. Take a ride on the magical Faversham miniature railway to Santa’s grotto to hunt for the secret elf doors to the North Pole.
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Faversham Christmas Markets: 25th November; 9th and 16th December
Three special Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham's charming town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls so you can get all of your Christmas shopping done in one go. There will also be live music during each market - carols, merriment & plenty to tap your toe to, whilst you stroll with a mulled wine in hand!

Creek Creative Christmas Emporium: 4th- 21st December
The Cafe Gallery will be full of individually handmade items from a broad range of local artisans & makers. They will be serving a delicious menu inspired by all things Hygge for a fantastic 2018 Christmas! (The Emporium will open every day except Mondays.)
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Best of Faversham Markets: 1st and 15th December
Preston Street Crafts, arts, food and drink from Faversham with some Christmas magic.

Christmas Eve Market: 24th December
For last minute food, drink, decorations and gifts, Faversham’s Christmas Eve Market could be just what you need! 8am until 2pm.

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Macknade Fine Foods’ Christmas Extravaganza: 7th and 8th December
Hole Park Christmas trees will be on sale next to Macknade’s bar on the Deck, where elves will be serving up Gluhwein and other hot drinks to keep you warm. There will also be festive food cooked on the Big Green Egg and tips for cooking your turkey alfresco (yes it’s a thing – even in the UK!). Selling School Choir will be appearing on the afternoon of the 7th. There will also be supplier tastings to tickle your tastebuds from the likes of Goupie LillyPuds and Ozerlat UK.
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EdibleCulture Christmas Events:

Plastic Free Christmas Pop-Up Shop: 24th November to Christmas Eve
Traditional, seasonal fare including freshly cut locally grown Christmas trees, handmade hedgerow wreaths and gifts made from local materials. Stocking items from many local businesses and crafts people.

Green Shopping Event – 8 - 9th December
Locally sourced gifts, Alpine bar and lots to do and see. Free Christmas delivery in Faversham.

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Alexander Centre Craft Fairs:

Christmas Craft Fair, 1st December at 10am
Locally made handicrafts for Christmas gifts and decorations.

Artisan Craft Vintage and Gift Fairs: 15th and 16th December
Organised by Eventissima Events.

Christmas Market and Festive Tea Room: 22nd and 23rd December
Craft stalls, last minute gifts, treats and 'stocking presents' - plus Festive Tea Room and Santa's Grotto.

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St Mary of Charity Parish Church Christmas Table Top Sales: 24th November and 8th December
10am until 1pm Crafts, chocolate tombola, coffee shop. 01795 532592 for details.

Faversham Mission Brass will be carolling at Morrisons on 15th December, 10.30am-12noon and at Tesco’s on 21st December, 6-7.30pm.

In addition to markets and fairs featuring Christmas gifts and shopping, Faversham has some delightful independent shops selling cards, decorations, gifts, food and drink and much more. Head to Barley Mow, No 19, Creek Creative, Sophie’s Beautique, Faversham Frames, The Stationery Shoppe, Creekside Vinyl, Presentimes, Forget-me-not, Top Hat and Tales, Past Sentence, Ollie Bongo’s, MB Farms, The Yarn Dispensary and All Stitched Up to name just a few.

Family Fun

Newnham Christmas: 1st December 3.00pm
The George Inn is holding a traditional Village Christmas with a mini-Christmas market, carol singing, festive food and drink and lots more. Starting at 3pm with a special touch at 6.30pm.
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Alexander Centre’s Santa’s Grotto and Winter Wonderland: 22nd and 23rd December 9.30am – 6.30pm
Walk through a winter wonderland to visit Santa. There's a gift for every child plus tea room, Christmas films, colouring-in books and a Christmas market for your Christmas shopping! Book your child's visit to Santa (£7 per child) by emailing or call 01795 591691.
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Christmas Bazaar at the Alexander Centre: 24th November 10am - 2pm
Live jazz, café with home-made cakes, choir and carols, Irish dancing, children’s stalls and face painting. Supporting Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church and Faversham Umbrella Centre.
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Rupert the Pony visits Saxon Shore at the Alexander Centre: 16th December, 10am
Rupert The Pony loves Christmas and will be back this year to entertain visitors to Faversham Christmas Market. Rupert loves cuddles, children and carrots, so come along, say 'hello' and take a selfie. Raising money for Faversham Christmas Lights.
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West Faversham Community Centre Christmas Party: 22nd December 4 - 7.30pm
Action-packed evening of festive fun, with great acts, sing-alongs, games, competitions and lots of dancing fun! Pre-book tickets - children £5 each, no charge for adults on 01795 537321 or email

Meet the Owls at Brogdale – 27th and 31st December 4pm
Need to entertain the family when the fun of Christmas is over? This fantastical evening could be just the answer. Meet the owls when they’re at the most active and watch them swoop and fly around the Brogdale Barn.

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Evenings Out

Christmas Lights Switch On - 24th November, 5pm
Lights switch-on by Father Christmas in the Market Place, followed by an evening of live music, delicious and warming food and drink.

Faversham Choral Society’s Christmas Concert: 8th December at 7pm
At the Parish Church of St Mary of Charity. Featuring works by Britten, Handel and other festive music. Joined by the choir from Hernhill School. Drinks, mince pies and raffle. Tickets £10 from Carters Newsagents, on the door or wegottickets.

Faversham Mission Brass Christmas Concert
Special guests - The Vision Signing Choir: 6th December, 7.30-9.45pm Alexander Centre, admission £6.00 on the door.

Steve Waterman’s All Stars play Jazz Christmas Carols: Friday 14th December, 8pm
At the Alexander Centre. Cabaret style seating. Licensed bar. Tickets £15 include glass of mulled wine.

Michael Buble Tribute Night, Alexander Centre: 3rd December, 7.30pm
Faversham Carnival Club’s Christmas evening with raffle and bar. Feel free to take your own food and drink. Tickets £15.

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Faversham Mission Brass Band Carols on the Market Place: 22nd December at 7pm
A very popular, yearly tradition in Faversham. This is when Christmas really begins. Happy Christmas everybody!

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Whether for a Christmas party with work, family or friends - many Faversham restaurants have wonderful Christmas menus offering a range of English, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Mexican, Indian and Chinese food. But you need to reserve a table as everything gets booked up fast. Take a look at Visit Faversham for suggestions of places to eat and drink

Christmas activities

House of the Crafty Fox, West Street, Faversham:

‘Christmas Bauble Special’: Sat 24th November, 10am – 4.00pm
For the Christmas Lights Switch On. Paint or decoupage ceramic baubles. Fun for the whole family. Refreshments including homemade cakes and cookies available.

  • Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop: Friday 23rd November, 8-9.30pm
  • Macramé Mini’s Christmas Decorations: Sunday 25th November 10am – 12noon
  • Willow Wreath Workshop: Sunday 25th November, 1-3pm
  • Calligraphy Christmas Cards: Thursday 29th Nov -7-10pm
  • Decoupage a Trio of Baubles: Saturday 1st December – 10am - 12noon
  • Porcelain Christmas Tree Decorations: Saturday 8th December – 1.30-2.30pm and 2.45- 3.45pm -perfect for children and adults!
  • Porcelain Tealights: Sunday 9th December, 10am-12noon
  • A Trio of Baubles: Sunday 9th December, 1-3pm and 3.30-5.30pm - in a variety of painting styles, lovely workshop for individuals, groups or families.
  • Festive Wreath Making: Sunday 16th December, 1-3pm Pottery painting: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 10am until 5pm – last chance to paint pottery in time for Christmas.

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Grain Store Studio Brenley Farm, ME13 9LY:

  • Jewellery Workshop, make a necklace: 30th November, 10am
  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop: 1st December, 2pm Glass
  • Copper Foiling, make beautiful glass decorations: 2nd December, 2pm
  • Christmas Garland Workshop, with Anna’s Country Flowers: 15th December at 2pm

All Stitched Up, Court Street, Faversham:

  • Felted Fairies Workshop – perfect decorations for your Christmas tree: 22nd November, 1-4pm and 30th November, 10am - 1pm
  • Christmas Garland – 6th December, 1 - 4pm
  • Rag Christmas Wreaths - 15th December, 1- 4pm

Visit Faversham has tried to include accurate information, but we recommend you check individual websites for details.

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Have a very merry Faversham Christmas! From everybody at Visit Faversham.