The festive season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the Christmas spirit than by exploring the enchanting Christmas markets near our developments? Let’s take a closer look at what each market has to offer!

Eastman Village: Artisan Food and Craft Market

Date: Sunday 10th December
Location: Headstone Manor and Museum

Located a 6 minute walk from Eastman Village, the Artisan Food and Craft Market at Headstone Manor in Harrow promises a delightful day for the whole family. Local artists, crafters, food producers, and ethical businesses come together to showcase their talents. Discover locally made arts & crafts, vintage finds, homewares, clothing, and more. The tempting array of locally made food is perfect for a quick snack or to take home for later. Live musicians add a festive soundtrack to the day, making it an experience not to be missed.

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Riverside Square: Christmas in Canterbury

Date: 10th November – 24th December
Location: Whitefriars Shopping Centre

A 17 minute walk from Riverside Square transports you to the historic city of Canterbury, dressed in its festive best. Explore Christmas-themed stalls offering unique gifts, handcrafted ornaments, and delicious festive treats. The market also hosts special events for both adults and children, including a chance to meet Santa Claus in his enchanting grotto.

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Whitstable Heights: Christmas at the Castle

Date: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
Location: Whitefriars Shopping Centre

The Christmas Fair at Whitstable Castle & Gardens is only a 10 minute drive from Whitstable Heights. The fair features stalls both inside and outside the castle offer Christmas gifts, holly wreaths, and more. Father Christmas will be arriving in style on Saturday, December 2nd, followed by the official Christmas light switch-on and live entertainment from the Kent Soul Choir. The Orangery Tearooms will be serving festive delights all day, and Santa’s Grotto will be open for magical encounters – but don’t forget to book!

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Bluebell Heights: One Garden Centre Christmas Market

Date: 3rd December 2023
Location: One Garden Centre

A 10-minute drive from Bluebell Heights takes you to the One Garden Centre Christmas Market. Support local businesses from Brighton and beyond, offering handmade jewellery, homeware, candles, graphic design prints, cards, and more. Santa and his mischievous elf will be there, bringing joy to the festivities. Children can write letters to Father Christmas, decorate their own gingerbread man, and embrace the baking spirit of the season.

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Gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas at these wonderful events!


*Details correct at time of going to publication.  All displays are subject to availability and third party terms and conditions.  Travel times are approximate and taken from googlemaps.