Tenterden Christmas Market - Christmas in Tenterden 23-24 November 2018

Tenterden High Street
High Street
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AN
United Kingdom

Suitable for Children
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Event Dates and Times
Friday, 23 November 2018
12:00 AM  - 09:00 PM
Saturday, 24 November 2018
10:00 AM  - 08:00 PM
Description

Tenterden Christmas Market - Christmas in Tenterden

The 2018 Tenterden Christmas Market is 23-24 November 2018 
 
2017
Friday 24 November 2017, 12 noon until 9pm & Christmas lights switch on;
Saturday 25 November 2017, all day 10am until 8pm
 

The High Street will be transformed on the last weekend in November - let Christmas begin! Traditional Christmas Market, Snow machine - winter wonderland, Hot spot performance areas, Local Artisan food producers, Street food, Food for Christmas, Christmas gifts and crafts, Santa's Grotto behind the Woolpack and Town Hall - no forward bookings, Shops and cafes open late, Christmas Canteen in the Woolpack Barn, Spectacular Christmas lights, Christmas trees and fun, Christmas Lantern Parade, Christmas Shop Window competition, Treasure Hunt, Children's fairground rides. You'll find everything you need for a perfect Christmas in one place, where you can buy local, meet the makers, sample local food & drink and fall in love with our town. A stunning High Street full of independent retailers, cosy coffee shops and quality restaurants. Reindeer! Over 75 Christmas market stalls will be in Tenterden High Street with many more in the surrounding lanes and outside shops showcasing local produce, crafts, festive treats and beautiful gifts. Caterers, crafters, artists, producers and creatives.

 
CHRISTMAS MARKET STALLHOLDERS
 
WOOLPACK YARD Christmas Market Stalls
Woolpack Barn Christmas Canteen, Hot soup, sausage stew, lamb tagine, selection of yummy cakes, coffee & tea, Bar open - full bar service
Santa's Grotto, Fri 24 Nov 2-4pm & 6-8pm; Sat 25 Nov 12noon-2pm, 2.30-4pm & 5-7pm
The Three French Hens, home and garden collectables - all given a dose of Christmas flair, Pippa Carter and friends
Liza Townsend, beautiful stained glass, traditional and contemporary
Colin Medes, lovely wooden bird boxes and other Christmas items
Garden Room at Golden Square, fabulous wreaths, garlands and more from owner Joanna Everett
Marshmallows
 
SAYERS LANE Christmas Market Stalls
Tenterden Rotary Club, delicious mulled wine stall raising money for charity, you can purchase LED candles for the light parade here
 
MARKET SQUARE Christmas Market Stalls
Brown Bread, the very best in breads, pastries and patisseries for every occasion
Off The Wagon Bar, Rob Cowan from the Woolpack with his mobile Horsebox Bar
Glam and Glitter, a lovely stand of unicorn hair extensions, glitter tattoos, glitter lips and fun stuff for kids (to occupy the littlies whilst their parents grab a bite and a drink
Chin Chin Mobile Cocktail Bar (Cheeky Mare Cocktails), cocktails, high quality wines, beers, spirits, mocktails and soft drinks
The Mac Shack, macaroni cheese
Farm Butchers, delicious beefburgers!
Savannah Coffee House, traditional tasty burgers

 

Tenterden Christmas Market Zones

HIGH STREET ZONE 1 Christmas Market Stalls
Kent Wildlife Trust, ​the leading conservation organisation covering the whole of Kent and Medway, dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild habitats for everyone to enjoy
The Devil’s Pantry, the freshest, most flavoursome street food
Ophelia Dolls,  handcrafted dolls, traditionally made from natural materials. Puppet making workshop
Yellow Poppy,
Samovar Foods, traditional Russian food made from recipes handed down over generations produced with the finest of Kentish products from Yevgenia Jenka Levytska
Ridiculously Rich by Alana, cakes! From our famous Gooey Chocolate Brownies to our Chunky Rocky Road and our Salted Caramel Slices, we’re devoted to making ridiculously delicious baked goods for cake lovers everywhere
Kira Jade Designs, beautiful home made craft items, cards, children's clothes, cushions
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 2 Christmas Market Stalls
The Kent Collection, handmade traditional artisan charcuterie, everything ranging from different salamis and saucissons to whole legs of parma style ham
Up the Garden Chillies, unique chilli products all produced by hand, developed for flavour not just heat, try our chilli ketchup plus
La Coup de Coeur Fromagerie, hand selected range of speciality "Fromage" and "Charcuterie" imported from "la belle France"
Print Me Wright, fabulous personalised gifts
Mini Mouthfuls, a delicious range of Creamy Butter Fudge in loads of different flavours, Brownies, Traybakes, Cookies and everything in between
Woodchurch Wine, multi award-winning sparkling wine, local vineyard
Ibi’s Kitchen, delicious dishes with natural fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection
Think Quirky, custom hand made jewellery for all ages and any occasion
Hearts Deco, affordable gifts, Christmas decorations
Fable and Base, stylish hand printed textiles, cushions, soft furnishings and fashion accessories
Wild Spirits of Kent, handpicked fruits and flowers steeped in Kent-distilled premium Gin and Vodka; Sloe Gin, Wild Damson vodka, Blackberry Whisky

HIGH STREET ZONE 3 Christmas Market Stalls
Help for Heroes, stall supporting the Armed Forces as well as their families
A Beacon for Christmas
Emporia Fabric & Crafts, lovely handmade things for Christmas from stockings and quilts, to knitted hats and scarves, plus a variety of other exciting gifts for the festive season
Charley and Nick’s Real Food, small local farm producing free range traditional breed pork and local lamb, Christmas meat boxes sold direct or delivered
Kentish Pip Cider, distinctive Kentish cider is blended using our own selection of dessert and cooking apples as well as traditional cider apples
Cupcake Bears and Me
Blue Egg Catering, beautiful quality hog roast with added fillings
Chin Chin Mobile Cocktail Bar (Cheeky Mare Cocktails), cocktails, high quality wines, beers, spirits, mocktails and soft drinks
Karmasuiticals, ethically sourced festival bohemian fashion with designs inspired from the sights, sounds and colours of India
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 4 Christmas Market Stalls
Cheese Bomb Gifts, fabulous range of the Lancashire Cheese Bombs & Gift Sets
Love Buds Baby Gifts, bespoke handcrafted baby gifts, baby bouquets, baby hampers, personalised designs
Sportspax, clever rucksacks for children, good looking too
Aces Speed shop, Photos of Rat rods, hot rods, gassers bomb's and Kustom car culture
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 5 Christmas Market Stalls
4253 Locomotive Company, Christmas gifts made from boiler parts! Tombola
Marshmallow Heaven, delicious marshmallows filled with Warm and Sultry Flavours, Fresh and Fruity Fillings and also the occasional Cocktail Concoction, 100% Natural made using only the freshest ingredients, presentation bags or boxes
Kerry Mansfield Designs, INGA jewellery Scandinavian hygge style
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 6 Christmas Market Stalls
Nightingale Cider, local cider, mulled cider, fruit juice & gift ideas, farm shop in Tenterden
Romney Marsh Brewery, a family-run microbrewery based on Romney Marsh, Kent, producing great-tasting, accessible, real ales for drinkers everywhere
The Mucky Duck Bakery, homemade patisseries, cakes, sweet and savoury muffins and croissants, seasonal dishes, full of variety and big on flavour
ELLK Designs, rustic and original products, designed by us and personalised for you
Wolf & Winslow, creatively adapted lights made from gas cans, film reels, cameras, fire extinguishers and many more as well as other homewares and gifts
Grandad's Emporium, lovely wooden gifts, pebble paintings and magical fairy doors, bird boxes 
Kalonji Cakes, delicious cakes for all occasions from Helen Kalonji
LillyLollipops, personalised gifts and cards, bookends, personalised room plaques, plaques for all occasions, coasters, toy trunks and more
The BBQ Project, serving up some festively inspired dishes using some amazing tasty woodland reared Norfolk black turkey from de Havilland's Heritage Breed Meats in Westfield, vegetarian options
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 7 Christmas Market Stalls
R Hills Woodturning, hand made, hand turned, wooden items
Linda Goldring, antiques
Barrett’s of Canterbury
Tenterden Guides
Tenterden Lions Club Father Christmas Float
 

Tenterden Christmas Market Zones

HIGH STREET ZONE 8 Christmas Market Stalls
Hanging Gardens, flowers, hanging baskets, wreaths
The Courtyard Studio
Lou Lou Bella, beautiful natural handmade soaps, just add water to feel the difference...
Kensal & Gretel, fabulous Christmas decorations to blow your mittens off
Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden's Steam Railway
Primped Pooch, quality accessories for your Primped Pooch
The Farm Street Kitchen, farm fresh street food from local pulled free range turkey and homemade cranberry sauce buns (with stuffing and sautéed sprouts of course) to roasted pumpkin and salted ricotta and homemade pickled slaw
Betty & Peg, all things handmade, beautiful items for you and your home
Cowshed Workshop (Seren Welch), creative courses from art to soft furnishings, crafts
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 9 Christmas Market Stalls
Go Dutch, beautiful fluffy poffertjies (Dutch pancakes), and mouth-watering toppings
Vintage Industrial Designs, wonderful light boxes... Vintage, Industrial Furniture and Unique Lighting for Home, Office, Restaurants, Hotels and Bars. Original and handmade
Taste of Thailand, delicious Thai food
Biddenden Vineyard, Ortega wine, Biddenden Cider, farm pressed Biddenden Apple Juice, mulled Monk's Delight Cider
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 10 Christmas Market Stalls
Old Dairy Brewery, a traditional microbrewery based in Tenterden, great beers, a selection of Cattle Shed Brews
The C Note (artisan chocolate lab), high quality single estate dark chocolate with original flavours for guilt free pleasure
Hypo Hounds, Training Pet dogs to save the lives of their Type 1 Diabetic owners
Grenville's Gallery, Grenville Allen's fabulous paintings on sale
Artisan Creations
The Tomtees, mythical creatures from ancient woodland, bringing good luck to the home and for the Christmas season
Urban Wool Bedding, natural wool bedding
The Sociable Wine Company, wonderful selection of drinks, festive fizz and mulled wine, great range of wines and gifts to take home
The Gourmet Griddle, unbelievably good burgers and hot dogs, quality!
 
HIGH STREET ZONE 11 Christmas Market Stalls
Enchanting Bows, headbands and bows!
Love Poppet, absolutely fantastic cards

 
HIGH STREET SHOPS, PUBS & RESTAURANTS OPEN
The majority of the shops & cafes will be open
Potters Home Digital, Black Friday offers
Tenterden Antiques & Silver Vaults, Rockin' Around Juke Box
Hunters Estate Agent, mince pies, raffle
Warner Gray Estate Agents, reindeer from the Reindeer Centre! 
The Woolpack, "Release the Geese" live music in the bar on Friday from 9pm, & on Saturday a new band to Tenterden, 52 Kings (from Essex) 
The White Lion, "Where's Brian" playing in the bar on Saturday from 9pm a dynamic 6 piece band playing a wide selection of music including Pop, Rock, Soul, and even Jazz
The Vine Inn, "Broken" playing live in the bar on Friday at 9pm. A five piece, female fronted rock and pop band, a diverse range of hits from Bon Jovi, Lady GaGa, Marillion to Tina Turner
Montalbano Italian Restaurant, festive hampers outside the restaurant including Panettone, Gourmet Foods & Wines, authentic speciality products from Italy, and of course, Sicily!
White Stuff, from 6-7.45pm Fairy Beautiful for glitter face and body tattoos to support our nominated Charity Tenterden & District Day Centre. Old and young - add a little sparkle to your Christmas shopping !!
Beautellies, £1 nail painting for children and Xmas glitter tattoos 50p pop in and say hello
 
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Hot Spots in Tenterden (large red dots!): outside 116 Art Gallery, Beautellies, Market Square, Potters Home Digital, plus the Town Hall Balcony, bands, buskers, entertainers, live music. This year's chosen charity is Team Ben Hammond
Children’s fairground rides: Recreation Ground
Snow machines: Friday 4-8.30pm from the Town Hall; Fri & Sat a small snowman machine near Montalbano Italian restaurant. Play, take a selfie, share your photo on social media
 
TENTERDEN TOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
LIGHT PARADE
This year’s Light Parade theme is the Christmas story of the Snow Goose. Pupils from Tenterden Primary Federation and St Michaels Primary School will be parading from Tenterden Junior School to St Mildred's Church with beautiful willow lanterns and LED candles as part of the Christmas Lights Switch On event. The Light Parade will travel from Tenterden Junior School along Recreation Ground Road and the High Street to Church Road and into St Mildred's Church. The A28 Tenterden High Street - Road will be closed from 4.40pm-4.55pm from Recreation Ground Road to Bridewell Lane. Please be in Town by 4pm so you don't miss any of the fun. Further information and the fabulous Light Parade schedule: www.mytenterden.co.uk/Events/tenterden-town-christmas-lights-switch-on-listing-400-7505.aspx
 
 
SANTA'S GROTTO AT THE WOOLPACK
Fabulous Santa's Grotto behind the Woolpack Hotel. Elves wanted, please email Mrs Pippa Carter pippa60@talktalk.net
Santa's Grotto opening times:
Friday 24 November 2017: 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday 25 November 2017: 12-2pm, 2.30-4pm and 5-7pm 
More information: https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/Events/santas-grotto-at-tenterden-christmas-market-listing-459-27743.aspx
 
ST MILDRED'S CHURCH
Christmas fun in the church
Tenterden Camera Club, photography exhibition
St Mildred's Choir, Christmas Carols
Photo Booth 
Christmas Crib
Christmas tree 
 
HIGHBURY HALL CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET
Highbury Lane, Tenterden
Friday 24 November, 12 noon-8pm
We are holding an extra Craft Market this year, to coincide with ‘Christmas in Tenterden', Tenterden Christmas Market. We have a wide range of art and crafts, with lots of beautiful unique, hand made and excellent Christmas Gifts. Our café will be open all day serving snacks, drinks, cakes and Christmassy treats. Stallholders include: Forever Living Aloe Products, Lottie Rose Designs, Hippy Dippy Clothing, Sam's Crochet & Crafts, Hansel & Gretel bags, Memory Lane Designs Jewellery, Crochet Queen Karen Pitkin, Roundwood Rings wooden items, Carol's Crafts Needlework, knits and Cake, Karen Milton paper craft and more, Ron Ribbens Wood Turning, WeightWatchers, Coloured Ribbits polymer clay, March Hare Madness knitting & crochet, Carol M Creasey Local Author, Shirley's Design & Craft Papercraft & Knitting.
 
ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - CHRISTMAS AT ZION
Friday 24 Nov, 5-9pm
Saturday 25th Nov, 11am-4pm
Music, crafts, gifts, teas, cakes at the Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden
Also the Christmas story in balloons! Friday will be starting with a neon angel & a star outside the Zion Baptist Church, and then on Saturday come and watch the building of the outside nativity scene, it will be fantastic. Take some selfies!
 
CHRISTMAS MARKET PARKING - CAR PARKS and PARK AND RIDE
 
PARK AND STEAM TRAIN
Probably the best Park and Ride in the World
Parking by Rolvenden Station in the Rother Valley Timber Yard (access from A28 just outside Tenterden) and then take the steam train to Tenterden Town Station (it's only one stop). More information about the steam train service from the Kent & East Sussex Railway http://kesr.org.uk/tenterden-christmas-market 
 
TOWN CAR PARKS
  1. Recreation Ground Road car park
  2. Station Road car park (east and west sides)
  3. Bridewell Lane car park
  4. Tesco car park, free. Please note Tescos car park is for Tesco shoppers and is 2 hours only (if you overstay at this car park you will be fined) automatic number plate detection
  5. Tenterden Town Station car park, Station Road, Tenterden, £5 entrance

BLUE BADGE DISABLED PARKING
• High Street outside NatWest Bank, 1 space
• High Street outside Costa Coffee, several spaces
• High Street outside Fat Face, 2 spaces
• Lower High Street just along from Station Road, 1 space
• Underneath Waitrose supermarket, 4 spaces (lift to pavement level)
• Waitrose car park upper level, 5 spaces
• Smaller Recreation Ground Road car park, 4 spaces
• Tesco car park (for Tesco shoppers) 10+ spaces
• Considerate parking on double yellow lines

MOTORCYCLE PARKING
• Recreation Ground Road car park, upper level, 1 bay
• High Street by NatWest Bank, 1 bay for several bikes
 
TOILETS
Public toilets: Station Road (Station Road car park), and Recreation Ground (Recreation Ground Road opposite the entrance to Waitrose car park). There are also toilets inside Tesco for Tesco customers
 
PHOTOS
Some photos from the Tenterden Christmas Market last year, photographer: Lewis J Brockway (2016)
 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 

Tenterden Christmas Market

 
GETTING TO TENTERDEN 
BUSES
  • No.2 service operated by Stagecoach
    Ashford, Great Chart, Bethersden, High Halden, St Michaels, TENTERDEN, Rolvenden, Newenden, Northiam, Broad Oak, Brede and stops to Hastings       
  • No.2A operated by Stagecoach
    Ashford, Kingsnorth, Shadoxhurst, Woodchurch, TENTERDEN
  • No.12 operated by Arriva 
    Maidstone, Langley Heath, Langley, Sutton Valence, Headcorn, Biddenden, St Michaels, TENTERDEN
  • No.297 operated by Renown Coaches
    Tunbridge Wells, Pembury, Matfield, Brenchley, Goudhurst, Wisley Pound, Cranbrook, Benenden, Rolvenden, TENTERDEN
  • No. 312 operated by Renown Coaches
    Rye, Playden, Iden, The Stocks, Wittersham, Small Hythe, TENTERDEN
The Christmas in Tenterden volunteer team
Natasha Mahoney (Christmas in Tenterden co-ordinator)
Team: Seren Welch, Sue Ferguson, Caroline Cowan, Tara McCarraher, Margaret Fowler, Pam Smith, Pippa Carter
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