Tenterden Christmas Market - Christmas in Tenterden

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

Suitable for Children
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Event Dates and Times
Friday, 24 November 2017
12:00 AM  - 09:00 PM
Saturday, 25 November 2017
10:00 AM  - 08:00 PM
Description

Tenterden Christmas Market - Christmas in Tenterden
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!

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TENTERDEN HIGH STREET
About 80 Christmas market stalls showcasing local produce, crafts, festive treats and beautiful gifts. Caterers, crafters, artists, producers and creatives.
FEATURED HIGH STREET STALLHOLDERS
Tenterden Christmas Market - High Street stalls
The Tomtees, mythical creatures from ancient woodland, bringing good luck to the home and for the Christmas season
4253 Locomotive Company, Christmas gifts made from boiler parts! Tombola
Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden's Steam Railway
The Farm Street Kitchen, farm fresh street food
Nightingale Cider, local cider, mulled cider, fruit juice & gift ideas, farm shop in Tenterden
Wolf & Winslow, creatively adapted lights made from gas cans, film reels, cameras, fire extinguishers and many more as well as other homewares and gifts
Vintage Industrial Designs, wonderful light boxes... Vintage, Industrial Furniture and Unique Lighting for Home, Office, Restaurants, Hotels and Bars. Original and handmade
Old Dairy Brewery, a traditional microbrewery based in Tenterden, great beers, a selection of Cattle Shed Brews
Grenville's Gallery, fabulous paintings on sale
Brown Bread, the very best in breads, pastries and patisseries for every occasion
Print Me Wright, fabulous personalised gifts
The Mucky Duck Bakery, homemade patisseries, cakes, sweet and savoury muffins and croissants, seasonal dishes, full of variety and big on flavour
LillyLollipops, personalised gifts and cards, bookends, personalised room plaques, plaques for all occasions, coasters, toy trunks and more
Wild Spirits of Kent, handpicked fruits and flowers steeped in Kent-distilled premium Gin and Vodka; Sloe Gin, Wild Damson vodka, Blackberry Whisky
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
Kensal & Gretel, fabulous Christmas decorations to blow your mittens off
Lou Lou Bella, beautiful natural handmade soaps, just add water to feel the difference...
Go Dutch, beautiful fluffy poffertjies (Dutch pancakes), and mouth-watering toppings
Chin Chin Mobile Cocktail Bar (Cheeky Mare Cocktails), cocktails, high quality wines, beers, spirits, mocktails and soft drinks
The Sociable Wine Company, wonderful selection of drinks and festive fizz
Tenterden Rotary Club, delicious mulled wine stall raising money for charity
Tenterden Lions Club Christmas Float just by Webbs Ironmongery
Kalonji Cakes, delicious cakes for all occasions from Helen Kalonji
Farm Butchers,very tasty beefburgers!
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
Love Buds Baby Gifts, bespoke handcrafted baby gifts, baby bouquets, baby hampers, personalised designs
Hypo Hounds, Training Pet dogs to save the lives of their Type 1 Diabetic owners
Help for Heroes,stall supporting the Armed Forces as well as their families
Aces Speed shop, Photo's of Rat rods, hot rods, gassers bomb's and Kustom car kulture
Cowshed Workshop (Seren Welch), creative courses from art to soft furnishings, crafts
Urban Wool Bedding, natural wool bedding
Hearts Deco, affordable gifts, Christmas decorations
Ophelia Dolls,  Handcrafted 14" heirloom dolls, traditionally made from natural materials. 100% cotton, wool and linen
The C Note (artisan chocolate lab), high quality single estate dark chocolate with original flavours for guilt free pleasure
Mini Mouthfuls, a delicious range of Creamy Butter Fudge in loads of different flavours, Brownies, Traybakes, Cookies and everything in between
Grandad's Emporium, lovely wooden gifts, pebble paintings and magical fairy doors, bird boxes 
Kira Jade Designs, beautiful home made craft items, cards, children's clothes, cushions
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
More stalls listed soon 
 
HIGH STREET SHOPS, PUBS & RESTAURANTS OPEN
The majority of the shops & cafes will be open
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!
 
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HOT SPOTS
Hot Spots in Tenterden (large red dots!): you will find them placed along the high street outside 116 Art Gallery, Beautellies, Market Square, Potters Home Digital, plus the Town Hall Balcony. This year's chosen charity is Team Ben Hammond
Bands, buskers, entertainers contact tash@christmasintenterden.co.uk  
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
 
MARKET SQUARE, TENTERDEN
Some fabulous stallholders will be in Market Square including Rob's Off the Wagon Horsebox selling wine, beer & more, Farm Butchers BBQ stall, Macaroni, Crafts, and some beautiful "lights" come along to find out more. Entertainment Hot Spot
 
WOOLPACK WINTER WINTERLAND & STALLS
Christmas Canteen in the Woolpack Barn, Santa's Grotto, Stalls: The Three French Hens (home and garden collectables - all given a dose of Christmas flare), Liza with her stained glass, Marshmallows
 
SANTA'S GROTTO
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 - much more info coming soon!
Tenterden Camera Club: "our first photography exhibition is being held at St Mildreds Church, Tenterden" All welcome and entrance is free. Friday 24th 4pm - 9pm & Sat 25th 10am - 5.30pm
 
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.
 
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, on Friday there's going to be a neon angel & a star too outside the Zion Baptist Church, and 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 permanent space
• High Street outside Costa Coffee, 1 permanent space
• High Street outside Fat Face, 2 allocated spaces
• Underneath Waitrose supermarket, 4 spaces (lift to pavement level) & on 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 - click on the links to download/print
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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