Tenterden Christmas Market | Christmas in Tenterden

Event Dates and Times
Friday November 22, 2019
3:00 PM  - 09:00 PM
Saturday November 23, 2019
10:00 AM  - 08:00 PM
Sunday November 24, 2019
10:00 AM  - 04:00 PM
Description

2019 Event!
Last year 14,000 came to the Christmas Market and this year it will be bigger and better! Come early. 

Tenterden Christmas Market - Christmas in Tenterden
22nd - 23rd - 24th November 2019
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
This year’s Christmas in Tenterden theme is Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker
  
  • Friday 22nd November 2019; from 3-9pm Street market, fabulous artisan stalls, late night opening, Christmas lights switch on and festive Nutcracker themed fun parade
  • Saturday 23rd November 2019; all day street market with entertainment from 10am until 8pm
  • Sunday 24th November 2019; street market 10am until 4pm
The Market will run over three days, and will be home to local artisan food producers, street food, gifts for Christmas, festive crafts, Santa's grotto, pop up art installations, street entertainment, live music, an exhibition, sparkling light parade, and so much more. Over 80 stalls will be in Tenterden High Street and there will be a giant snow machine sprinkling "snow" over shoppers, from the Town Hall balcony by the Christmas tree. Santa will be making a return again this year to the delight of the little children
 
TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PROCESSION AND LIGHTS SWITCH ON
The Christmas Lights Switch On will be 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019
Tenterden High Street will be closed from 4.45-5.15pm for the Light Parade & Christmas Lights Switch On
Light Parade 2019
After the success of last year’s ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ light parade, pupils from Tenterden Primary Federation, St Michaels Primary School, Rolvenden Primary School and the local community will be busy making, and decorating, wonderful art sculptures and masks ready to use in the procession to St Mildred’s Church on Friday 22nd November. Visitors to Tenterden’s Christmas Market can join and be part of this wonderful procession by carrying LED candles available from the schools or purchasing one for sale in the high street on the day. This year’s theme is The Nutcracker. See the Mouse King, the Leader of the army of mice who battle the Nutcracker & lots of other characters too!!!
 
Light Parade Schedule for Friday 22nd November 2019
4.20pm Children and families gather at Tenterden Junior School
4.30pm Parade sets off from Junior School onto Recreation Ground Road
4.40-4.45pm Group parades along Recreation Ground Road to join High Street
4.45-5pm Tree Blessing at the Town Hall by Rev. Lindsay Hammond
5pm Tenterden Christmas Lights Switch On by the Mayor of Tenterden Cllr. Jean Curteis
5.05-5.10pm Attendees make their way from the High Street to St Mildred's Church
5.15-5.30pm Church Service in St Mildred's Church
Crowds disperse to shops, stalls and entertainment hotspot areas.
** Please note the main high street will have a temporary road closure from Recreation Ground Road to Station Road to allow the parade to travel safely – this is in place from 4.45-5.15pm. To avoid missing the festivities, we recommend arriving early.
 
 
WHAT'S ON
Outside the Town Hall
The Woolpack, High Street next door to the Town Hall
Live band on the stage in the Barn - Men Without Hens on Friday 22 Nov, 8.30pm
https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/events/live-music-at-the-woolpack-listing-583-68758.aspx
Damien playing in the Woolpack Bar on Saturday 23 Nov, 8pm
St Mildred's Church
Festive Santas Grotto inside the Church for the Christmas Market from Wiley Wolf Productions; Friday 6-9pm; Saturday 10am-2pm & 3-8pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/events/santas-grotto-at-tenterden-christmas-market-listing-459-48486.aspx booking advisable. Also Christmas fun in St Mildred’s church "Nutcracker Realm" photo opportunities and decorations. Tenterden Camera Club exhibition in St Mildred's Church. UV sensory light garden in St Mildred's Church Yard. Artworks created and installed by pupils from the local schools
Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane
A special Christmas Market on the Saturday, see the lovely local stallholders here
https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/events/highbury-hall-christmas-craft-market-listing-816-68628.aspx
Zion Baptist Church, High Street
Christmas Tree Festival, come and see the wonderful decorated Christmas Trees by local groups portraying "Ballerinas & Pantomimes". Vote for your favourite Christmas Tree
https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/events/christmas-tree-festival-listing-832-67830.aspx
Various Entertainment Zones
Hotspot locations for outdoor entertainment by Potters Home Digital (East Cross), outside the Town Hall, and other pop up locations 
 
TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET STALLHOLDERS 2019
Local produce, artisan food and drink, delicious dishes and beautifully handcrafted gifts
 
Download Tenterden Christmas Market Stallholder List and Plan

 

 
 

Tenterden Christmas Market 2019


STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 1 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Lower High Street by the Chocolate Shop
Wonderful light tunnel and Children's activities in Zone 1
  • Tenterden Garden Centre - a wonderful display of Christmas decorations, lights and lots more! We’ve even got a balloon modeller (Saturday) AND a Christmas Card activity for our young visitors, or those young at heart, fun for all the family
  • Balloon Modeller & Magician - as part of Tenterden Garden Centre
  • Pete’s Toys - wooden toys and gifts
  • Jaz Kainth Facepainter - offering fabulous face painting, glitter and henna art
  • Luna & the Bear - beautiful handmade children’s clothing and bespoke bunting
 
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 2 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Lower High Street - pavement by the Tenterden Gateway
  • Mini Mouthfuls - delicious homemade fudge stall, mouthwatering fudge and tablet!
  • Beetlejuice - ski chalet themed bar
  • Khaya Handmade - handmade printed signage and giftware for your home
  • Think Quirky - Wonderful handmade miniature clay figures and gifts
  • Sew Me Up - Fabulous handmade children’s felt masks, from animals to superheroes and beyond!
  • Famous Faces by Jon - Local artist, immortalising your favourite faces in pencil
  • Anno Distillers - local producers of gin
  • Greenlake Woods - Recycled and reinvented wood and metal products
  • Romney Bears - Talented handmaker of art bears
  • Glo - Luxury scented soy candles & diffusers
  • Hearts Deco - a lovely collection of jewellery and small gifts for every occasion
  • Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard - producers of England’s finest organic wine
  • Nomad Potato - Travelling Sussex Spud Lovers offering all kinds of potato goodness
 
 
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 3 - Tenterden Christmas Market
Pavement/grassy area from Montalbano to War Memorial area
  • Hello Murals - Graffiti Workshop, decorate an art board
  • Craft’d Bus - Kids Parties on a Craft Bus, all kinds of children’s craft and festive fun
  • Symonds Salvage and The Shepherd’s Hut 
  • Help for Heroes - Gifts, mascots & charity fundraising 
  • The Tartiflette Guy - hedgerow cocktails and of course, a cheesy abundance of Tartiflette!
  • Linda Goldring Antiques - a treasure trove of antiquity
  • With Love Lotty/Maggie & Frank Designs - seasonal handmade creations 
  • Blush Boutique - ladies clothing, bags and accessories
  • Merrywood - natural soaps, skincare and decorations
  • Stuhead Ltd - Children’s book publishers, who dare to be daft!
  • Karmasuiticals - beautiful boho clothing and gifts from around the world
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 4 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Lower High Street by GMP Accountants/top of Station Road
  • The Wood Shed Pizza - Special recipe handmade dough, topped with your favourites
  • Hypo Hounds - charity stall offering doggy treats, raffle and competitions
  • 4253 Locomotive Co & Kent and East Sussex Railway - Charity stall offering gifts
  • Love Baby Boutique - Baby clothing and accessories
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 5 - Tenterden Christmas Market
Pavement/grassy area between Bridewell Lane - Highbury Lane
  • Marshmallow Heaven - handmade fresh marshmallows
  • Jam Brothers - Body cream that smells great and feels even better!
  • Blue Egg Catering - hot food stand offering hog roast and superb crackling
  • The Sociable Wine Company - “Quality wines for sociable times” Prosecco, fizz and wine
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 6 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Parking bays by NatWest - Barry Jones Florist area
  • Old Dairy Brewery - traditional microbrewery with a passion for beer
  • Nightingale Cider - local producer of ciders and juices, and of course, mulled cider!
  • Up the Garden - producer of chilli ketchup, jams and sauces
  • Wolf & Winslow - an eclectic mix of vintage and up cycled gifts
  • Katie Aldred Designs - a wonderful mix of art, sculptures, beaded jewellery and paper craft
  • Kentish Cobnuts - Exclusive range of kentish cobnut, walnut, almond and pecan nut products
  • Ellesbelles Bakehouse - Professionally qualified baking business offering cupcakes & traybakes
  • Generation Distillers - Generation 11 handcrafted gin, locally produced
  • The BBQ Project - delicious street food, gourmet burgers and the best cheesy chips for miles!
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 7 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Pavement from Webbs to Bridewell Lane
  • R Hills Woodturning - handmade and hand turned wooden products
  • Trade Winds - gifts, fair-trade goods and silver jewellery
  • Barretts of Ashford - Mini and BMW trade stand
  • Tenterden Guides - charity stall with tombola and games
  • Tenterden Lions - Santa float and charity collection
STALLHOLDERS
SAYERS LANE - Tenterden Christmas Market 

  • Tenterden Rotary Club - Offering Mulled wine
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 8 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Plaza outside the Town Hall
  • Ben & Jakes Dog Treats - handmade gourmet dog treats
  • Charlotte Wallis - Original soft furnishings handmade for the home
  • Caitlin Tisha Jewellery - Simple, unique and beautifully handmade jewellery sculptures
  • Lou Lou Bella - handmade soaps, lotions and lots more!
  • Garden Room at Golden Square - a wonderfully creative floral design service
  • Glebe WI - handmade arts and crafts by local artists
  • Lillylollipops - original and personalised handmade wooden gifts an treasures
  • Woodchurch Wine - producer of award winning sparkling wine
  • Beautiful Earth Food - 100% Vegan festival and street food...and doughnuts to die for!
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 9 - Tenterden Christmas Market
Pavement by Fat Face, WH Smiths
  • Ela’s Beehive - Handmade natural cosmetics made in Bethersden
  • Go Dutch - poffertjes dutch pancakes and streetfood, delicious!
  • Wise Owl Cider - local cider producer
  • Taste of Thailand - Thai street hot food stand
  • Wild Spirits of Kent - local producer of delicious hedgerow liqueurs
  • Apotheca Faversham - home of the Kent Herbalist; natural cosmetics, remedies & gifts
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 10 - Tenterden Christmas Market
East Cross Layby
  • The Maker’s Collective:
    - Liza Townsend - Stain Glass Artist
    - Sea Glass by Archie - local artist specialising in seaglass jewellery & handmade cards
    - Sue Norman Pottery - handcrafted ceramic pieces
    - Emma Panda - Jewellery, art, upcycled clothing, brooches and pin badges
  • Romney Marsh Wools - locally produced wool rugs, throws, creams, lotions & giftware
  • Love Me Jewellery - Unique handmade, handpicked jewellery, made by us, designed by you
  • Tolhurst Vinyl Art - Records reimagined
  • Wattie Wicks - scented candles, diffusers, wax melts and room sprays
  • Artisan Creations - handcrafted wooden gifts and recycled designs
  • The Tomtees - Mythical creatures from ancient woodland, bringing good luck to your home
  • Willow Fine Art - local Fine art Artist
  • Rye Chocolates - delicious handmade artisan chocolate 
  • Devil’s Pantry - Mediterranean street food offering Bratwurst baguettes and skewers
  • Chin Chin Mobile Cocktail Bar - custom built cocktail bar offering cocktails, wine and beer
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 11 - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Pavement by M&Co
  • Rustic Country Creations - handcrafted rustic wooden gifts for the home and garden
  • Enchanting Bows - handmade hair bows and accessories
  • 2nd Tenterden Scouts - charity stall offering kids games and craft activities
STALLHOLDERS
ZONE 12 - RECREATION GROUND - Tenterden Christmas Market 
Recreation Ground
  • Spiritual Riches - for all your gemstone and crystal needs - readings also available
  • John Forrest Fairground rides 

Tenterden Christmas Market 2019

CAR PARKS
Charging period of car parks (except Tenterden Town Station car park & the Park & RIde) is 7am-6pm so FREE after 6pm
  • Bridewell Lane Car Park long stay car park £1.10 per hour or £5 all day (FREE on Sunday all day)
  • Recreation Ground Road car park (Waitrose side & the smaller car park on the Recreation Ground) £1.10p per hour, over 4 hours £11 all day
  • Tenterden Leisure Centre car park £1.10p per hour, over 4 hours £11 all day
  • Station Road car park (East and West sides of Station Road) £1.10p per hour, over 4 hours £11 all day
  • Tesco car park, free for 2 hours for Tesco customers. Do not overstay in this car park or you will be charged a lot of money and there is automatic number plate recognition in use so they will know if you come and go
  • Tenterden Town Station car park (Kent & East Sussex Railway) the car park is at the bottom of Station Road, over the level crossing. £5 all day. Saturday & Sunday only
  • Park & Ride Shuttle on Saturday & Sunday (Saturday 9.30am-8.15pm (TBC); Sunday 9.30am-4.15pm (TBC) gates locked outside these times).
    Park at Rother Valley Timber (A28 Rolvenden Station Yard, Tenterden Road TN17 4QZ) and take the short bus ride to Tenterden High Street (only 1.5 miles). Thanks to Tenterden Social Hub, the Rolvenden Rocket and Rother Valley Timber who are offering the Park & Ride service (a small charge applies for parking) with a festive minibus shuttle FREE OF CHARGE on both Saturday and Sunday for travel between Rolvenden Station Yard and Tenterden. There will be a number of buses offering transport regularly to and from town.
 MOTORCYCLE PARKING
  • High Street by NatWest Bank, 1 bay for several bikes
  • Waitrose/Recreation Ground Road car park, several spaces for bikes on the upper level
BLUE BADGE DISABLED PARKING
• High Street outside Costa Coffee, 1 space
• High Street outside Fat Face, 2 extra allocated spaces
• Underneath Waitrose supermarket, 4 spaces (lift to pavement level)
• Waitrose/Recreation Ground Road 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
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 Hams Travel
Tunbridge Wells, Pembury, Matfield, Brenchley, Goudhurst, Wisley Pound, Cranbrook, Benenden, Rolvenden, TENTERDEN
No. 312
Rye, Playden, Iden, The Stocks, Wittersham, Small Hythe, TENTERDEN
 
PUBLIC TOILETS
  • Station Road (Station Road car park)
  • Recreation Ground (Recreation Ground Road opposite the entrance to Waitrose car park)
  • There are also toilets inside Tesco for Tesco customers
 
 
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TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS TREES
As well as the Christmas Lights wrapped around the High Street avenue of trees there will be a beautiful Christmas tree outside the Town Hall, one on the Recreation Ground and one at the West Cross end of Tenterden by the William Caxton pub.
 
LOST PROPERTY
Find your lost property at the Town hall
 
LOST CHILDREN/LOST PERSONS MEETING POINT
Tenterden Town Hall 
 
FIRST AID
Tenterden Town Hall 
 
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