Tenterden Christmas Market 2018 | Christmas in Tenterden


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

Event Dates and Times
Friday November 23, 2018
3:00 PM  - 09:00 PM
Saturday November 24, 2018
10:00 AM  - 08:00 PM
Sunday November 25, 2018
10:00 AM  - 04:00 PM
Description

Tenterden Christmas Market 2018 - Christmas in Tenterden
23rd - 24th - 25th November 2018
Buy local, meet the makers, sample local food & drink and fall in love with Tenterden. A stunning High Street full of independent retailers, cosy coffee shops and quality restaurants. Well behaved dogs are very welcome (owners please keep dogs on a lead). More information: see the Christmas in Tenterden Facebook page and also lots more info below. This year’s theme for the Christmas Market is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! Follow the Narnia Trail: • The White Witch • Mr Tumnus • Aslan • Mr Beaver • The Wardrobe • Two Ice Bears. Download the Christmas Market map and list of stallholders click here

Friday 23 November, 3-9pm
Saturday 24 November, 10am-8pm 
Sunday 25 November, 10am-4pm 
 
CHRISTMAS MARKET - RAIL SHUTTLE PARK AND RIDE
Between Rolvenden and Tenterden
Saturday & Sunday only
There will be a train shuttle service from Rolvenden Station to Tenterden Town Station (about 10 minutes) on Saturday and Sunday of the Christmas Market. Car parking is at Rother Valley Timber Yard TN17 4QZ which is adjacent to Rolvenden Station, 100 metres west of Rolvenden Station. Rolvenden Station is located immediately by the A28 between Rolvenden & Tenterden. Please note Rolvenden Station is not located in Rolvenden village. Kent & East Sussex Railway are offering the parking & shuttle service free of charge in support of the community but they would be delighted to receive donations towards the cost of providing the service (donation buckets will be available). From Tenterden Town Station, Tenterden is a short walk up Station Road to the High Street where the Christmas Market will be in full swing!
SATURDAY TRAINS
First train from Rolvenden Station to Tenterden, 9.30am
Trains will run every 30 minutes throughout the day
Last train from Tenterden to Rolvenden Station will be 20.15
SUNDAY TRAINS
First train from Rolvenden Station to Tenterden, 9.30am
Trains will run every 30 minutes throughout the day
Last train from Tenterden to Rolvenden Station will be 16.15
Space for a limited number of pushchairs will be available in the train luggage area.
 
TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET VENUES
Tenterden High Street - Christmas Market Stalls & Tenterden Shops
St Mildred's Church
The Woolpack Barn & Garden - Santa's Grotto
Zion Baptist Church - Christmas Tree Festival
Millennium Gardens - the garden behind White Stuff (through the side passage)
 
  • Traditional Christmas Market
  • Snow machine – winter wonderland
  • Hot spot performance areas - live music, choirs, street entertainment
  • Local Artisan food producers
  • Street food
  • Food for Christmas
  • Christmas gifts and crafts
  • Santa’s Grotto behind the Woolpack and Town Hall – booking is advised
  • Shops and cafes open late
  • Spectacular Christmas lights
  • Christmas Lights Switch on - Friday afternoon
  • Christmas trees and fun
  • Christmas Lantern Parade - Narnia themed with stilt walking snow queens and animal light sculptures in the High Street,  Friday afternoon
  • Christmas in Tenterden Shop & Stall competition, winners & runner ups - 14 categories (Best Christmas Market Stalls - Retail; Food & Drink Retail; Handmade: Charity; Catering; Best Christmas Shop Windows - Small Independent; Medium Independent; Large Independent; Charity Shop; Festive Coffee Shop; Chain Store) so many for you all to see!
  • Narnia Trail
  • Children’s fairground rides
TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET ORGANISERS
Tash Mahoney
Seren Welch 
Potential stallholders please note, we have no spaces left for any more stalls "we are jammed full"
 
TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PROCESSION AND LIGHTS SWITCH ON
The Christmas Lights Switch On will be 5.30pm on Friday 23 November 2018
Tenterden High Street will be CLOSED (from Recreation Ground Road to Bridewell Lane) 4.40-4.55pm for the fabulous Light Parade to St Mildred's Church.  
 
Light Parade
Narnia is coming to Tenterden! Polar bear lanterns, 60-80 wolves with Icicle lanterns (children from local schools wearing wonderful wolf masks they have made and decorated), the fabulous Bloco Fogo samba band... and members of the community and visitors to Tenterden’s Christmas Market can join in and be part of this wonderful procession by carrying LED candles... as well as the Ice Queen and Mr Tumnus... so be in Town for the parade 4.40-4.55pm on Friday 23 November and the switching on of the Tenterden Christmas lights at 5.30pm. LED candles are available from local schools or can be purchased in the high street on the day.

And come and find Aslan the ruler of Narnia, a spectacular creation made especially for the Tenterden Christmas Market 
 
Light Parade Schedule for Friday 23rd November 2018
4.15pm Children and families gather at Tenterden Junior School
4.30pm Parade sets off from Junior School onto Recreation Ground Road
4.30 - 4.40pm Group parades along Recreation Ground Road to join High Street
4.40 - 4.55pm Parade walks along High Street to Church Road**
5 - 5.15pm Church Service in St Mildred’s and music on Town Hall balcony
5.20pm Attendees then make their way from Church to outside Town Hall
5.25pm Mayor’s Intro and Christmas Tree blessing
5.30pm Tenterden’s Christmas Lights Switch on
Crowds disperse to shops, stalls and entertainment hotspot areas.
**Please note the main High Street will have a temporary road closure to allow the parade to travel safely - this is in place from 4.40 to 4.55pm. To avoid missing the festivities, we recommend arriving early.
 
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.  
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Children’s rides on the main fairground area of the Recreation Ground. Narnia themed Photo Booth in the Millennium Garden, Narnia lantern trail throughout the town, inflatable snow globe outside Warner Gray estate agents, Hot Spot performance locations for outdoor entertainment including ones by Potters Home Digital and outside the Town Hall, Christmas fun in St Mildred's Church including ‘Step into Narnia’ photo opportunities and decorations, Zion Baptist Church Christmas Tree Festival, snow machine, Local Artisan food producers, Street food, Food for Christmas, Christmas gifts and crafts, Santa's Grotto, Shops and cafes open late, Spectacular Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas Lantern Parade, Christmas Shop Window competition ... and come and find Aslan the ruler of Narnia, a spectacular creation made especially for the Tenterden Christmas Market
 
CAR PARKS
  • Bridewell Lane Car Park long stay car park £5 all day (FREE on Sunday all day)
  • Tenterden Town Station car park (Sat/Sun ONLY) long stay car park only £5 all day TN30 6HE CASH ONLY. Cars only (nothing bigger than a 4x4 please). The car park is at the bottom of Station Road, over the level crossing. Saturday 24th November 10:30 - 21:30, Sunday 25th November 8:30 - 20:30, the car park will be locked on closure.
  • Recreation Ground Road car park (Waitrose side) £1.10p per hour, over 4 hours £11 all day
  • Recreation Ground Road car park (smaller car park on the Recreation Ground)  £1.10p per hour, over 4 hours £11 all day
  • 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
  • Rother Valley Timber Yard (Sat/Sun ONLY), next to Rolvenden Station for the Park and Ride, old fashioned train rides to Tenterden Town Station (only 10 minutes on the rail shuttle) no fixed charge, donations welcome
MOTORCYCLE PARKING
  • Recreation Ground Road car park, upper level, 1 bay for several bikes
  • 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
 
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
 
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 
 
For list of stallholders and shop information please see lots of information below photos 
 
 
Photos from previous years - Tenterden Christmas Market
Photos: Lewis J Brockway

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

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Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 

Tenterden Christmas Market photos

 
THE TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET 2018 STALLHOLDERS
Local produce, artisan food and drink, delicious dishes and beautifully handcrafted gifts. Zone map to follow: 
ZONE 1
Orvis
Spiritual Riches - offering medium readings, crystals, salt lamps and gifts
Love a Gift Hampers - personalised Hampers for that special someone
Pete’s Toys - wooden toys and gifts
ZONE 2
Bumper Bars - Dumenil Champagne offering beer, wine and champagne
Hypo Hounds - charity stall offering doggy treats, raffle and competitions
Mini Mouthfuls - delicious homemade fudge stall
Trade Winds - gifts, fair-trade goods and silver jewellery
Pure Connection Pets - Pet food, accessories and toys
Hearts Deco - a lovely collection of jewellery and small gifts for every occasion
Think Quirky - Wonderful handmade miniature clay figures and gifts
Pots ‘n’ Pesto - ceramics and pesto!
Wise Owl Cider - local cider producer
Monami Eat - Vietnamese dumplings, buns and noodles. Vietnamese food is one of the great South East Asian cuisines, with a vibrant fusion of French, Chinese and Thai influences. The result is a vast array of dishes, with flavour combinations that are completely unique
Tolhurst Vinyl Art - Records reimagined
Kokoon - sustainable, ethical products, yak wool scarves, handmade macrame
Freya Faulkner - papercut artist and designer of prints, textiles and jewellery
Felt by Hand - unique handmade decorations
ZONE 3
Symonds Salvage and The Shepherd’s Hut
Linda Goldring Antiques
Blush Boutique - ladies clothing, bags and accessories
Moretto’s Italian BBQ
Merrywood - natural soaps, skincare and decorations
Grenville Allen - Fine Artist
Dream of Flowers - beautiful natural flowers that last
Beetlejuice - ski chalet themed bar
Karmasuiticals - beautiful boho clothing and gifts from around the world
ZONE 4
4253 Locomotive Co & Kent and East Sussex Railway - Crimbo Limbo steam train service after Christmas, gifts, experiences and the 2019 public timetable
Love Baby Boutique - Baby clothing and accessories
Smashing Things - Unique vintage jewellery and clothing
Sister Seitan - diner style food, prepackaged deli goods and treats. 100% VEGAN
ZONE 5
Marshmallow Heaven - handmade fresh marshmallows
Jago DESIGN - designer for the Turner & Eurotunnel offering gifts and accessories
The Sociable Wine Company - “Quality wines for sociable times” Prosecco, fizz and wine
Blue Egg Catering - hot food stand offering hog roast and superb crackling
ZONE 6
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
Lillylollipops - original and personalised handmade wooden gifts
Kalonji Cakes - Christmas cakes, chutneys and festive treats
Ellk - rustic and original products, christmas decorations and gifts
Generation Distillers - Generation 11 handcrafted gin, locally produced
The BBQ Project - delicious street food, gourmet burgers and the best cheesy chips for miles! All from our lovely 1957 Citroen H Van ‘Joan’
ZONE 7
R Hills Woodturning - handmade and hand turned wooden products
O’er the Moon Fudge - handmade local fudge
Aces Speed Shop - Vintage Collectibles, 1950s to present day
Barretts of Ashford - Mini and BMW trade stand
Tenterden Guides - charity stall with tombola and games
Tenterden Lions - Santa float and charity collection
*Millennium Garden * - Don’t Say Cheese fantasy Photo Booth
SAYERS LANE
Tenterden Rotary Club - Mulled wine
ZONE 8
Peachy Pottery - handcrafted pottery (Friday only)
Creative Mashups - Unique sculptures made from natural & recycled bits’n’pieces! (Sunday)
Primped Pooch - pet supplies
Greenlake Woods - Recycled and reinvented wood and metal products
Lou Lou Bella - handmade soaps, lotions and lots more!
Kensal & Gretel - bold and bright gift ideas
Kent Collection - Smokehouse and Charcuterie
Woodchurch Wine - producer of award winning sparkling wine
The C Note - artisan and health food chocolate
The Dover Maker’s Tent:
•The Curious Panda - handmade hats, jewellery and accessories
•The Old Fox Den - print works, textiles and ceramics
•Rabbits in Waistcoats - design and illustration festival clothing, jewellery and accessories
ZONE 9
Dandara Church View Housebuider, Christmas Market financial supporter
Go Dutch - poffertjes dutch pancakes and streetfood, delicious!
Taste of Thailand - Thai street hot food stand
Canterbury Oast Trust - COT is a charity which supports adult with learning disability
Wild Spirits of Kent - local producer of delicious hedgerow liqueurs
Biddenden Vineyard - Kent’s original commercial vineyard offering wines, ciders and juices
ZONE 10
Kent Wildlife Trust - charity protecting wildlife across the county
Anno Distillers - local producers of gin
Wattie Wicks - scented candles, diffusers, wax melts and room sprays
Boyds and Bobs - colour in many forms! handmade jewellery, pictures and vintage designs
Ben & Jakes Dog Treats - handmade dog treats
Tykes Clothing - handmade baby and children’s clothing
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 Artist
Ela’s Beehive - Handmade natural cosmetics made in Bethersden
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
ZONE 11
Rustic Country Creations - handcrafted rustic wooden gifts for the home and garden
Enchanting Bows - handmade hair bows and accessories
RECREATION GROUND
Help for Heroes - charity stall offering gifts and games
2nd Tenterden Scouts - charity stall offering kids games and craft activities
John Forrest Fairground rides
The Snack Shack - hot food stand offering toasties, soups, cakes and hot chocolate
Off the Wagon Bar - full bar offering beer, wines, spirits, mulled wine and roasted chestnuts
Christmas in Tenterden stallholder list 

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Don't Say Cheese

Pop Up Narnia Photo Booth in the Millennium Garden
Mrs C Walters Photography
Book a slot, Christmas photography marathon
 
 
HIGH STREET SHOPS
La Cantina di Tenterden, 25 High Street, Tenterden

Special Sunday opening at La Cantina for the Christmas Market, 25th November from 12 to 3pm Sunday Roast with a selection of Lamb, pork and Chicken and all trimmings for only £16.95. Please book in advance 015807 64045 
Mames Place, 17A High Street, Tenterden
Christmas Party Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November, 5pm until late. Christmas gifts, Christmas outfits, Christmas cheer. Pre-loved fashion, labels include White Stuff, Boden, Zara and more. Main shop upstairsl
Rising Star, 28 High Street, Tenterden
See the beautiful Christmas Shop windows
Cashara, 23 High Street, Tenterden
Check out the Christmas shop
Oasis Tenterden, 35 High Street, Tenterden
Christmas Party in store, drinks, nibbles, & children's treasure hunt 
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