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Rochester Christmas Market 2023

25th November - 10th December 2023
Rochester Castle

Get your Christmas shopping off to a fun and festive start at the Rochester Christmas Market.

Set in the spectacular Rochester Castle gardens, the Christmas markets are held over three consecutive weekends. 

It's the ideal place to search for that special gift and stocking fillers by wandering around the many craft and trade stalls.

Food and drink stalls are available to purchase hot and cold beverages, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and much more.

NEW FOR 2023!
Children's Christmas Village

We’re so excited to announce the brand new ‘Children’s Christmas Village’ – sat amongst the vibrant Christmas Market at Rochester Castle from Saturday, 25 November to Sunday, 10 December.

Mrs Claus and her elves have worked hard to bring your children a magical Christmas experience that includes Christmas stories in Mrs Claus’ snug, crafting their own Christmas decorations in the Elves’ workshop and decorating a festive sweet treat to take home.

Tickets are just £10 per child (ages 4-11). Adults do not need a ticket. There must be at least one, but no more than two adults for every entry. Click here to book your tickets.

Christmas Market Traders

Are you interested in trading at this year's Rochester Christmas Market? 

If so, please click this link for further details.


Visiting Coaches

Coaches need to pre-book parking for this event by Wednesday, 1 November 2023.

Please download and complete the coach booking form.

Tickets and Pricing




Days and times

  • Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November
    10am - 6pm
    Friday 1 December
    12pm - 8pm
    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
    10am - 7pm
    Friday 8 December
    12pm - 8pm
    Saturday, 9 & Sunday 10 December
    10am - 6pm

Traders & Coaches

Interested in trading at the Rochester Christmas Market? For details, click here.

Visiting Coaches need to pre-book parking.  For a booking form, click here.



Rochester Castle Gardens, Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW

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