From markets and festivals to pantos, exhibitions and family activities, there is so much happening in Medway this Christmas.
Christmas is always a special time of year in Medway.
Medway has a lot to offer visitors this Christmas with festive events and activities, plus all your favourite high street names and lots of independent retailers that can be found in our town centres to provide you with unique gifts for those special people in your life – or treat yourself.
Thank you to the thousands of people who visited Rochester Christmas market last year.
The market will be taking place at weekends from Saturday, 26 November until Sunday, 11 December. For market dates and times, click here.
Applications are open now for prospective stallholders for the 2022 Market. Find out more and apply online.
Thousands of visitors were treated to a host of Victorian delights at this year’s Dickensian Christmas Festival which was held in Rochester High Street on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 December.
There were familiar costumed characters from the works of Charles Dickens, parades, street entertainment and open-air carol concerts.
For further details click here.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, which is the most magical panto of them all?
Journey to meet Dame Dotty, Herbie the Huntsman and the magnificent seven as we journey through the enchanted forest together!
Join us for a spectacular adventure, sure to provide rip-roaring adventure in true panto style!
Various dates between Thursday, 8 to Saturday, 31 December 2021. Find out more and book tickets today.
Celebrate the festive season at Medway's very own time capsule, Eastgate House. With activities on offer for any-aged historian, this is the perfect place to learn the history of Christmas.
Medway has lots to offer when it comes to shopping. From boutiques along Rochester High Street and Strood to family owned businesses in Chatham, Twydall, Gillingham, you’ll find the perfect gift on your doorstep. Don’t forget to head over to Hoo, Walderslade Village, Rainham, Parkwood and Lordswood – there’s lots of small independent shops waiting for you.
If you're keen to support local traders, visit the Produced in Kent website. There are four sections covering Christmas Food, Christmas Gifts, Eat, Drink & Stay and Experiences, with the campaign message being to Buy Five locally-produced presents for your friends and family.
FREE town centre parking for shoppers will be taking place from Thursday, 15 to Sunday, 18 December.
Join the Master Ropermakers and spend the afternoon in the festival surrounds of Commissioner's House at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.
Learn how to create your own Christmas wreath masterpiece to hang proudly on your front door.
Materials and refreshments provided. To book your place, click here.
Capstone Farm Country Park and Riverside Country Park have a variety of festive celebrations on offer this December. Details to be published soon.
Let's get Crafty...