Christmas is coming to Gravesend Borough Market with a packed programme of festive fun in the run up to the big day.

Our Express Your Elf event at Gravesend Borough Market and Father Christmas’s Grotto at the market are free and will be open between 10am and 2pm every Saturday and Sunday from 23 November. Young visitors can go on a magical adventure before meeting Father Christmas who will decide if they have been naughty or nice. But never fear, every visitor will receive a Christmas chocolate.
Saturday 23 November also sees our Young Traders and Entrepreneurs’ market. Running from 10am to 3pm, it will feature a mix of trading stalls, products and services presented by local young traders.
The following day Sunday 24 November Forget-me-not Vintage bring their popular Christmas Vintage fair to the market from 10.30am – 3.30pm with a range of vintage collectables and clothing plus free entertainment.
Our ever popular Traditional Christmas Markets take place on Saturday 30 November, Saturday 7 December, and Saturday 14 December between 10am and 4pm. Entry is free and we will have a photo opportunity with Santa’s sleigh and our Elf Selfie Boards. Then follow the snowy footprints in the
market to visit Santa and his elves in our free Magical Christmas Experience.

There are Christmas craft activities on:
Sunday 1 December,
Sunday 8 December,
Sunday 15 December and
Saturday 21 December.

  • Sunday 1 December
    11am – 12 noon – Free Children’s Christmas Crafting sessions with minimoo craft. Booking is essential via Gravesend Visitor Information Point at the market. For more information call on 01474 33 76 00.
    11am-3pm. Animatronic Polar Bear walk around.
    1pm-2pm. Free* adult crafts, Macramé flower bomb with Denys & Fielding.
  • Saturday 7 December
    GRAVESEND TOWN CENTRE – 11am-3pm
    Attractions include:
    • Land Train
    • Bungee Trampolines – At the Gravesend Borough Market
    • Icicle Bicycle Man – New Road
    • Christmas Fairy – Windmill Street
    • Giant Snow Globe – Corner of Natwest Building
    • No Limits Street Band Corners of McDonald’s
    • Rock Choir – New Road.
    And more…
  • Sunday 8 December
    11am – 12 noon. Free Children’s Christmas crafting sessions with minimoo craft. Booking is essential
    via Visit Gravesend Information Point. For more information call on  01474 33 76 00.
    11am-3pm: Meet and Greet our Hedwig lookalike Owls, with Sky Birds of Prey team.
    1pm-2pm. Free* adult crafts, Christmas Candle Making with Denys & Fielding.* £2 booking fee applicable. End times approximate.
  • Sunday 15 December
    11am – 12 noon. Free Christmas crafting sessions with minimoo
    craft. Booking is essential via Visit Gravesend Information Point. For more information call on  01474 33 76 00.
    11am-3pm: Meet Flame the animatronic dragon. Flame has promised to be on his best behaviour whilst visiting and has
    asked if he can fly the sleigh beside Rudolph this year.
    1pm -2pm. Free* adult crafts, make a Penguin Christmas Cake Topper with Cake Innovations.* £2 booking fee applicable. End times approximate.
  • Saturday 21 December
    11am – 12 noon. Free Children’s Christmas Crafting sessions with minimoo craft. Booking is essential
    via Visit Gravesend Information Point. For more information call on  01474 33 76 00.
    1pm -2pm. Free* adult crafts, Make a Christmas-themed photo frame.* £2 booking fee applicable. End times approximate.

    Fans of vinyl records won’t want to miss our Christmas Record Fair on Sunday 22 December between 9am and 3pm.

     

    The Ellenor Christmas Wishes tree will be in market again this year. Make a donation to the Ellenor Hospice, as well as singing from Local Choirs on our Traditional Christmas Market Days.

    If you would like a stall at our Christmas or Young Traders markets please email: gravesend.market@gravesham.gov.uk