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Christmas Open Evening at Tenterden Garden Centre

Appledore Road, Tenterden
Wednesday 20 November, 5-9pm >>> more 
Christmas fun: Carol Singers, Fire Performers, 10% off across the store, Complimentary Stollen Bite and Irish Cream Hot Chocolate, Tenterden Lions Float, free prize draw, Invicta Ukulele Band, - Christmas decoration demonstrations, Father Christmas Grotto, The Animal Retreat Rescue Centre Donkeys, Indoor Plant advice, large, free car park, coffee shop & restaurant
Christmas Open Evening at Tenterden Garden Centre
Christmas Open Evening at Tenterden Garden Centre

Tenterden Christmas Market 

Friday - Saturday - Sunday, 22-24 Nov >>>> more

Light parade with the Nutcracker theme; Tenterden Christmas Lights Switch On; Santa's Grotto in St Mildred's Church; pop up art installations; street entertainment; snow machine; over 80 fantastic stalls in the High Street for three days;  Tenterden Garden Centre stall on the High Street with a wonderful display of Christmas decorations, lights, balloon modeller, Christmas Card activity & Magician, street food including Beautiful Earth Foods street truck serving delicious vegan food; Nomad Potato stall for Spud Lovers; favourites Old Dairy Brewer traditional microbrewery with a passion for beer; Nightingale Cider local producer of ciders and juices, and of course, mulled cider!

What Else?

Vote for your favourite tree at the Christmas Tree Festival in the Zion Baptist Church; live music at the Woolpack (Fri/Sat/Sun) starting with Men Without Hens on Friday evening in the Woolpack Barn; live music at the White Lion (Friday evening) & let your children make a glittery candle holder, pick from our lucky dip sack or have their faces sparkled while you enjoy one of your favourite drinks; special Late Night meal at the Lemon Tree on Friday evening, shops open late & special events & offers galore including 25% off at Petzone Woofaloo (by Savannah Cafe), Lapland & Ski event at Baldwins Travel (Travelux); Christmas Craft Market in Highbury Hall on Saturday; Mulled Wine stall in Sayers Lane (Tenterden Rotary Club); 2n6 Sweet Boutique opening on Friday; don't miss the caramel hot chocolate, mulled wine and minced pies at Electric Palace Records in the Fairings, and records too; Hot gin & spices, Father Christmas, takeaway tapas at This Ancient Boro; Tenterden Camera Club exhibition in St Mildred's Church; Hush Heath Wine shop selling wine by the glass and bottles to take away with other festive stalls; and so much more. Fun, Fun & Fun the entire length of the High Street. Photos from last year:
Tenterden Christmas Market
Tenterden Christmas Market
Tenterden Christmas Market

2n6 Sweet Boutique

26 Ashford Road, Tenterden
Opening at 2pm on Friday this week >>> more
2n6 Sweet Boutique
2n6 Sweet Boutique
2n6 Sweet Boutique

Christmas at Goodshill

22-24 November 2019, 11am-4pm 
Goodshill Cottage, Cranbrook Road, Tenterden TN30 6UN
Join us, four artists Karen Birchwood, Kate Schuricht, Gill Bridgestock and Marianne van Niekerken for an art sale mulled wine and mince pies. Come and view paintings, ceramics, fine metal and baskets. Plus cards, giclee prints, Christmas decorations and jewellery. We will have an art raffle and a special sale of Karen Birchwood’s archive work with 20% of this sale going towards ParkinsonsUK >>> more
Christmas at Goodshill

Tenterden Community Land Trust

Tuesday 26 November, St Mildred's Church Hall
From 2.30pm to 8.30pm
Come and find out about genuinely affordable homes in Tenterden for the local community.  A new way of doing things >>> more
Tenterden Community Land Trust - Affordable Homes in Tenterden

Business & Community News

Snippets & info
  • Special offer at the White Lion: 2 course lunch for £11 & 3 course lunch for £13.50, available weekdays 12-3pm
  • Road Closed: A28 High Street closed on Fri 22 Nov 4.45-5.15pm for the Light Parade and Christmas Lights switch on event (part of the Tenterden Christmas Market) >>> more
  • Road Closed: centre of Sutton Valence for resurfacing on Thurs 21 Nov - Tues 26 Nov 20:00 to 05:00 (excluding Sunday). Various roads are also closed around Sutton Valence, diversions in place >>> more 
  • Festive Bake off Competition to decorate a Christmas cake and Party with The Rockit Choir, at the Town Hall, Thurs 5 Dec, 6pm. Competition free to enter. Celebrity Judges Raj Bisram & Carol Webb of Webbs of Tenterden. Bar and Raffle. Then stay & sing with the Rockits to sing around the Christmas Tree. All donations to Pilgrims Hospices >>> more 
  • Where to find Santa in & around Tenterden >>> more
    • Santa's Grotto at Tenterden Christmas Market
    • Tenterden Garden Centre, weekends from this weekend
    • Tenterden Town Station, Santa Special steam trains and fun, weekends in December
    • Tenterden Lions Christmas Float
    • Tenterden Lions Santa's Grotto outside Tesco
    • Santa's Grotto at the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, Christmas magic from the end of November
    • At the St Michaels Christmas Tree Light Switch on event
Where to find Santa in and around Tenterden

At the Christmas Market

More events in Tenterden listed here 

Electric Palace

22-24 Nov
Electric Palace Records at the Christmas Market

Mulled Wine

Tenterden Rotary Club
22-24 Nov
Christmas Street Collections and Mulled Wine | Tenterden Rotary Club


The Cellars
22-24 Nov
Petzone at the Christmas Market

Lapland & Ski

Baldwins Travel
Fri 22 Nov

Real Ale/Cider/Gin

This Ancient Boro
22-24 Nov
This Ancient Boro at the Tenterden Christmas Market

Live Music

Woolpack Barn
Fri 22 Nov
Live Music in the Woolpack Barn - Men Without Hens

Christmas Market

Highbury Hall
Sat 23 Nov
Highbury Hall Christmas Market

Tree Festival

Zion Baptist Church
22-24 Nov
Christmas Tree Festival | Tenterden Christmas Market

Live Music

White Lion
Fri 22 Nov
Live Music at the White Lion Hotel - Tenterden Christmas Market
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