7 things to do in Canterbury this Christmas

There’s loads going on this Christmas in Canterbury, Whether you want to watch the local pantomime or enjoy the festive shopping there is something for you.

Canterbury’s festivities are having a revamp this year with an extended Christmas market and for the first time ever an ice rink.

More from Unified: Canterbury gets its very own ice rink for Christmas 2017

This year the ice rink is being trialed by the council, but if successful it could become a yearly feature.

Ice skating

New for 2017 Canterbury will be getting its very own ice rink. It will be in Dane John Gardens by the bandstand and special care has been taken to minimise the damage to the grass.

Peter Pan at the Marlowe Theatre

An all-star cast takes over the Marlowe Theatre this holiday. A traditional British Panto is a must for every Christmas and this is no exception.

Tickets start from just £8.25

Whitefriars Christmas Market

Whitefriars has again been taken over by 50 festive cabins selling Christmas goodies you won’t normally find on the high street.

Stalls selling everything from last minute gifts to mulled wine mean it’s a great place to find unique presents everyday until Christmas eve.

Dogs Trust Canterbury Christmas Fair

Dogs Trust are holding a fundraising event at Swalecliffe Community Cantre on Sunday, December 3 with a load of stalls and entertainment.

Perfect for the whole family… and the dog.

Where to eat?

Wildwood is offering a special holiday deal with 4 courses for £17.95.

Festive Wreath Workshop

Perfect for families, learn how to create the perfect merry Wreath for your home.

There are four workshops available in the lead up to the big day, head down to the Neptune in Canterbury to join in.

Carols at Canterbury Cathedral


Come along on December 23 to sing everyones favourite Carols in the beautiful Cathedral, doors open at 1.30pm.

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