Rochester Christmas Market 2021

Rochester is returning with its beautiful Christmas Market this year, and you don't want to miss it!

When & Where is Rochester Christmas Market in 2021?

Rochester Christmas Market returns to the beautiful Rochester Castle Gardens where visitors will find unique personalised gifts as well as stocking fillers and plenty of mulled wine! There will be lots for the whole family to enjoy, including fairground rides, live performances and a Bavarian food village! Set right in the heart of Rochester, there will be plenty to explore. The market is on 27th & 28th November from 10am to 6pm, 3rd December from 12pm to 8pm, 4th & 5th December from 10am to 7pm, 10th December from 12pm to 8pm and 11th & 12th December from 10am to 6pm.

Reasons to visit Rochester this Christmas season

Christmas in Rochester feels truly magical especially with the market being on castle grounds! As well as their Christmas Market, they are also running a Dickens Christmas Festival, which will be held over 4th & 5th December with a Victorian theme taking over Rochester High Street between 10am and 5:30pm on both days. Parades will be happening on both days where you can spot familiar costumed characters from Dickensian novels, and dressing up is strongly encouraged!

What else is there to see in Rochester?

It's a great place for those that love history and culture, as there are iconic landmarks, such as Rochester Castle. The town was the inspiration and setting for many of Dickens novels and you can spot many shops, restaurants and even street names linked to the great man himself! If you can't get enough of the markets, they also hold a flea market and a farmer's market, and Rochester is home to the UK's largest second hand bookshop.