Christmas markets and festive food in Kent

This article was about our Christmas activities in 2017. We’ll be updating this with 2018 event information later in the year. Stop by our Christmas markets to find locally-made gifts and treats. Wander stalls around historic Ightham Mote, and shop for your loved ones at Churchill's family home, Chartwell. Our gift shops are also packed with stocking fillers and present ideas. In our cafés, tuck into delicious Christmas lunches and snacks, perfect for groups and families alike. Every time you stock up with us this Christmas, you help us stock our shelves for years to come.

Robins on top of letter boxes Christmas decorations

White Cliffs of Dover 

Reinvigorate the senses with panoramic winter views of the stormy Channel, then warm-up with a browse round our clifftop Christmas shop. This year, deck out your home with decadent decorations from pretty tea lights to box baubles. Or indulge in delicious festive eats like marzipan fruits and brandy butter. Open daily in December (closed 24 & 25 December), 10am to 4pm.

Stack of Christmas mince pies

Sissinghurst Castle Garden Christmas lunch 

Enjoy a lunch with a view and produce fresh from our vegetable plot. Menu choices include creamed winter squash soup, turkey with all the trimmings and Sissinghurst Christmas pudding. Daily from 1 December to 23 December, 12pm to 2.30pm. Priced from £24 per person (two courses).

A display of Christmas treats including puddings and mince pies

Scotney Castle Christmas lunch 

Warm up with a festive two or three course feast served in our cosy tearoom. Then browse round the shop for last-minute stocking fillers and gifts. Lunch available Monday to Friday, 27 November to 22 December, 12noon to 2.30pm. Booking essential.