Live from Canterbury’s Christmas market

Whitefriars’ annual Christmas Market is one of the main attractions to Canterbury over the holidays.

With festive stalls, food outlets and entertainment happening throughout the month there’s plenty going on.

 

There are 50 cabins throughout Whitefriars to explore.

With companies coming from all over Kent to use these stalls there’s a wide range of things to look at.

Christmas music and decorations really create a festive atmosphere.

 

Students from Spring Grove school took to the high street to perform Christmas songs.

The children were working with homeless charity Porchlight to raise money.

Buckets were available for people to make donations throughout the performance.

 

 

 

 

Anna Maria Katchiano, from Canterbury, spoke about her stall which sells American confectionary.

“We have been very up and down this Christmas.

People are a lot more conscious with their money.

We sell a lot of presents and gifts for Christmas, especially stocking fillers.

These are really popular.”

 

 

 

Food in the market

The market is filled with festive food outlets.

Whether it’s a German sausage, Christmas stuffing or mulled wine there’s something for everyone.

 

 

Leighton Roberts from Zee Sausage is working at the stall for his first year.

The stall is a spin off from their restaurant in Canterbury which focus’s on German sausages.

Roberts spoke about the market,

“Weekends are always good and really busy but midweek can be slow,

Leading up to Christmas it has got a lot busier and today we’ve been non-stop.

I think we’re so popular because everybody loves a sausage.”

 

 

The Christmas market is open every day until Christmas Eve.

A lot of the stalls will have late night closes closer to Christmas, perfect for Christmas shoppers.

 

 

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