Relaxed skating sessions
10am Saturday 7th December and 10am Sunday 29th December
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

Visitors wanting a quiet and calm atmosphere when skating this season can enjoy one of our relaxed skating sessions, with no music or flashing lights.

These sessions are ideal for people who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere, including those with an autism spectrum condition, learning disability, or communication and sensory disorder.

We want people of all abilities and ages to be able to enjoy Canterbury on Ice, and these sessions are designed for individuals and families who would prefer to skate without noise or bright lights. Prices are the same as our standard skating sessions.

You can follow these links to book the relaxed session on Saturday 7th December or book the relaxed session on Sunday 29th December.

For any queries, contact us.

Canterbury Christmas Lights Switch-On 2019
4pm to 6pm Friday 15 November
St Georges Street, Canterbury

Prepare to watch Canterbury light up and sparkle at the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event.

Help the cast of the Marlowe Theatre’s Panto: Mother Goose launch Christmas by counting down and lighting up the city. Expect live music and entertainment as you wait for the magical moment the big red button is pressed with KMFM breakfast presenters Garry and Laura.

While you wait for the  lights will be turned on between 5.30pm and 5.50pm, why not visit the Christmas Market on St George’s Street – expect a food hall with delicious delicacies, local makers selling their wares – they will even have a helter skelter and giant snow globe to enjoy!

The Christmas market will stay open after the switch on, so you can enjoy mulled wine while perusing the handcrafted gifts on sale.

Free Park & Ride will be available from 3pm, so there will be no rush to get back to your car!

Find out more about the Christmas light switch-on

Canterbury’s Christmas Market
22 November – 24 December
St George’s Street, Canterbury

Get in the mood for Christmas and stock up on some festive goodies at Canterbury’s Christmas Market!
If you’re looking for original, innovative gifts or just need some inspiration, a wander around Canterbury’s Christmas Market is a delightful way to spend an hour and will certainly get you in the mood for shopping, wrapping, and preparing for the season.
Thousands of festive shoppers flock to Canterbury to soak up the sounds and smells of the 70+ wooden cabins, selling everything from local food and drink, candles, handmade stocking fillers, games and toys, Christmas decorations, jewellery and a vast array of gifts from around the world. 
The market is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.