X-Mas Breaks 2018 for Shopping, Sightseeing, near Markets

Canterbury is a beautiful city, around a 20 minute drive away from Dover and 90 minutes from central London in Kent. It’s a city famous for its wonderful cathedral and medieval Canterbury Tales written by the renowned poet Chaucer. Of all the places to spend Christmas, this is the place to be. During the festive season there’s everything from pantomimes and festive shows, X-Mas events, music and carols along with Christmas markets.

Many people choose to take their holidays in Canterbury at xmas time. Whether it’s a short stay, a weekend break or longer, there’s no shortage of cheap hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation. You’ll find some of the best b&bs close to the city centre so you won’t have far to walk to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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Shopping Hot Spot at Christmas Time

accommodation for x-masFor many, X-Mas holidays means one thing, shopping. There’s a traditional market held in Whitefriars Square. It has a large selection of stalls, entertainment and great food. It’s the perfect opportunity to do your shopping. Buy gifts for your loved ones and don’t forget yourself. Check out the Advent Fair, Austrian Gift Fair and the X-Mas Fair at King Edward Court.

Reserve cheap hotels or a bed and breakfast establishment in early December so you can see the Herne Bay X-Mas lights switch-on. It’s always best to book well in advance of your trip whether it’s a b&B, guest house or self-catering apartment. Holidays here are very popular at this time of year, so accommodation is at a premium.

After doing your X-Mas shopping, how about taking the kids to a panto or a festive show. They are sure to enjoy Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel or for you the Nutcracker Suite.

Spend a morning or afternoon shopping in one of the many local markets before going to a Christmas carol service. There are also family carol concerts and other X-Mas events.

After an evening’s entertainment what could be better returning to your cheap bed and breakfast, hotels or apartment? Check online for the best b&b accommodation for your festive holidays this year. Rooms are bright and airy with everything you could wish for. Enjoy a delicious full English breakfast each morning when staying in a b&b.

Accommodation for a X-Mas break

hotel roomThe best cheap hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Canterbury can be found online. If shopping is your thing how about reserving a b&b not far from a market? Being central will give you lots of time to explore the city and soak up the X-Mas atmosphere.

There’s the chance for the children to meet Santa Claus, go on a bear hunt at the Gulbenkian Theatre or decorate the town Christmas tree at the Beach Creative Community Arts Centre.

When it comes to dining out there’s a good range of restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, pubs and bars. Remember to set some time aside to relax in your comfy accommodation, ready for the next day.

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Christmas Markets and Shopping 2018 in Canterbury

Christmas Markets : there is X-mas market held in Canterbury at Whitefriars Shopping Centre featuring over 40 colourful cabins selling seasonal produce, gifts, decorations, and food and drink, in addition to 60+ top brand stores in the shopping center. Christmas Market & Fair is held from November to December in 2017.

Address : Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury, CT1 2TF

X-Mas Shopping : There is great shopping from global brands to unique independent stores, as well as plenty of eating and drinking with an amazing range of coffee houses, teashops, pubs and restaurants. Main shopping areas include the Cathedral Quarter from Sun Street up to the end of Burgate and the Castle Quarter on St Margaret’s Street.

The pedestrianised main street is called The High Street (St George’s Street, The Parade, High Street and St Peter’s Street). Other main shopping streets include Rose Lane, St Margaret’s Street and Burgate. Lovely little independent shops and boutiques can be found in the city’s King’s Mile, which is the historic area of Guildhall Street, Palace Street, The Borough and Northgate.

Top brands stores can be found at Whitefriars Shopping centre, as is Fenwick department store.