Rochester Christmas Market


The Rochester Christmas Market 2018 dates announced soon.

About this event

Set in the picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, there’s truly something for everyone.

Highlights include:

  • stalls selling Christmas trees and wreaths, decorations, handmade and personalised gifts, stocking fillers, mulled wine, artisan chocolate and much more
  • live entertainment on the bandstand
  • traditional funfair
  • a craft fair
  • Bavarian food village including German Bratwurst sausages, Hog Roast and churros
  • fully-licensed bar
  • guaranteed snowfall with our snow machine.

As the Christmas market is set in historic Rochester there’s also a mix of shops, restaurants and period architecture to explore. Find out more about visiting Rochester.


Apply to be a 2018 stallholder

We're looking for traders with unique and high quality gift items that would make great Christmas presents to take part in this year’s Rochester Christmas Market. 

Apply to be a stallholder


The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

The NCT will also be attending the Rochester Christmas Market this year.

If you need baby changing facilities, somewhere to breast feed or want to have a chat with other mums, please head over to Tower 2.




Rochester Castle Gardens.

Address for SatNav: Rochester Castle Gardens, Castle Hill, Rochester, ME11SW

How to get there

Car parking

There are a number of pay and display car parks in walking distance of the Rochester Christmas Market. Get help getting to Medway

Coach parking

If your organising a coach to visit the festival or market, it's essential that you book your parking in advance.

Details for 2018 will be released closer to the date.

Disabled access

If you're using a wheelchair the Rochester Christmas Market is best accessed by the castle gardens entrance on Baker’s Walk.

Disabled toilets

Disabled toilets are available in the Castle Gardens, Northgate, Rochester Community Hub (Changing Places toilet) and in the Corn Exchange.

Disabled parking

The nearest parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders are on The Esplanade.

If these parking spaces are full, all of Medway Council’s other car parks in Rochester also have disabled parking.