Christmas Event In Sandgate – 1st December 2023

22 Nov 2023
Decorated Christmas Tree

It’ll soon be looking a bit like Christmas…

On the afternoon and evening of Friday 1st December, please join us in Sandgate Valley and Village. Enjoy the Christmas lights, meet a special visitor, visit the craft market and hear a carol or two, and support local businesses many of who will be open until 7.30pm at least on Friday (and clearly our pubs, bars and restaurants rather later). We’re hoping for the right weather, but will go ahead regardless: wrap up!

Christmas Craft Market at the Chichester Hall on Sandgate High Street

  • 5.30pm – 7.30pm with FSG A cappella Choir in the hall from 6.15pm – 6.30pm

Santa’s Grotto at the Golden Arrow – Enbrook Valley *

  • 4.00pm- 4.45pm

Santa’s Grotto at Sandgate Library *

  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm

* There will be a small gift for all children 0 – 9 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Many businesses through Sandgate will be offering late night shopping that evening and would love to see you.

The Dog House will be open from 5pm until mid-evening on the 1st for coffee, teas, bacon and sausage sandwiches (that’s “Kent’s BEST Bacon sandwiches“) and maybe a chilli!

The Sandgate Pop-Up Shop at 53 Sandgate High Street will be open until 7.30pm with a huge range of locally sourced Christmas gifts and treats.

Workshop 29 at 99 Sandgate High Street will be open into the evening. They will have a workshop table in the shop and are welcoming families to come and pot up a Christmas Bulb free of charge.

The Royal Norfolk / Gees BarThe Providence, the newly refurbished and reopened The Ship InnDocker BarJohn DorySandgate Members Club (members only), Folkestone Rowing Club (members only), The Fat Raj and Green Spice will also all be open naturally!

If you are a local business and can be open too / offer a special / entertainment / extended opening / anything else that night, please tell us know by email to and we’ll add your details here.