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The Canterbury Tales hosts a duo of festive events with a medieval twist

PUBLISHED: 18:28 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 18:28 22 November 2016

Magical medieval Christmas with the Canterbury Tales

Magical medieval Christmas with the Canterbury Tales


There will be a Santa’s grotto for kids

The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction will host two festive events with a medieval twist this winter, including an artisan gift fair and a magical family-friendly experience.

On November 26 and 27, an artisan gift fair will fill the attraction, transporting shoppers back in time to browse gifts from a host of Kent artisans and crafters, surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of 14th century England.

Entry to the gift fair is free throughout the weekend so is sure to prove a popular addition to a Canterbury visit this winter.

Then, on December 17 and 18, younger guests can seize the opportunity to enjoy a medieval Christmas experience.

Guests will start their adventure at the Tabard Inn, where Santa’s elf will be busily wrapping gifts in front of the roaring fire. Setting off through the snow-filled streets of old London, groups will be entertained by carol singers and jolly pilgrims along the way. The whole group will have the chance to dress up in elf costumes for a fun photo opportunity and youngsters will be invited to write down their Christmas wishes and pop it in the post in Santa’s special mail box. Continuing along the cobbled road, stop for mulled apple juice (or cider for grown-ups) before visiting Santa’s grotto, where there will be a gift for every child. Entry for adults is £7 and for children, £10.

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