Christmas in Kettering 2023
Christmas Saturday Markets
Kettering is looking festive! The lights were turned on in a big celebration on Thursday 23 November with the giant tree in the Market Place lit up as well as the sparkling selfie bauble.
On Saturdays during November and December we will be running Christmas markets and will feature a mix of street food and drink, produce, artisan gifts as well as live music and entertainment.
The next market is on 16 December from 10am to 3pm.
It's our last Christmas market of the year and it's a big one. We've lots going on so join us for a hot drink, some street food, festive tunes and some shopping...
📅 Saturday 16 December
📍 Market Place Kettering
⏰ 10am to 3pm
🎄 Christmas tree and selfie bauble
🎧 Live broadcasts from Shire Sounds Radio
🎺 Festive live music Kettering Town Silver Band
🌶 Hot Indian food Chilli Guys
🍪 Gluten-free cake and hot cookies from Nat's Kitchen
🍷 Mulled wine and cocktails Fly By Bars
🥞Fresh crepes and coffee The biscuiterie
🎸 Live music from No Angels Band Northamptonshire/Leicestershire
🎈 Children's entertainment - juggling, magic and balloons
🍭 Candyfloss & sweets Fluffy Sweets
🍅Olives and deli items mksfooddistribution.uk
🍩 Fresh doughnuts DIVINE DOUGHNUTS
🥁Roaming carnival drummers GBRT
🤩Photos in the The DiscoTuk
🕯 Handmade candles L&N Candles
🧵Christmas jumpers and gifts
🌶 Chilli Ranch Edible Ornamentals
☕Specialist tea Very Craftea
🧶Hand-knitted gifts Becky's Cwtches
💍Rings from £1 Ava's Jewellery
Meet Santa in the Elf Station
Santa is coming to Kettering this year in the Newlands Centre, from Saturday 2 December.
He will be ready and waiting at the Elf Station to receive letters and have photos taken with youngsters.
The elves will help children write a letter to Santa and send it to the North Pole using magic reindeer dust.
In the elves' workshop youngsters can then make a Christmas craft to take home ad afterwards meet Santa and have a photo taken with the sleigh and Rudolph.
There is a £2 charge per child which this year goes to Cransley Hospice. No booking necessary.
11am to 4pm
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December*
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December
*Relaxed Sessions - autism friendly with reduced noise
Give a gift to a child in care
This year we are working with the Newlands Shopping Centre to run a Giving Tree. It's a way of giving a Christmas gift for a child in care and we have helped sponsor this year's tree.Pick a gift tag off the tree and purchase a gift, then return the gift unwrapped to Clarks Kettering shoe shop before Thursday 14 December and the presents will then be delivered to the children.