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Our Wonderful Stallholders

Whilst we may not be able to celebrate the Christmas Market physically, why not take a virtual trip and browse our fantastic variety of stallholders.

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Our Story

With over 14 years of magical evenings in the heart of Kent, learn more about our history and why we hold this wonderful event every year.

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Pilgrims Hospices

The inspiring folk over at the Pilgrims Hospices provide excellent palliative care for all of their patients.

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Our Introduction

For fifteen years, the Elham Christmas Market has been held annually in the picturesque heart of Kent. It is a magical festive evening held to raise money for the wonderful Pilgrims Hospices, who go the extra mile to provide the very highest standard of end-of-life care for their patients.

Whilst fundraising for a brilliant cause, the Elham Christmas Market also celebrates the very best of local small businesses, with a plethora of wonderful stallholders with emphasis on handcrafted, locally produced and delightful products, perfect for Christmas gifts or to treat yourself.

With the unwelcome arrival of Covid-19 this year, it is sadly not possible for us to host this fantastic event in October, as we have done each year since the event’s inception. However, both the Pilgrims Hospices and our local Kentish businesses are in need of help more than ever, with fundraising options limited and almost every event cancelled in the normally hectic Christmas season. Thus, we have put together this website in the hope that it somewhat fills the void left by the event, giving our stallholders the chance to show off their amazing work, whilst also raising much-needed funds for the Pilgrims Hospices.

The links on this page will guide you to one of three locations, where you can:

Our grateful thanks to go the following companies and individuals who have contributed to our fabulous Hamper prizes:
  • Helen Baxter Ceramics
  • Bee Candles
  • Blended Therapies
  • Maxine Brough
  • Chapeldown Vineyard
  • Cheesemakers of Canterbury
  • Chilham Farm Shop
  • Chocolate Divas
  • Colebrook Sturrock – Estate Agents
  • Sue Davies
  • East of India
  • Pauline Flanagan
  • Gatehouse Farm
  • Hearts Deco
  • Kelly Hyslop Reflexology
  • Sharon Jacob
  • Jenni Rogers Jewellery
  • Gillly & Ian Jennings
  • Jill Skinner
  • Jillie Staple-Smith
  • Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Co.
  • Kentish Pip
  • Lightstyle London
  • Laing Bennett Estate Agents
  • Macknade Fine Foods
  • Martin Gosbee
  • Oak & Rope
  • Penny for the Guy
  • Gill Ramsay
  • Romney Marsh Wools
  • Seasoned Pioneers
  • Shelly Godden
  • Simply Ice Cream
  • Simpsons Wine Estate
  • Janet Smith
  • Tesco
  • Waitrose – Hythe
  • ​C A Worgans Butchers – Bishopsbourne

Our very special thanks go to Jillie Staple-Smith – our super ‘gold-star’ raffle ticket seller. Jillie has sold £100 worth of tickets single-handedly – what a star!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the
ELHAM VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET PRIZE DRAW……………
Would the following people please get in touch as you are our LUCKY prize winners?
Anne Bowen
Chris Winn
Tracey Rogans
Linda McGuinness
Contact: Carol on 01303 840430 or Gill on 01303 840959
Thanks to everyone who has donated either through Just Giving or by buying actual tickets, and to all those who donated contents.
We will be announcing our GRAND TOTAL of monies raised as soon as we have all the final figures to hand! Keep an eye on the website: elhamchristmasmarket.com to find out how much we (and you) managed to raise for the Pilgrims Hospices!
Remember the traders are all still active right up till Christmas Eve in case you need any last minute gifts and many will still be making a donation on those sales to the cause……
Thanks to all those involved in making this possible, especially Gill who has kept track of all your donations.
THANK YOU ALL!