Christmas 2022

Returning for 2022!

We are looking forward our annual festive celebration of all things handcrafted and artisan. Browse our unique collection of cards, gifts and artworks all created by talented local makers and artists in our large gallery.

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Until 2 December

This Christmas we would love you to help us fill the centre with colourful festive cheer by making a beautiful hanging star that will decorate our huge Christmas tree that is the centre piece of our Christmas Makers Market in the gallery from 3 – 23 December.  

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Santa Post is back!

1 - 10 December
Send your letter to Santa in the special Santa Post red telephone boxes.

There are 3 post boxes around the town (The Little Library phone boxes and in The Horsebridge) and you can also take part in a raffle to support Whitstable's free Santa Post!
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Start your Christmas celebrations by joining us for fun activities for kids, parents and carers in November and December.

Drop-in Christmas star making for pre-schoolers

28 November
Pay what you can and you and your toddler can help us make stars to decorate our huge Christmas Makers Market tree.
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Family ceramic Christmas decoration workshop

3 December
Create a Christmas decoration with clay, learn decorating techniques and choose items to have fired. For an adult and child (aged 6-11) in a 2 hour workshop for £25 with professional ceramic artist Anastasia Tory.
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Young Makers Christmas Club

19 December
Drop off children aged 6-11 for a fun afternoon of Christmas gift making and crafts for children.
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We were delighted to be asked by Tesco Community Champion Sam to create the first public art installation in these unused trolley parks. 


With donations from the in-store second hand bookshelf, we were able to work with our Wednesday volunteer craft group to create these beautiful festive hanging stars.

Every one has been handcrafted by each of our volunteers over the past 6 weeks, from the wicker base, to the small decorations, they have designed and made them all. 

We wanted to show how much we appreciate our volunteers and all the hard work they do over the year.



Volunteer creative sessions during 2022 have been supported through an Awards for All grant from The National Lottery.

You can read more about the work in our news.