A magical experience awaits you in Otford High Street this festive season, with stalls selling everything from handmade gifts and arts and crafts goodies to fudge, gin, and cute stocking fillers. When your shopping ventures have worked up an appetite, dig into a bag of hot roasted chestnuts and get well and truly in the Christmas spirit with a cup of mulled wine. In addition, there will be a range of craft activities for young and old taking place in The Memorial Hall, with festive music to add to the atmosphere. And Father Christmas!
Christmas Markets have long been a tradition in German speaking countries, the first dating from 1434 when Dresden held one on Christmas Eve. In the UK the first city to host one was Lincoln, in 1982. Otford is slow to catch up; 2022 will be our first ever but hopefully not our last. Our village pubs, coffee shops and restaurants will be serving an array of Christmas treats so be sure to book a table and enjoy the Otford Christmas Fayre.