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Christmas at Market Walk

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

SANTA CLAUS IS BACK! He’s bringing with him some impish elves, a chorus of carols, Christmas bells, crafts, festive food and a huge sack of fun to be had at our stunning Christmas grotto!

This year between Friday 8th December and Sunday 17th December, 9.30am to 6pm, the centre of Woking will be transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, as 39 stalls packed full of the finest festive food and gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets surrounding the Christmas tree in Jubilee Square.

To make the occasion very special for shoppers, the Market will be supported by many other seasonal and festive town-centre events, including a Continental Market that will be running in December which overlaps the Christmas Market.

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the markets; we guarantee the aroma of deliciously warming mulled wine and freshly made doughnuts will get even the grumpiest of bah-humbugs into the Christmas spirit!

On the run up to Christmas, Santa’s little elf helpers will be busy working in Market Walk on a stunning Christmas grotto for Santa’s big arrival! Santa will be with you on Saturday 9th December and then will stop off again at the Market on the 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd between 10am and 3pm. On the 14th the Grotto will open between 1pm and 6pm. 

See your little one’s eyes light up with excitement as Santa listens to their Christmas wishes within our enchanting grotto. It's the perfect way to see Christmas come alive as a family ahead of the big day itself.

A trip to the grotto includes 'one on one' time with Santa plus a gift. The grotto is on a first-come first-served basis and there will be no booking system. Entry is £8.50 per child.*

Santa will also bring with him other festive entertainment including:

  • Christmas Market - Friday 8th December to Sunday 17th December, 9.30am to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 5.30pm
  • Santa's Grotto - 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd between 10am and 3pm. On 14th late night opening, 1pm to 6pm.
  • Miss Lala stilt walker and balloon modeller - Friday 8th December and Saturday 16th December, 11.15am, 12.45pm and 2.15pm
  • Leena Singh Face Painter - Saturday 9th and 16th December, 10am to 4pm 
  • JumpingClay Christmas themed fridge magnets, Saturday 9th and 16th December, 10am to 3pm
  • Cobham St Lawrence Handbells - Friday 8th December, 2.30pm to 4pm, Tuesday 12th December, 11.30am to 1pm and Wednesday 13th December, 2.30pm to 4pm.
  • Lost 4 Words - perform on Friday 15th December at 5pm
  • Show Choir - Saturday 16th December at 2pm

Market Walk has it covered with an exciting variety of Christmas entertainment and top quality fresh food traders. Woking is the number one place to be this Christmas. Whilst you’re are at the Market try Woking’s finest produce. Artisan bread to gourmet coffees, fresh seasonal vegetables to locally sourced meat, you will find plenty to liven up your Christmas menus. Talk to Limpopo Butcher’s about pre-ordering your Christmas Turkey!

Woking is easy to get to by car or train and for more information please go to our 'visit us' page.

*If Santa's elves can not fill the Christmas demand then the grotto entry price will be £6.50 with a small gift from Santa. Please remember the grotto is first-come first-served so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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