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WhitefriarsNews & Eventswww.whitefriars.euThe Whitefriars Magazine 13Spot our Secret Santa!Our Secret Santa will be walking around Whitefriars on 4, 10 and 18 December. Just walk up to him/her and say "Ho, ho, ho... you're the Whitefriars Secret Santa" and receive a £25 gift voucher! You'll find clues to the Secret Santa's identity on the Whitefriars website. Shop late and park free!Many of the 70+ stores located in Whitefriars will be trading late during the run-up to the big day, especially on Thursdays, where there will be some extra seasonal entertainment as well as free parking in the Watling Street multi-storey car park after 6pm for Whitefriars shoppers.A spectacular new theatre for a spectacular panto!October saw the opening of the new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. and a spectacular new theatre means a spectacular new pantomime! So polish those glass slippers and get ready to have a ball at this year's star-studded production of Cinderella.The all-star cast includes top TV soap actor John Partridge (Christian in EastEnders (left)), magician and TV presenter Stephen Mulhern (Britain's Got More Talent and Magic Numbers), the hilarious Sue Devaney (Dinner Ladies and Coronation Street) and the local legend that is comedian Dave Lee!A visit from St Nick!The 'real' Father Christmas - St Nicholas - will be paying his annual visit to the city on Saturday, 3 December. His parade starts at around 12.30pm and will pass through Whitefriars before arriving at the Cathedral. The parade forms part of a long weekend of Christmas activity centred on the Heritage Museum in Stour Street. Learn about Christmas traditions through the ages, meet historic characters, mix the Christmas pudding, decorate the parlour, play Christmas games, make a cracker and receive a present from St Nicholas! Christmas at the CathedralThere's no better time to visit Canterbury than in December, as the Cathedral prepares itself for one of the most important events in its calendar. The life-sized crib is well worth a visit and the music sung by the Cathedral choir at services can only be described as 'heavenly'! Finally, don't miss the Lord Mayor's Charity Carol Service in Rose Square on Christmas Eve. This event, which is usually presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself, attracts thousands and starts at around 6pm. It's a great way to welcome in Christmas!Christmas in CanterburyWhitefriars Christmas at a glanceNov 17Christmas lights switch-onGerman Christmas Market opensGift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingNov 19Comedy jugglers and penny farthing riderNov 20Father Christmas and his elf helper with free giveawaysNov 24Gift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingNov 26Cabinet of Curiosities and interactive entertainmentNov 27Father Christmas and his elf helper with free giveawaysDec 1Gift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingDec 3St Nicholas ParadeDec 4Secret SantaDec 8Gift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingDec 10Secret SantaDec 11Father Christmas and his elf helper with free giveawaysDec 15Gift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingDec 17Traditional Victorian-style craft workshopDec 18Secret SantaDec 22Gift wrapping/late night shopping with free parkingDec 23Victorian maids and free mincepies!Dec 24Lord Mayor's charity carolsChristmas market closesFor details, times and locations of each event, please visit

14 The Whitefriars Magazine www.whitefriars.euWhitefriarsGiftsLeft: Hottie set from Next, including hot water bottle with faux fur cover and satin eye mask - £6.Right: Giselle bra set from La Senza - £42.Left: Russian doll measuring cups from Fenwick - £12.99.Right: Crystal travel straighteners from BHS - £15.Left: Grow Your Own Sweetpeas Terracotta Planter from BHS - £10.Right: Knitted trapper hat from M&S - £18 .Gifts for girlsFantastic fashions and accessories, home helps and pampering products - gifts to inspire, delight and cherish for the lady in your life!