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7th November 2019 - Press Release

Port of Dover's White Cliffs Christmas spectacular returns bigger than ever for its fourth year

Opens Sunday 1st December

Experience a truly magical white Christmas this year, as Dover’s charming Cruise Terminal One is transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland, with the stunning White Cliffs setting the scene in the background. White Cliffs Christmas is kindly supported by DFDS.

Father Christmas and his elves will be there to see everyone on this year’s naughty and nice list and the undercover ice rink will be the biggest yet at 440 metre squared, meaning more people than ever can skate inside the beautiful marine station. Around 30 market stalls will offer festive treats, crafts and unique gift ideas for loved ones.

Barbara Buczek, Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Dover said:

“White Cliffs Christmas is a wonderful festive extravaganza for locals and those further afield - we can’t wait to spread some Christmas magic around Dover. Now in its fourth year and with more festivities than ever before, White Cliffs Christmas is the perfect winter celebration.”


Opening times and prices – opens 1st December *all events are wheelchair friendly

Entry into the event and car parking are free

Skating, sponsored by DFDS (last skate session is one hour before closing):


  • Thursday evenings from 5pm until 8pm
  • Friday evenings from 5pm until 9pm
  • Saturdays from 10am until 9pm
  • Sundays from 10am until 7pm
  • 19 December 10am until 8pm
  • 20 & 21 December until 9pm
  • 22 & 23 December until 8pm
  • 24 December 10am until 7pm
  • 27 December – 01 January open from 11am until 6pm


  • Child     £8.00
  • Adult     £10.00
  • Family   £30.00 (family of 4)


Father Christmas grotto, sponsored by Walker Construction:


  • 11am until 6pm Saturdays and Sundays
  • 11am until 6pm from Thursday 19 Dec – Sunday 23 Dec
  • 10am until 1pm on Christmas Eve


  • £10 entry


The Christmas Market will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm, and every day from 19 to 24 December.

Due to popularity, we recommend booking advance. To book, or for more information visit www.whitecliffschristmas.co.uk. For schools or large group bookings please contact events@doverport.co.uk for a bespoke package.



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