A Rye Christmas
As we draw ever closer to Christmas, it is a superb time to visit the magical town of Rye.
Dating back to Norman and Saxon times, this stunning medieval gem is at its very best at dusk, when the festive lights are turned on with the cobbled streets dusted with snow.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
On the 8th December the cobbled streets will echo with the sound of Father Christmas and his sleigh, pulled by reindeer and accompanied by pipers and drummers as they make their way through these enchanted streets to the Christmas market at Strand Quay.
The smell of roasted chestnuts and glühwein fills the air amongst an array of market stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts, hand-crafted goods and festive fayre, you can even visit the reindeer!
In the lane, snow is glistening
As you explore the side streets and lanes head to Rye’s most iconic landmark, St. Mary’s church, that has gazed over this town for centuries and enjoy a candlelight carol service along with warming mulled wine and mince pies.
Beside The Sea TV
A beautiful sight
What better way to build up an appetite than a refreshing walk on Camber Sands, climb up the mountainous sand dunes and watch as the beach unfolds below you with the pink sea in the winter sunset, a beautiful sight.
We’re happy tonight
Good food is an important part of a great Christmas, so rest assured of eating well in Rye. From the simple pleasure of tea and cake in the many tearooms, to local produce menus that the many character-filled taverns and restaurants serve. Whether you prefer cosy inns with roaring fires to luxurious hotel restaurants or simply to prepare your own meals in the comfort of a cosy cottage, you will be able to enjoy a festive feast to suit the whole family.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Rye will be full of unforgettable moments this Christmas, so don’t miss out on this beautiful winter wonderland.