It’s time for Ramsgate’s late night Christmas Indie shopping trail

Late night shopping in Ramsgate Photo Brian Whitehead

Shoppers can take advantage of the late night opening in Ramsgate tonight (December 9) to get in some festive gifts.

The Indie shopping trail runs from 5pm to 8pm.

The Elf (‘n’ Safety) Trail will also be open for people to take part in with prizes being handed out at Little Seaside Town in the High Street.

Christmas Market Traders will be joining in at Charlotte Court along with live entertainment.

Free raffle entry for vouchers to spend in the town.

Venture up to Addington Street which is also joining the fun and pop Rewrapped at number 28 for wine, nibbles, music, art and see the windows lit up as part of Ramsgate’s Live Advent Doors. Eats ‘n’ Beats café, Moon Lane Books and many other traders will also keep the doors open late.

Ramsgate harbour lit up Photo Brian Whitehead

And when the shopping is finished, why not pop down and see the fantastic illuminations at Ramsgate harbour. Boats and businesses at the Military Road arches have put up some fantastic decorations which can be seen throughout the month.

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  1. best laugh ive had in ages ! boarded up and derelict shops with people asleep in the doorways , or theres always secondhand shops and estate agents to have a browse through ?

    • Have you ever tried living somewhere else, “real world”? If so, where was it, and did that too seem like a miserable dump to you?

  2. I went into Ramsgate Town Centre last month and had eggs and verbal abuse thrown at me by a group of youths. This was broad daylight and it wasn’t just me that was targeted. There is absolutely no chance I will be visiting Ramsgate High Street after dark when the gangs are out in force.

  3. Buses few and far between, taxis very erratic if available at all, mean anyone without a car, especially disabled rarely leave their house for essentials, definitely not on cold dark evenings.

    • Buses on the loop normally run every 10 minutes. I live in Ramsgate and don’t have a car but there is no problem in going to town and back. which I do on most days. So do many local people.

  4. ok then marva – i must be missing something , was my posting not correct then ? , take your rose tinted glasses off , and have a walk through ramsgate , preferably after dark. i doubt very much you would do that. you remind me of someone that writes travel brochures – the kentish riviera comes to mind.

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