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So you’ve made it through to 2018. All the Christmas and New Years decorations are gone from the shops. But only because they’ve been replaced by… Valentine’s Day decorations. If you haven’t already planned something. Worry not, here are some great things to do in Canterbury on Valentine’s Day!

At university, one of the best feelings is being able to go home for Christmas to relax; no responsibilities, not having to cook your own dinner and ignoring all of your mounting work until the last minute. However, some can’t go home - international students that are too strapped for cash to afford a plane ticket home, students that have jobs outside of university who need to work through the holiday to earn money, students that don’t have anyone to spend Christmas with.

For whatever reason, not everyone goes home, and that can make Christmas a pretty lonely time of year. With both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University giving their collective students roughly a month’s holiday, that’s a lot of time to fill. But worry not, here are some things you can do to actually enjoy Christmas at university.

Christmas is a special time of year that everyone enjoys, unless you’re a real grinch. There’s nothing quite like wandering through town and taking in the Christmas spirit, and Christmas in Canterbury is no different to anywhere else. The air smells like hot chocolate, mulled wine and roasted nuts, the lights are twinkling and though the winter air is a bit nippy, you’re wrapped up warm and the Christmas energy is electric.


Being a student in this city at Christmas can leave you overwhelmed. With so many things to do in Canterbury this Christmas season, and having to work out how to get all your Christmas haul under a budget, it’s hard to know where to begin, so let us give you a helping hand.