Canterbury's Christmas Lights Switch-on Event

Friday 16 November I 4-6pm* | St Georges Street, Canterbury

Prepare to watch Canterbury light up and sparkle at the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event. You can also start you Christmas shopping as it will be the opening day of Canterbury's Christmas Market (now bigger than ever!). The event will be hosted by James and Becky from Heart Breakfast and the cast of The Marlowe’s Cinderella Pantomime will switch on the lights in style, plus live music and entertainment from various special guests.

*The lights will be turned on between 5.30pm and 5.45pm

This year the annual switch-on has moved to a Friday! We have also moved the start time a little earlier to ensure your little ones can enjoy all the fun before bedtime. For those able to stay out a little later, the market will be open until 8pm, so you can enjoy a mulled wine while perusing the handcrafted gifts on sale.


Canterbury City Centre
St George's Street,

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