Christmas lights switch-on in Kent

The Christmas lights switch-ons mean that we can finally start talking about Christmas. With events taking place across Kent we have pulled together our top festive switch ons to get you in the Christmas spirit.

So, wrap up warm and head to your local high street to spot special guests and of course the panto stars out to share the joy of Christmas. And don’t forget whilst enjoying the beautiful lights be sure to share your picture using #VisitKent.

Creative Quarter Christmas Lights Switch-on!

Expect a beautiful blend of artistic flair and good old fashion Christmas spirit at this one. The Creative Quarter Christmas lights switch-on will be one to remember with author Kit de Waal taking on the special job of the big countdown and the launch of the Folkestone Book Festival 2018. A Christmas tale 

Canterbury Christmas illumination

Set in the historic city of Canterbury, the cast of the Marlowe’s Cinderella Pantomime will be counting down to the big switch-on. Marking the opening of their Christmas market, this festive extravaganza is set to be bigger and better than ever before with over 100 stalls! Plus live music and entertainment from various special guests. He’s behind you…

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Christmas Lights

For a truly royal start to the Christmas period there is only one place to visit, the beautiful Tunbrideg Wells. Set at the Royal Victoria Place and with a line-up of wonderful activities for the whole family from meeting Wallace and Gromit to the arrival of Santa himself. Say Cheese...

Sandwich's festive joy 

Gather round in the beautiful Guildhall Forecourt and watch in wonder as the lights switch-on, with a wonderful parade through the town to celebrate this brilliant day. With local entertainment taking place throughout and of course some delicious food to enjoy from the food stalls. Festive foodie fun

Gravesend Christmas festival 

On a journey through Gravesend to start the Christmas celebration, the first stop is the community square where you can see the Gravesham Christmas tree lit by the Mayor. Next stop is through the town to see the Christmas lights switch-on as you wander the street, and last but not least, check out the light show at the Gravesend Borough Market. A Christmas trail 

A Christmas spectacular

Tenterden kicks off their Christmas celebration on Friday 23rd November with an impressive Christmas light procession and switch-on. This also marks the opening of their traditional Christmas market set along a high street full of independent retailers, and don’t forget to stop by one of the cosy coffee shops for that all important hot chocolate. Shop til you drop