Christmas in Kent

Bring out the tinsel, roll out the wrapping paper and start pouring the mulled wine, it's time to step into Christmas. 

The celebrations all start when the Christmas lights are switched on, so make sure you don't miss out on any of the festivities in Kent's sparkling town and cities. Find Christmas lights switch-ons near you with our guide to Kent's celebrations and be sure to be there when the star is placed at the very top of the Christmas tree. 

Whether you're looking for first visits to Father Christmas or the chance to lace up your skates and show off your skills on the ice rink, our festive family days out will soon have kids big and small counting down the days to Christmas. Jump straight into the Christmas spirit with a front row seat at the pantomime, climb aboard the Christmas express with Santa Specials on steam trains, or take a stroll into Christmas past with historic days out at frosted castles. 

The Christmas shopping needn't leave you feeling more frazzled than festive this year. Embrace gift giving with Christmas markets all across Kent and discover perfect presents, from designer to hand-made, to make even the Grinch crack a smile on Christmas day. And don't think for one minute we've forgotten the festive fayre! Fresh local produce from food markets and English Sparkling Wine from our very own Kent vineyards are at the top of our list to create Christmas meals and gifts for the foodies. 

So what are you waiting for? Jump into the celebrations and soak up that festive feeling in Kent. After all, they do say it's the most wonderful time of the year...