07 Nov 2019

Christmas events and lights switch on 2019

As the festive season rapidly approaches we have put together a list of Christmas events and lights switch on across the local area, including our two sponsored events.

When: Sunday, December 8 from 11:00

The first of our sponsored events in this list will take place in Birchington. Visitors can enjoy market stalls, entertainment, street food, activities for children and more.

Birchington Christmas Fayre

Broadstairs, Westwood Cross
When: Friday, November 22 from 16:00

The Westwood Cross Christmas event has a lineup including a live performance from 90s boyband 5ive, reality celebrity appearances, Father Christmas and more.

When: Sunday, December 7 from 12:00

When: Friday, November 15 from 16:00
Where: St George’s Street


photo by: Whitefriars

Canterbury will be hosting its usual Christmas market this year, but with some new additions. Whitefriars Square will once again be home to the popular Santa’s Grotto, while there will also be an ice rink in Dane John Gardens. 

When: Thursday, December 5 from 16:45
Where: St Paul’s Church, Northdown Road

When: Saturday, November 30 from 17:00
Where: Market Square

Locally sourced food and drink will be available from lunchtime through to 17:00 for the Dover Christmas and Winter celebrations down at the Market Square. Shops and stalls will be open for some festive goods and there will plenty of entertainment around the square in the lead up to the switch on.

When: Friday, November 22 from 19:30

When: Saturday, November 23 from 17:00

When: Friday, November 15 from 17:30
Where: Creative Quarter & Old Town

Folkestone will also be hosting their first ever Christmas market this year, opening on November 29 through to December 22. You can expect to see Christmas huts, food on the harbour arm and festive decorations. 

Margate, Dreamland | Winterland ‘Christmas by the Sea’
When: 7, 8, 14, 15 & then daily from 21 to 31 December 

Dreamland Christmas

photo by: Dreamland

There will be a wide variety of entertainment at Dreamland’s Winterland, Christmas by the Sea. A taster of the lineup includes a Christmas market, giant snow globe, wreath and craft making workshops, free festive film screenings and more. Exceptions and an extra fee are applicable in some cases. 

When: Sunday, November 24 from 11:00

Alongside Ramsgate’s Christmas light switch on event, the harbour will also be continuing the tradition of lighting up the boats and arches. 

Ramsgate Marina Lights

photo by: Ramsgate Week

When: Saturday November 30 from 19:00
Where: Guildhall

Entertainment for the Sandwich Christmas light switch on will include food stalls and a parade through the town.

When: Sunday, December 1 from 11:00

The second of our sponsored Christmas events in this list will take place in Westgate and we are proud to be supporting. Along station road you’ll find a street market, entertainment on the stages, a parade and the light switch on at 17:00.