Canterbury Christmas Lights Switch-On | Visit Canterbury

Canterbury Christmas Lights Switch-On

Prepare to watch Canterbury light up and sparkle at the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event
Prepare to watch Canterbury light up and sparkle at the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event
  • Date: 15th November 2019
  • Location: Canterbury city centre St George's Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JX
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Cost: Free

Help the cast of the Marlowe Theatre's Panto launch Christmas by counting down and lighting up the city, with live music and entertainment as you wait for the magical moment!

While you wait, why not visit the Christmas Market on St George's Street - expect a food hall with delicious delicacies, local makers selling their wares plus some additional entertainment for the kids.
The Christmas market will stay open after the switch on, so you can enjoy mulled wine while perusing the handcrafted gifts on sale.

Free Park & Ride will be available from 3pm, so there will be no rush to get back to your car!

The city has everything you need for an amazing Christmas experience: see Father Christmas, enjoy the Christmas markets, stop for tea or lunch at one of Canterbury's many and varied cafes, pubs and restaurants and this year you will even be able to go ice skating!

Dates for your diary:

Christmas Market:
15 Nov (St George's St only) 22 Nov (full market) - 24 December

Mother Goose at Marlowe Theatre:
28 November - 12 January

Mother Goose's Golden Egg Trail:
28 November - 21 December

Canterbury on Ice:
29 November - 1 January

Santa's Grotto at Whitefriars:
30 November - 24 December