Canterbury Bid

Christmas Lights

Canterbury Christmas Lights Switch-On

Unfortunately the hugely popular Switch-On Event cannot go ahead due to the pandemic, but we hope you will still feel the joy when you see the thousands of twinkley lights cast their sparkle and magic over our wonderful city.

Christmas Lights

Canterbury will be shining brightly this Christmas with the city centre being strewn with lights paid for by the businesses in the BID area and provided by Canterbury BID. Our Christmas Lights contractor, Gala Lights tests fixing points and installs the lights around the city. The Christmas lights are designed to complement and enhance this historic city. Here are your lights, in numbers:

5: miles of lights put up each year
12: people to put up and take down the lights over 7 nights
21: streets across the city decorated
100s: of permissions obtained by the BID team, allowing lights to be attached
5,000: in attendance at the annual switch-on event, enjoying themselves in our city
£66,000: is the annual cost for our Christmas decorations
118,000: LED lights twinkle above our city from