Canterbury Bid

Christmas Lights 2021

Canterbury Christmas Lights Switch-On – Friday 12 November (5-7pm)

Make sure Friday 12 November (5-7pm) is firmly in your diary for a sparking evening in Canterbury City Centre. Enjoy a visit to the Christmas Market, book a meal at one of our excellent restaurants, and watch the city launch Chrsitmas 2021.

What to expect: This year we plan to do things differently. The full schedule will be announced shortly, but we hope it will include a parade through the city centre, lighting up the streets as we go, followed by a count down in Rose Square!

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