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Christmas Light Parade and Light Switch-On

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

One of the biggest events in Canterbury, the Christmas Light Parade marks the launch of Christmas in Canterbury and the opening of the Christmas Market




Start 6pm: The Christmas Light Parade will set off from the Westgate Towers, led by the Lord Mayor, a drumming band, 100+ children, giant Aladdin puppets, Christmas themed characters and a brass band.


Route: St Peter’s Street – Guildhall Street – Sun Street – Buttermarket – Burgate – Longmarket – Rose Square (with snow machine!) – Watling Street – Dane John Gardens (via main entrance by Boots). The Christmas lights will illuminate as the parade passes by.


Finish 6.45pm: The parade will finish in the Dane John Gardens for the big  countdown to Christmas with the Marlowe’s panto cast and Christmas sing-along with Robbie White. Then it’ll time to head back to the high street to enjoy Canterbury’s hospitality!


For all the details click HERE for our Christmas Switch On Parade Facebook page


November 10
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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