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Christmas events in Kent

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November 3, 2023 · 10 MIN READ

Have some fun and make some memories this festive season whilst you’re in Kent.

Perfect for if you are from the area or you are planning a holiday to Kent this season, this blog has a range of fun events that are on across November and December for 2023. It can be hard figuring out exactly what’s on so we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of a few Christmas events in Kent this year, have a read and see which take your fancy.

Christmas events

in Kent for 2023

Experience Christmas at Kent Life

where? Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

when? 24th November – 24th December 2023

time? 10am – 5pm

how much? adults from £10.95, children (1-15yrs) from £16, children (under 1) from £6.80

other info:

  • meet Father Christmas in his grotto
  • graduate from Elf School
  • hop on The Jingle Express and more

Christmas at Hever Castle

where? Hever Castle, Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge, TN8 7NG

when? 18th November 2023 – 1st January 2024

time? 10.30am – 6pm

how much? adults from £25, children from £15

other info:

  • enjoy exploring Hever Castle this Christmas
  • magical Christmas lights from 4pm
  • meet Father Christmas

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Christmas at Bedgebury 2023

where? Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SJ

when? 17th November – 31st December 2023

time? 4.30pm – 9pm

how much? adults from £19, children from £13

other info:

  • enjoy an after dark stroll through Bedgebury
  • plenty of light displays throughout the trail
  • seasonal snacks from the Bedgebury café

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Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle

where? Leeds Castle, Broomfield, Maidstone, ME17 1PL

when? 24th November – 31st December 2023

time? 4.30pm – 8.30pm

how much? adults from £18, children from £13

other info:

  • enjoy the magical Christmas trail
  • enchanting illuminations and Christmas music
  • spot Father Christmas along the way

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Canterbury Christmas Market 2023

where? Whitefriars Canterbury, 14 Gravel Walk, Canterbury, CT1 2TF

when? 10th November – 24th December 2023

time? 9am – 6pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • extras to book from Santa’s grotto, breakfast with Santa and more
  • plenty of market stalls to browse
  • food and drink available too


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Reuthe’s Children’s Candy Cane Trail

where? Reuthe’s the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Road, Kent, TN15 0HB

when? 2nd December – 22nd December 2023

time? 9am – 3pm

how much? tickets £3

other info:

  • a cheeky elf has hidden candy canes around the garden
  • complete the trail and find the letters on each candy cane
  • head back to the café and receive a prize
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