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Events in December

8 November - 5 January, Winter Festival at Southbank Centre

Fun- filled family shows, Christmas markets, twinkling lights, dazzling comedy and cabaret. Southbank Centre in winter is truly magical.

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8 November - 5 January, Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets.

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Weekends 23 November - 15 December, Christmas Market, Leeds Castle

Visit the Christmas market on the lawn overlooking the Castle and discover a wonderful array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

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29 November - 1 January, Canterbury on Ice 

The makers behind ITV's Dancing on Ice will be delivering an exciting ice rink in the Dane John Gardens during the festive season.

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30 November - 23 December, A Truly Magical Christmas, Ashford

Enjoy a magical hand–built Grotto when you visit Santa and ‘The Naughty Snowman’, for festive fun and entertainment.

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30 November - 24 December, Kent Life, Maidstone

Take a festive farm ride with the Head Elf, meet Santa in his magical grotto and take home a special gift, at Kent Life's Christmas experience.  Take a festive farm ride with the Head Elf, meet Santa in his magical grotto and take home a special gift, at Kent Life's Christmas experience.  

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1 - 15 December, Rochester Christmas Market

Set in the picturesque Rochester Castle Gardens, browse a variety of stalls for unique gift ideas and unusual stocking fillers. Wander the Bavarian food village or visit the funfair. There is even a guaranteed snowfall!  

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1 - 21 December, Anno Blending Experience, Marden

Experience a fantastic afternoon of education, creation and libation! Learn how gin is made before sampling flavours to determine the perfect combination.

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1-24 December, Santa on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Travel from Eridge Station and get a visit from Santa Claus himself on a steam hauled train! Enjoy a journey through the High Weald countryside with Santa on board the train.  

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1 - 24 December, Santa on the Train, Spa Valley Railway 

Travel from Eridge Station and get a visit from Santa Claus himself on a steam hauled train! Enjoy a journey through the High Weald countryside with Santa on board the train. 

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1 December - 5 January, Shepherd Neame Tour, Faversham

Discover the secrets of Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. The Faversham brewery runs a special festive guided tour which ends with a tutored tasting of Christmas Ale.

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8 - 22 December, Faversham Christmas Market

Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham's historic town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drinks and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go. With carols, music and entertainment.

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13 - 24 December, Once Upon a Snowflake, Folkestone Quarterhouse

A magical world of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting songs for all the family. Once Upon a Snowflake is a colourful whirlwind of stories and adventure led by a tiny Sprite with a fascination for snowflakes. You'll never see a snowflake the same way again!

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Events in January

1 January, London – New Year’s Day Parade, London Charing Cross

Celebrate 2020 with this annual parade through central London, featuring thousands of performers and colourful floats from across the world.    

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5 January, Peter Pan Panto, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Meet Peter and the lost boys, Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell and get ready for a family show full of fun, fairy dust and pirates galore.

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10 January, Covent Garden Comedy Club

The Covent Garden comedy club is celebrating 17 years of making London laugh! With 250 seats, experience the biggest independent comedy club in London. 

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24 September – 12 January, Margate Now

A dynamic festival of art, installations and performances across Margate in celebration of the Turner Prize coming to the town.

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28 September – 19 January, No stone left unturned, Margate 

‘No Stone Left Unturned’ will feature works inspired by certain historical figures and people associated with Margate caves and the surrounding area of Margate.

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26 January, Cliftonville Farmers Market, Margate 

Experience an award-winning farmers markets where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more. 

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26 January, The Addams Family, Theatre Royal Margate 

Get ready for a comical feast that embraces the wackiness of The Addams Family. This kooky production features an original story that’s every father’s nightmare.

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1 November – 16 February, Mary Quant, V&A Museum, South Kensington

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street. 

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