All Christmas events

Find out what festive fun we have planned this Christmas! The following events are listed in date order to help you plan your trip to Medway this Christmas.

Christmas made by you

Saturday 7 October to Saturday 9 December at Medway Adult Education Centre, Rochester

Get Christmas all wrapped up with Medway Adult Education's creative Christmas workshops and short courses.

Christmas lights switch-on

17, 18, 24 & 25 November & 1 December across Medway

Celebrate the count down to Christmas by watching the Christmas lights get switched on across Medway.
Find out what fun, festive events will be happening in your town.

Chatham's Christmas Celebrations

Saturday 25 November to Saturday 23 December in Chatham High Street

Visit Chatham in the run up to Christmas for lots of exciting festive events every Saturday in the Pentagon Shopping Centre and High Street.

Festive library fun

Saturday 25 November to Saturday 23 December across Medway libraries

Christmas arts and crafts for children and teenagers. These free sessions will take place throughout libraries in Medway.

Rochester Christmas Market

Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from 25 November to 10 December in Rochester

Set in the picturesque castle gardens, there’s truly something for everyone including Christmas stalls, live entertainment, fairs, licensed bars and a Bavarian food village.

The Lion Who Came for Christmas

Friday 1 December to Sunday 24 December at The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Peter buys his sister a toy lion but when it arrives, it’s a real live lion cub with a fondness for peppermints! Is something – or someone – trying to ruin Christmas?

Dickensian Christmas Festival

Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December in Rochester

Come along to a feast of Victorian delights with costumed characters, parades, carols, stalls, reindeer and lots of festive shopping. All this with a guaranteed snowfall.

Mistletoe Ball

Saturday 2 December 2017, 7.30pm at The Corn Exchange, Rochester

Polish off your dancing shoes for an evening of food and dance at the Mistletoe Costumed Ball. Tickets include a three course sit down meal, and music supplied by Tony Ellingham and his band Unit Five.

Book tickets for the ball

Tickets: £38.00.

Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 7 December to Sunday 31 December at The Central Theatre, Chatham

Join the star studded cast of Sleeping Beauty for a new take on a beloved classic. It'll leave audiences spellbound as we spin the great adventure of a very lengthy snooze!

Christmas at Eastgate House

Dates between 25 November and 2 January 2018 at Eastgate House, Rochester

This Christmas, an exciting line-up of events will be taking place at Eastgate House. Guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, no Grinch's allowed!
More information to follow.

Medway Archives Centre

Wednesday 13 December 2017 Market from 10.30am

Visit our indoor Christmas market and then enjoy a fascinating talk by local historian, Deborah Collins, on ‘Christmas in the workhouse’ and how it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

To book 'Christmas in the workhouse’ call 01634 332714

For more information email

Christmas trails

Friday 17 November to Tuesday 2 January at the Guildhall Museum or Rochester Castle

Kids can take part in our festive heritage trails at the Guildhall Museum and Rochester Castle to get yourself into the spirit of the season! Don't miss it, there are small prizes to be won.


Still struggling to plan your festive trip to Medway? Get help with our Christmas itinerary or find events right for you.