Rochester Lights Switch On


Saturday 18 November, 12 noon to 5pm

About this event

Head over to Rochester from 12noon on Saturday 18 November for street entertainment from local performers.

Don't go anywhere as from 2pm the High Street will be filled with a sea of red Santa's as our fun run gets underway. Come to watch or join in yourself by registering for the Santa fun run

Then, from 3.45pm there’s fun for all the family, including entertainment, competitions and prizes. All hosted by Heart presenter James Heming. Plus, there will be an appearance by TV personality Claire Sweeney who will be pushing the magic button with the Mayor, at around 5pm.

Performance schedule

Throughout the day members of the Dickens Fellowship will be promenading in Victorian costume.

Main stage (Blue Boar Lane)

1.15pm - Mid Kent College bands

3.00pm - Brompton Academy bands

3.25pm - Greenacre Academy bands

3.55pm - The Big Sing choir

4.10pm - Songs from local vocalist Macie-Rose

4.35pm - Studio of Arts

Outside Rochester Visitor Information Centre

1.20pm – VIBE dance nights dance club

Inside Rochester Adult Library (Rochester Community Hub)

1.00pm – Medway Schools Wind Band and Medway Schools Training Wind Band


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The junction of Blue Boar Lane and Rochester High Street

Address for SatNav: Blue Boar Ln, Rochester, ME1


It's free to watch the lights being switched on.
Some activities may have a charge.