12pm – 4.30pm
Windmill Memorial Gardens
Following on from last years’ success, the Windmill Memorial Gardens will once again be transformed by candle light to create a magical winter garden.
Children and adults will be invited to help light the hundreds of candles to create the spectacle and take part in a short lantern parade, before a finale of singing and fireworks to close the event.
During the day there will be lots of things going on. From 12pm you can get your skates on and enjoy the ice rink*, which is bigger and better than last year, giving you that really Christmassy feeling. There will be children’s entertainment including a magician, fun characters including special appearances from Peppa Pig and the Baby Ballet bear, an activity area with games and a trail for you to follow clues; Punch and Judy, and an amazing birds of prey show.
Throughout the day there will also be choirs and bands and, of course, you can visit Santa in his grotto.
Children under 14 can also get arty crafty with our lantern making workshops from 2pm-4pm. Places must be pre-booked by visiting our Eventbrite booking page and all lanterns will be used in the parade taking place at 4pm – if you can’t stay for the parade, you can still make a lantern and we’ll find someone else to carry it on the parade.
Candle-lighting will start at around 3pm when daylight starts to fade. Then from 4pm the parade will be led by the Mayor of Gravesham before topping off the day with a magical firework display.
*There may be a small charge or donation