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Christmas Celebrations in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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It's beginning to look like Christmas everywhere you go, as the song goes...with glittering lights, the humming of festive carols, and multiple to-do lists!

Christmas lights brighten the streets and decorations adorn shop windows. Ramsgate's Royal Harbour illuminations are well underway - have a drink in one of many Harbourside bars and watch the lights dancing on the water. And excitement builds as you hop aboard the Elf Express to visit Father Christmas in his grotto - are you on the naughty or nice list though?

Christmas shopping is a must - browse for gifts, goodies, stocking fillers and that last minute present at a festive Christmas market or local independent shop for that truly unique find.  There's plenty of entertainment on hand too...the festive season isn’t complete without joining in with all the fun of a pantomime. 

After all that, it must be time to treat yourself to a seasonal afternoon tea or enjoy locally-made Christmas goodies - surely another mince pie can’t hurt! Christmas is well and truly in the air and we just love it!

Look out for accommodation festive packages - No 42 GuestHouse Margate  


If you need to get out for some fresh air after all that Christmas food and drink, why not visit our seafront Information Centre and gift shop, where we'll be ready to welcome you!

Visitor Information Centre Christmas Opening Hours

  • OPEN: Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 and Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 December 10am-5pm
  • CLOSED: Sunday 24 - Tuesday 26 and Sunday 31 December
  • REOPEN: Wednesday to Sunday from Wednesday 3 January 2024 10am-5pm

Light Switch-Ons

Father Christmas

Fairs and Markets

Pantomime Time

Christmas Making Workshops

General Christmas Events

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