Illuminated boats in Ramsgate harbour at night
Ramsgate Harbour Illuminations

Christmas Comes To Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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. The Royal Harbour twinkles with illuminations as you sip on creamy hot chocolate. 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 gift.

The festive season isn’t complete without joining in a chorus of ‘He’s Behind You’ and roars of laughter at a pantomime. Or settling down with popcorn to enjoy a festive film within Quex House.

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

*The Visitor Information team will be available during the festive period via telephone, email and social media as follows

  • OPEN: Thursday 23rd, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th December and Sunday 2nd January 10am-5pm
  • OPEN: Friday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) 10am -4pm
  • OPEN: Saturday 1st January (New Year’s Day) 11am-4pm
  • CLOSED: Friday 24th (Christmas Eve) to Tuesday 28th December
  • Return to usual opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm W/C 3rd January 2022

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Lights Switch On - springing to life and twinkling brightly

Fairs and Markets - pick up that perfect gift

Pantomimes - join in the banter and laughter

Meet Father Christmas - will you be on his naughty or nice list?

Other Christmas Events