TENTERDEN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PROCESSION AND SWITCH ON
Friday 23 November 2018
4.40-4.55pm Tenterden High Street CLOSED
(from Recreation Ground Road to Bridewell Lane)
Children's candlelit procession, lights switch on around 5.30pm
2018 LIGHT PARADE SCHEDULE
||Children gather at Tenterden Junior School
||Children leave Junior School
||Parade prepares to move along Recreation Ground Road, turning left onto the High Street
||Road Closed - Parade walks along High Street turning into Church Road
||Attendees to make their way from Church to outside of Town Hall
||Tenterden Lights Switch On by the Mayor of Tenterden, outside the Town Hall
||Christmas Tree Blessing
||Carols around the Christmas Tree, the plaza outside the Town Hall
THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TENTERDEN
The Tenterden Christmas Lights are organised by Tenterden Town Council and other groups in the town. The Town Council is responsible for installing and lighting the majority of the large High Street trees (the avenue of large trees, selected large trees in the High Street, and selected trees on the Recreation Ground), the Fairings and East Cross Gardens, and Coombe Lane.
There are also Christmas trees at West Cross, the Fairings and The Fat Ox Green which are sponsored by local businesses
The Tenterden Chamber of Commerce is responsible for installing and lighting the small Christmas trees and lights above the High Street shop windows.
The Tenterden Town Christmas Tree outside the Town Hall is donated by Hole Park Estates in Rolvenden every year to the Tenterden Rotary Club for the town of Tenterden and is decorated by the Rotary Club with help from Scott Mitchell and his team from Mitchell Highways.
Other areas: Sayers Lane lights are installed and lit by a private company; the Market Square Christmas lights are organised by Messrs Edmonds from the London Beach
The St Michaels Christmas Tree is organised by St Michaels Village Community Group, and the Tenterden Chamber of Commerce add small Christmas trees and lights above some of shop windows. Tenterden Town Council install and light selected large trees. St Michaels Christmas Lights will be switched on one week later.