Medway’s town centres will light up for the festive season next month, with switch on events happening at the following locations;
Saturday, 17 November – Rochester High Street, junction with Blue Boar Lane, lights to be switched on by the Deputy Mayor of Medway Cllr Mrs Josie Iles and Chloe Simms from ITV2 show The Only Way is Essex.
Thursday, 22 November – Chatham High Street junction with Meeting House Lane Junction, with the Mayor of Medway, Cllr Vaughan Hewett and children’s favourite Charley Bear.
Friday, 23 November – Smiths Square, High Street, Gillingham with the Mayor of Medway and Ben and Holly from Ben and Holly’s Magic Kingdom
Saturday, 24 November – Friary Place, High Street, Strood with the Deputy Mayor of Medway and Mike the Knight.
Friday, 30 November – Rainham Shopping Centre, High Street, Rainham with the Mayor of Medway and Sid from Ice Age.
All the events will take place from 3.45pm to 5.15pm with the Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm.
There will also be plenty of festive fun on offer in Chatham High Street and the Pentagon Shopping Centre on Saturday, 8 December, husky meet and greet sessions, balloon modelling, festive singing and acrobatics. The event runs from10am to 4pm and all the entertainment is free of charge. Father Christmas will also be in residence in his grotto on the upper floor of the Pentagon Shopping Centre (small charge applicable).