Welcome to Paddock Wood Lights Up!

Lights Up is an annual Christmas event held on the last Sunday of November in Paddock Wood. We shut the high street and it turns into a mass of market stalls, with food and drink stalls located in the small car park, a stage with entertainment all afternoon from the local schools, choirs and dance groups and some great music acts. There is free street entertainment, you’ll find Father Christmas in his Grotto, a small funfair located in the station car park and we end the event with special guests switching on our Christmas tree to light up our high street! There is a raffle with lots of great prizes donated from our local businesses, and a silent auction with extra special lots too. Half of all the ticket sales and all of the proceeds of the Santa’s Grotto goes to a local charity every year.

The Paddock Wood Lights Up committee are a small group of local people committed to bringing the community together during the festive season. We are all small businesses or individuals that live and work in Paddock Wood, who give up our own personal time and resources for free to put on an annual Christmas event for the people of the town to enjoy and bring the community together. The event is completely self-funded by the Paddock Wood Lights Up committee, and we rely on donations, grants, and sponsorship in order to be able to put on the event each year.

This year’s event falls on Sunday 26th November and runs from 2-6pm. We look forward to seeing you all there in November!

More acts announced for Sunday’s Event!

Kicking off the start of Paddock Wood Lights Up is our favourite samba band to get everyone in the mood. It's not Christmas without choirs and we have two on the line up this year – the Breathless & Friends Choir and Paddock Wood Community Voices (Versatile...

New group announced for lights up 2023

New to Lights Up this year, a group used to somewhat larger stages across the UK, we welcome Here At Last to our stage! Here At Last have been touring the UK this year playing at the likes of The Shepherds Bush Empire, and also appeared at BST Hyde Park this summer...

New for this year! Kids craft Tent

We are excited to tell you about something new we are bringing to Lights Up this year in the East Car Park. We have three wonderful ladies bringing their crafty selves to the Kids Craft Activity Tent in which you can find: CakeyBake Cake School where you can decorate...

The Polygons Are back at lights up!

A favourite of many, local lads The Polygons are coming back to play for us this coming Sunday. These amazing guys also have a gig on the 25th November at Paddock Wood Social Club and 100% of the proceeds going to War Child UK so why not go and support them on...

The patinas announced for lights up event

No stranger to Paddock Wood events, but it's their first time at Lights Up, we are looking forward to welcoming The Patinas to the stage on Sunday! They will be performing at 16:35 so make sure you are there! For a full itinerary of the line up click here.

Fancy a 20 minute flight for 2?

What a treat it would be! A private flight for two over our beautiful Kent countryside in a vintage Auster (1946). Perfect for flying enthusiasts or to celebrate a special occasion, you’ll take off from a private airstrip local to Paddock Wood, enjoy a 20 minute...

MAnchester united fan? this is just for you!

This shirt is from the 2001-2002 season and includes signatures from following players: David Beckham, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, David May, Wes Brown, Dennis Irwin and Ronnie Johnsen. This lot is a sure hit for any avid supporters. The starting bid is £50, the auction...

Advance road closure notice!

With just 7 days to go we thought we’d take this opportunity to let you know that Commercial Road will be closed at both ends from 11am on the 26th in order for us to put on the event. It will reopen again at 7pm. Please avoid parking on the road or in the east car...

Do you want an afternoon tea for four?

Enjoy a traditional British Afternoon Tea for four at a Hand Picked Hotels of your choice. Featuring their delectable menu of delicately-prepared finger sandwiches and freshly-baked scones, you’ll also enjoy a selection of savoury morsels, sweet cakes and desserts,...

The Ultimate Party Package!

Who doesn’t love a party and we have packaged up some of the best local suppliers around to help you host THE Ultimate Party worth over £700! A big thank you to all the businesses that are contributing to this package. First you’ll need a venue, and the new Paddock...
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