From Christmas Lights to Workshops: Maidstone's Must-Experience Events

Embark on a magical journey through the heart of Maidstone as we unveil a tapestry of enchanting events, transforming the town into a winter wonderland. In our blog, “From Christmas Lights to Workshops: Maidstone’s Must-Experience Events,” we invite you to immerse yourself in the festive spirit, exploring a myriad of experiences that promise to add sparkle to your holiday season. From the radiant brilliance of the Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle to the hands-on creativity of a Christmas wreath workshop, Maidstone offers a vibrant canvas for creating cherished memories with loved ones. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of each event, guiding you through the joyous community celebrations that define this festive season in Maidstone.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle

Experience the magic of the season at Leeds Castle with the return of “Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle” for its second year! From November 24 to December 31, 2023. This reimagined Christmas trail transforms the historic castle into a dazzling spectacle of enchanting illuminations and festive melodies. Perfect for creating cherished memories with friends and family, the event offers a magical encounter with Father Christmas and sets the stage for new holiday traditions. Wander through the grounds and be captivated by sparkling chandeliers hanging from the trees, a mesmerising laser garden, twinkling mirrored hearts, and the immersive “Feast of Light” featuring glowing strings in a rainbow of colours. Enhance your festive stroll with indulgent treats from hand-picked street food vendors offering tempting snacks, and complete the experience with a spiced winter warmer, hot chocolate, or toasted marshmallow under the stars. Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle promises to be the start of your merriest Christmas celebration!

Festive Fun at Lockmeadow

Dive into the magic of the season at Lockmeadow’s Festive Fun Weekend! Santa and his elves are bringing joy in his sleigh, and guess what’s back? The giant post box! Capture the enchantment from November 24th to 26th in the heart of Coronation Square, where a children’s winter funfair awaits, making the whole weekend a winter wonderland. As the sun sets, the riverside setting transforms with twinkling lights, casting a festive glow over Lockmeadow.

Bring your family, bring your friends—it’s a weekend of pure festive delight at Lockmeadow! And here’s a thought: why not bring your older loved ones too? Create cherished memories together! If you’re seeking companionship care services for your older loved ones, Home Instead is here to ensure they join in the festive fun with comfort and joy.

Carol Concert

Join an unforgettable evening of festive joy at the Heart of Kent Hospice’s Annual Carol Concert on Wednesday, December 6th. This special event holds a place in our hearts as we remember the late Peter Brice, who passionately led the Vox Cantium Choir in support of the hospice. In his honour, this year’s concert is dedicated to celebrating his legacy and the years of enchanting melodies he brought to this beloved tradition.

To be a part of this heartwarming occasion, we invite you to make a donation of your choice to the Heart of Kent Hospice when booking your entrance. Your generosity ensures that the hospice can continue to provide vital care and support to those facing terminal illnesses and their loved ones in our local community.

As the Vox Cantium Choir fills the air with beautiful carols, let the spirit of giving and remembrance create a magical atmosphere. Your support not only keeps the festive traditions alive but also contributes to the compassionate care that defines the Heart of Kent Hospice.

Christmas Foliage Wreaths Workshop

Embrace the festive spirit and craft your own enchanting Christmas wreath. This will be on Friday, November 24th, Saturday, November 25th, or Friday, December 1st, and let your creativity bloom.

Learn the art of wreath-making using a handmade willow base, ensuring your creation is not only beautiful but also 100% compostable. The workshop guarantees a delightful experience, providing all materials, hot drinks, and seasonal treats to fuel your creativity. Whether it’s a solo venture or a festive outing with friends or even grandparents, you’ll leave with a unique wreath that reflects your personal taste and style.

Secure your spot for a magical morning on Friday, November 24th, or indulge in the festive spirit on Friday, December 1st. The workshop fee of £70 covers all materials and refreshments, ensuring a delightful and eco-friendly start to your holiday season. Craft cherished memories together!

The New Adventures of Peter Pan

Embark on a whimsical adventure where dreams take flight in the next epic production! Step into the enchanting world of Peter Pan as Wendy, Michael, and John are swept away on a magical journey to Neverland starting on 25 November 2023 – 31 December 2023 at the Hazlitt Theatre, Earl Street. Join the beloved characters, from the mischievous Tinkerbell to the spirited Lost Children, the courageous Tiger Lily, the endearing Mrs Smee, and the notorious Captain Hook and his bumbling Pirates. The stage comes alive with audience participation, ensuring a captivating experience for all the family including your older loved ones. Brace yourself for a dazzling spectacle filled with special effects, promising to make this pantomime our most spectacular yet. Let the magic unfold, laughter resound, and hearts soar as they bring to life the timeless tale of Peter Pan in a theatrical masterpiece that will linger in your memories long after the final curtain falls. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary journey into the world of fantasy and wonder!


As Maidstone transforms into a winter paradise, these events promise unforgettable moments for everyone. Whether strolling under twinkling lights, enjoying festive fun at Lockmeadow, joining the Carol Concert’s heartwarming atmosphere, or crafting a beautiful wreath, Maidstone invites you to share in the joy of the season. Make this holiday season one to remember, and if you have older loved ones, ensure they join in the festive fun with Home Instead Maidstone’s companionship care services. Let the joyous celebrations begin!