Christmas Events In Kent – Festive Shows & Concerts

FESTIVE SHOWS AND CONCERTS IN KENT

Children’s theatre, ballet, orchestral concerts of festive favourite tunes in Kent – there are plenty of productions to delight the whole family this Christmas in the Garden of England. Celebrate the magic of Christmas with our highlights of festive live entertainment with theatre shows, musicals and concerts.

For more Christmas events don’t miss our Christmas in Kent rounds ups of Pantos in Kent, Christmas Markets in Kent, Santa’s Grottos in Kent, and  Christmas Fairs & Fayres in Kent. Check out our Christmas Dog Events in Kent and our Free Family Festive Events in Kent for great ideas of things to do and see in the county. See our Seasonal category under What’s On for lots more festive events here.

By Julia Davies

 

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN KENT – FESTIVE SHOWS & CONCERTS

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A little animal dwarfed by bigger ones in the snow for Christmas events in Kent with The Littlest Yak At The Marlowe in CanterburyTHE LITTLEST YAK
THE MARLOWE, CANTERBURY
Until 31st December 2023
With access enhanced performances: BSL, Ad, Cap, and RP

£16
Musical adaptation of the award-winning children’s book with puppetry and tunes about Gertie who is great at being The Little Yak. But he doesn’t want to be the littlest. She’s in a rush to grow up and be just like The Big Yaks. But what if there are some things that only a Gertie can do? Find out in this story how everyone can be perfect by being themselves. Pictured above. Read More

Poster for Christmas Shows in Tunbridge Wells include The Princess And The Winter Dragon at Trinity Theatre in Kent
THE PRINCESS AND THE WINTER DRAGON
TRINITY THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Until 24th December 2023
BSL Interpreted show – 27th December: 6pm, Relaxed Performance – 28th December: 2pm.
£9, school ticket: £5, Babes in arms: Free
rhyming tale of adventure and unlikely friendship, including a magical dragon puppet. In the Kingdom of Yule Wintertide is due, but the weather is warm and balmy with not a single sign of snow. Princess Noelle is given a quest to save the annual Festival of Ice: journey to the dragon’s lair and bring back a blizzard, no ifs, no buts, no roast chestnuts. Age Guidance: 5 years +. Pictured above. Read More

Interior of the cathedral for Carols At Rochester Cathedral in Kent for Rochester festive events

 


 

Elf in snow with a loud hailer for The Elf Who Lost His Voice at Penshurst Place and Gardens in Tonbridge in Kent

ELF WHO LOST HIS VOICE
PENSHURST PLACE AND GARDENS, TONBRIDGE
19th, 20th and 21st December 2023
£7.50 per person, Babes in arms – must sit on parent/guardian lap: Free
Christmas is seemingly in hand at the North Pole until for one little elf a certain elixir has been mislabeled amongst the Christmas chaos. hat was meant to be Super-Light-Elf-Drops (or SLED for short) to help him fly, was actually Voice Be Gone. Can he find his voice in time for the carols in this festive panto-like production? There’s also a chance to see Father Christmas too. Pictured above. Age Guidance: 0 to 12 years. Read More

Ballerina in white dress with sparkling effect in background. For Christmas ballet in Kent The Nutcracker at Malthouse Theatre in Canterbury
THE NUTCRACKER
MALTHOUSE THEATRE, CANTERBURY

18th December 2023
Adult: £18.25, Child/Concession: £15.25
The Let’s All Dance Ballet Company presents this family festive favourite. Enjoy the company’s usual stricking dancing, gorgeous costumes, storytelling and sumptuous music in this classic Christmas story. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through magical lands, and meet the Mouse King, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the beautiful Land of Sweets. Time: 1pm and 3pm. Pictured above. Read More

FAMILY CAROLS
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
18th December 2023
£12, Child – 3 to 16 years: £7. Booking fees apply.
Join Canterbury Choral Society Family Carols, CCS Youth Choir and Festival Brass Assemble for a celebration of carols including Once in Royal David’s City, God Rest You Merry and O Come All Ye Faithful, plus lots more. Time: 7pm-8.30pm.  Read More

JINGLE THE ELF’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC SHOW
WHITSTABLE CASTLE, WHITSTABLE

18th December 2023
£10
Enter the world of awe and wonder and join Jingle, the jolliest and most mischievous elf in the North Pole. Radtastic Entertainment presents this festive show with the elf dazzling with his side-splitting tricks and hilarious mishaps. Time: 11am and 2pm. Read More

A Christmas tree with a stained glass window in the background. For Festival Canterbury Events in Kent and Demelza House Carols at Canterbury Cathedral

DEMELZA HOUSE CAROLS
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
19th December 2023
From £10. Booking fees apply
Enjoy an evening of readings and carols to support Demelza, the local children’s hospice care charity. Time: 7.30pm-9pm. Read More

Santa, a Christmas tree and festive fairy for Christmas Show Santa In Love At The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford in Kent

SANTA IN LOVE
MICK JAGGER CENTRE, DARTFORD
19th to 24th December 2023
£12.50
Find out some festive secrets – including where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf. Or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman? Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all… the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. This fun-filled family musical is complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs. Santa will be available after the show to meet little ones and give them a present. Read More

On a red and cream stripped background an envelope with the details of the show and a bike wrapped up in wrapping paper. For festive events in Kent The Adventures of Arthur Christmas at the Hazlitt Theatre in Kent
THE ADVENTURES OF ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
HAZLITT THEATRE, MAIDSTONE

21st-24th December 2023
£15
See if Arthur rises to the challenge and lives up to his family name when Santa forgets to deliver one present. Age Guidance: 5 years +. Read More

Shot of Martin Kemp with baubles around for Festive events in Margate and his Back To The '80s Xmas Party at Dreamland Margate in Kent
MARTIN KEMP BACK TO THE ’80S XMAS PARTY
DREAMLAND MARGATE, THANET

22nd December 2023
£28 – booking fees may appy.
Join Kemp as he spins the biggest and best hits. Expect a night of euphoric singalongs and non-stop bangers. Strictly 18 years +. Time: 8pm-Midnight. Pictured above. Read More

A woman sitting by a wooden crib in a barn for Canterbury Cathedral events in Kent for the Family Crib Service

FAMILY CRIB SERVICE
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
23rd December 2023
Free
For children and families, it tells the story of the birth of Jesus, with music from the Cathedral Choral Scholars and the singing of traditional Christmas Carols. Time: 10am-10.45am. Pictured above. Read More

DURAN ’80S CHRISTMAS PARTY 
ST MARY’S ARTS CENTRE, SANDWICH
23rd December 2023
£20, VIP table for 4: £120, Booking fees apply.
Tribute act offers a cocktail of timeless classics from the Duran Duran catalogue with their ’80s Christmas Party show. With support from Miami Vice. Time: 7.30pm. Read More

BABY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS FAMILY CONCERT
STAG SEVENOAKS

23rd December 2023
Child – over 1 year: £5, Standard Ticket: £14, Senior Ticket – 65 years +: £12, Student: £12
Interactive family concert of songs from hit musicals and films, performed by West End singers. Includes well-known numbers from Elf, White Christmas, The Snowman, Frozen and many more. Festive fancy dress is encouraged and – as well as singing, clapping and dancing along – you can expect bubbles, bells and flying babies. Time: 10th December: 4pm-5pm, 23rd December: 11am-12Noon. Age Guidance: 0-7 years. Read More

Boys in choir outfits in front of stands and candles for Carols At Canterbury Cathedral in Kent

CAROLS
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
23rd and 24th December 2023
Free
Carols are a highlight of the Cathedral’s year, with music and readings to tell the story of the birth of Christ in an atmospheric service with candlelight. Music is provided by all parts of our world-famous Cathedral Choir and by the singing of the traditional Christmas carols by the congregation. Time: 5.30pm-7pm – first come first serve. Pictured above. Read More

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