Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Arts Council England have organised the Gravesham Festival of Christmas Lights which will take place on Friday November 22nd between 3.45pm and 5.30pm.

Entertainment will be kicking off at 3.45pm in the Town Centre. Crowds can expect street entertainers performing a number of different genres of music including Brass with a pop twist and vibrant Samba as well as the popular Drumming Santa’s accompanied by a life size mobile elephant called Harminder who will be lit up as part of the festive season!

Around 600 school children from 13 local schools will then take part in a lantern parade led by the Mayor of Gravesham Councillor Gurdip Bungar. The schools have been working with Same Sky Arts on Christmas Lanterns which they will showcase during the parade. The procession will start from Community Square at 4.30pm and make its way through town, with the Christmas lights being switched on as the parade passes by.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “We are really looking forward to the Christmas Parade and Light switch on this year. For many it’s a cherished time of year and as such, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes and in the build-up to the event. We believe the Festival of Christmas Lights is the perfect platform to showcase how the arts can bring communities together to celebrate all that binds us together in the Town regardless of faith and background. As ever we are very grateful for the ongoing support provided by Arts Council England and Gravesham Borough Council which allow our artistic vision to become a reality.”