Rochester Cathedral Jazz and Blues Festival 2023

15th – 18th November 2023 Location: Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX

Join us for a sensational weekend of jazz and blues music at the historic Rochester Cathedral from the 15th to the 18th of November. This festival brings together some of the greatest musicians for a series of gigs, all in aid of raising money for the cathedral. Headlining acts like the Nigel Price Organ Trio & Claire Martin OBE are set to dazzle audiences. Also, don’t miss the chance to experience an exclusive VIP reception with champagne and canapés in the historic Quire.

The Dickens Festival Costume Sale

18th November 2023, 10AM – 3PM Location: Princes Room, The Corn Exchange, Rochester High Street, ME1 1LS

Step back in time with a unique shopping experience at the Dickens Festival Costume Sale. Held in the Princes Room of the Corn Exchange, this one-day pop-up sale on 18th November offers an array of Dickensian and Victorian costumes and accessories for the discerning lady and gentleman.

Santa Parade – Chatham

18th November, 12pm Location: Starting from High Street to the Pentagon

Experience the magic of the festive season with the Santa Parade in Chatham. Watch as Santa and the stars of this year’s Central Theatre Pantomime, ‘Aladdin’, bring the sparkle of the season to life. The parade promises to be a vibrant start to the festive season.

Wartime Christmas at the Royal Engineers Museum

25th – 26th November 2023 Location: Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive, Gillingham

Dive into history with the Wartime Christmas event at the Royal Engineers Museum. On 25th and 26th November, explore vintage clothing, crafts, local produce, and meet Sapper Santa. This event offers a unique blend of historical insight and festive fun.

Storytelling with Victorian Father Christmas

18th – 23rd December 2023 Location: Eastgate House

Bring your family to Eastgate House for an enchanting storytelling session with Victorian Father Christmas. From the 18th to the 23rd of December, experience the magic of Christmas stories in a historical setting.

Candlelight Christmas: Love Actually, Home Alone & More

Date: 19th & 20th December 2023 Location: The Corn Exchange

Indulge in the festive spirit with the Candlelight Christmas concert at The Corn Exchange. Enjoy a multi-sensory musical experience featuring classic Christmas songs from beloved films like ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Home Alone’.

These events showcase the rich cultural tapestry of Medway, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re a music aficionado, a history enthusiast, or looking for family-friendly activities, Medway’s event calendar is brimming with exciting opportunities. Make sure to check official sites for the latest information on dates, times, and ticket bookings.