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Unwrap Christmas in Kettering


Christmas markets

The lights switch on in Kettering will also kick off a season of festive events across the town, with Christmas markets on Kettering Market Place on Saturday 26 November and 3, 10 and 17 December with lots of gift ideas, food, drink with festive entertainment for the whole family. 

12 Days of Christmas trail

From Saturday 26 November to Saturday 24 December, have a go at the 12 Days of Christmas Trail around Kettering town centre. Grab a trail sheet from Kettering swimming pool and explore the town centre to find 12 clues in different shops and claim your treat at the end.

Meet Santa

You can meet Santa at his Lapland Lodge in an enchanted forest on Kettering’s Market Place from Sunday 27 November to Saturday 24 December on selected days.

Back for 2022, North Pole Productions and Kettering Town Council have organised a magical Christmas treat for all the family. Santa’s Lapland Lodge is open from 10am to 4pm during weekends and school holidays. For more details call the box office on 07432 441147.

Free parking

As part of the Christmas festivities, and to support local businesses, we will be offering free parking in Kettering town centre on the following days:

  • after 3pm on Thursday 24 November
  • all day on Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December.

Past events

Burton Latimer - Christmas lights switch on

Burton Latimer's celebrations took place on Friday 25 November including market stalls with local traders, funfair, entertainment and refreshments all at Millennium Gardens.

Desborough - Gala night and lights switch on

Desborough's annual Gala night and lights switch on took place on Friday 25 November 2022.

Kettering - Christmas lights switch on

Coronation Street Star, Samia Longchambon kicked off celebrations by turning on the town’s lights on Thursday 24 November at Kettering's Market Place, including live performances from Starlight Dance, singers and No Angels band on stage, plus a funfair.

Kettering lights switch on

Rothwell - Christmas Gala

Rothwell's lantern procession took place on Friday 2 December including a marching pipe band, food, stalls, Santa and other entertainment.

Last updated 05 December 2022