Targetfollow are excited to bring the festive season to The Pantiles. From November 18th to December 24th, witness the transformation as our historic colonnade becomes a winter wonderland, promising an exquisite blend of joy, lights, and magical moments for the entire community.

In this week’s blog, we’re exploring what we can expect from this year’s Christmas events on The Pantiles.

The Big Reveal

The festivities start with The Big Reveal – an enchanting community event that captured the hearts of 1,500 visitors last year. Originally conceived by the Zero Waste Company, this initiative has now evolved into a community-wide celebration. Starting November 16th, with a festive pre-show at Royal Victoria Place at 2pm, featuring the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table pulling their sleigh in support of Nourish Community Food Bank & Mayor’s Toy Appeal.

The Big Reveal continues on November 17th, exploring Mount Pleasant, the High Street and Chapel Place. The grand finale unfolds on November 18th at The Pantiles, where the historic streets come alive with a cascade of events. From a bustling Christmas market starting at 10am to a series of enchanting performances and a meticulously planned light switch-on – it’s a day filled with festive cheer.

To find out more, visit the event page

Christmas Markets

Every weekend from November 18th to December 24th, The Pantiles will host Christmas markets from 10am to 4pm. These markets promise an array of festive finds, from unique gift ideas and homeware to delectable treats and seasonal fashion. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover treasures for your home and loved ones, ensuring your Christmas is brimming with joy.

From November 25th to December 17th, The Pantiles offers the chance to bring the magic of Christmas home with real Christmas trees. Elevate your holiday decor with the ultimate symbol of the festive season, available for purchase every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Christmas Choirs

On December 9th, The Pickering Trust Choir and The Crowborough Choir take centre stage on The Pantiles bandstand, filling the air with Christmas music. The festivities continue on December 23rd, featuring performances from the Southborough Singers, adding a touch of vocal magic to the season.

New Year’s Eve Party

Bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the New Year in style at The Pantiles’ New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st, starting at 7pm. Immerse yourself in live music with Dave Ital and friends, dance to the beats spun by talented DJs and savour gourmet delights from various food stalls. As the clock strikes midnight, a breath-taking display of fireworks will illuminate the night sky, marking the beginning of a promising 2024.

Secure your advance tickets for this unforgettable celebration at £15 per person. On-the-night tickets are priced at £17.50 per person, with limited availability.

To book your tickets, click here


Targetfollow Estates Limited takes immense pride in presenting The Pantiles as the focal point of this year’s festive celebration. Under our stewardship, The Pantiles has become a beacon of seasonal enchantment, where the magic of the holidays comes to life through carefully curated events, bustling markets, and heart-warming performances. As asset managers, we are delighted to witness the transformation of this historic destination into a place where families, friends and neighbours can create cherished memories together.

Christmas 2023 at The Pantiles is proudly sponsored by The Beckett: an elegant new concept in retirement living in the heart of Tunbridge Wells from Elysian Residences. Thanks to our esteemed sponsor and all those involved in our events, we anticipate that this will be the best Christmas and New Year yet!

To find out more about The Beckett.