Illuminites – Lighting Up Ashford This December

13th November 2019
Paul Brooks

Lighting up Ashford this December.

An incredible, never-seen-before series of events will dazzle and amaze Ashford this December. As the Illuminites events unfold, watch in amazement as Ashford’s skies and streets transform before your eyes. Find out more below…

Glow International
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December | International House, Dover Place, TN23 1HU
4.30PM, 5.30pm and 6.30pm
On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December, you will be able to enjoy a five minute digital mapping projection on the side of International House, Dover Place, celebrating Ashford’s rich heritage and history. Watch in wonder as the building transforms before your eyes, falling away and reappearing in a kaleidoscope of imagery.

The newly-opened Coachworks in Dover Place will be serving up a range of food and drink, working with Kent Food Hubs to provide tasty, local and sustainable food, and there will be a small market of local traders. The shows will be at 4.30, 5.30 and 6.30pm. The car park at Dover Place will be closed for viewers to watch safely.

Ashford’s Winter Forest
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December | Elwick Place & Ashford Town Centre, Dover Place, TN23 1HU
Friday 6-8pm | Saturday 12-8pm
For two nights only, on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December you can experience Ashford’s enchanting and magical Winter Forest, made up of a trail of illuminated trees dotted around the town centre and Elwick Place. The trees are Ashford-themed, showcasing the town’s rich history, famous landmarks, and illustrious residents for a striking installation that evokes a wintery woodland walk.

Carnival Of The Baubles
Saturday 14th December | International House, Dover Place, TN23 1HU
On Saturday 14 December, come and join the Illuminites finale – the Carnival of the Baubles! Starting at Elwick Place from 5.30pm, a procession of giant, illuminated baubles, decorated by children from six Ashford primary schools will make its way down Bank Street to the Lower High Street, where it will all end with a celebration. There will be a night market selling hot food and drink, making it the perfect family evening.

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