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Royal Tunbridge Wells Together is Lighting Up the Town for Christmas

Did you know that the town centre’s Christmas lights are supplied and funded by town centre businesses, via the RTW Together Business Improvement District? The Christmas season is fast approaching, and at Royal Tunbridge Wells Together HQ, we’re preparing to light up the town once more with a fantastically-festive display of Christmas lights across the town.

With last year’s Christmas lights a rousing success for town centre business and local trade, this year we’re going even bigger. On behalf of the town centre businesses we represent, the BID is funding light displays in some brand new locations in 2022, putting on a dazzling show for people who come to visit the town throughout November and December.

Among the town centre locations getting a festive glow-up are Castle Street, where star lights will adorn the traditional cobbled walkway just off the High Street, and the precinct at Fiveways, where the trees will be dressed in beautifully-simple twinkling lights. Calverley Road will also see its trees glowing in festive lights, funded by your BID.



“With last year’s Christmas lights a rousing success for town centre business and local trade, this year we’re going even bigger”



The entrance to the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre will also be dressed in a new frontage display, funded by RTW Together for the first time, ready for visitors and residents to enjoy as they finish their festive shopping. RTW Together is also bringing The Pantiles into its main town centre scheme for the first year, match-funding the display with owners Target Follow.

As for switch-on events, festive fans won’t be disappointed – RTW Together is organising not one, but two Christmas switch-on events in Chapel Place and The Pantiles. Either side of The Big Reveal in The Pantiles, also sponsored by RTW Together, you can join us for Carols in Chapel Place, 2pm to 4.30pm, for live music and free hot food and drink, and Party in The Pantiles, 8pm to 9.30pm, on Saturday November 19, with KMFM, Elf and the panto stars.

We hope our 2022 Christmas lights display will leave you feeling merry and bright this festive season.


www.rtwtogether.com  |  Email: biddirector@rtwtogether.com  | Social media: @rtwtogether

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