Carnival of the Baubles

Carnival of the Baubles is back! Don’t miss this spectacular event this year.

Carnival of the Baubles will be returning to light up Ashford town centre this December, with a disco-themed procession.  

In partnership with Love AshfordAshford Borough Council, Emergency Exit Arts, Made in Ashford and a host of talented local artists are we are pleased to welcome Carnival of the Baubles back to our high street on Saturday 11 December. 

You’ll be able to pick up unique Christmas gifts from local sellers at the Makers Market in Park Mall, then warm up with delicious hot street food and drink at Kent Food Hubs’ evening market in the lower high street.    

If you want to be involved in the procession this year you can make your own beautiful Christmas lantern to take through the town or to bring home and hang in your window. The family-friendly workshops will take place in The Craftship (opposite Made in Ashford in Park Mall).  

When: Saturday 11 December  

Where: Procession starts at Elwick Place at 5pm and ends in the Lower High Street   

  • 10am – 6pm: Park Mall Makers Market – Christmas version!
  • 11am – 2pm: Live Music on the Bandstand from Revelation Ashford
  • 11.15am – 3pm: Live Music in Elwick Place
  • 10am – 2pm: Public lantern-making workshop at the Craftship (opposite Made in Ashford)
  • 4pm – 8pm: Evening Food Market by Kent Food Hubs (Lower High Street)
  • 5pm: Procession starts from Elwick Place
  • 6pm: Procession ends at lower High Street
  • 6-8pm: Family disco and rave on the Bandstand

For more information on dates and locations for the Carnival of the Baubles, visit Love Ashford