Light Up Sandgate for Christmas

For many years, businesses in Sandgate have made an amazing Festive effort for Christmas. After a pretty drab 2020, let’s bring some sparkle and festive cheer to the whole community and light up our windows and outside our homes and businesses this December.

Follow the “Light Up Sandgate” Facebook Page for more information, news and to see the photos sent in and to make this a huge Sandgate community event!

Get your neighbours involved, and light up your street!

Light up and decorate your home or business to bring some added sparkle to the area this Christmas – AND you can win a prize from Sandgate Parish Council! Small Prizes for BEST OVERALL, BEST WINDOW & BEST BUSINESS, donated by Sandgate Parish Council, will be awarded.

Our secret judging team will go out on the weekend 18th -20th December. Decorations don’t need to be expensive, in fact, additional credit will be given for upcycling, imagination, and creativity!

Sandgate Primary School is also organizing a separate prize competition and Christmas Lights Trail. You can learn more and sign up at

Also, this Christmas let’s help those having a hard time coping. If you can do so, please make a food or cash donation to the Shepway Foodbank or Porchlight: see below.

Porchlight helps the homeless and vulnerable. You can donate to Porchlight at

Shepway Foodbank supports those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Donations to the Foodbank will be gratefully received and passed to them by Christmas.

The Providence & The Golden Arrow have also kindly agreed to take in Foodbank donations from December 3rd until 21st December. Learn more at about ways to help, and also the things that the Foodbank currently most urgently needs.