Winter Lights

Seasonal sparkle is very much afoot in Broadstairs and our sister towns of Ramsgate and Margate, as we twinkle along into the Christmas season. So, if you are hoping for some seaside Christmas magic, a few days in Broadstairs will kindle the spark that lights that Christmassy feeling. 

Broadstairs Pierremont Park Festive Lights Christmas at the seaside near London

Broadstairs at Christmas is a Victorian Christmas card brought to life. The seafront is picturesque with its twinkling lights and Dickensian charm.  The High Street is all lit up, with the huge town Christmas tree outside Pierremont Park. The beaches and seafront are also magical at this time of year. And a walk on the beach is just the thing to blow the cobwebs away


Broadstairs Apartments are outstanding Broadstairs holiday lets. They provide a high quality, warm and extremely well-appointed base. When the winter walks, fine dining and Christmas lights have all been enjoyed to the max, our stylish apartments provide a perfect spot in which to relax.


There is an extraordinary quality to the natural winter light at this time of year. The beach really does have its own special magic with the play of light on the water here in Thanet. Everyone who sees’ it understands why Turner called the Thanet sea/skyscape “the loveliest in Europe”. Late dawns and early sunsets bring their own wintery beauty that is truly beautiful. A sunset walk to Ramsgate along the beach, or cliff top, will show you a timeless and peaceful array of winter lights.


When you get to Ramsgate Harbour you will be completely rewarded with one of the prettiest sights in the country. In the harbour the boat owners compete to decorate the boats with Christmas lights and the results are completely charming. Take a walk round the harbour and call into one of the many bars and cafés that line the quayside. It’s a perfect spot to settle down for a hot drink and take it all in.


This year Ramsgate Harbour will be prettier than ever as a specialist laser company has been commissioned to provide ‘The Northern Lights’. Ramsgate’s very own Aurora Borealis will light the harbour. Starting on the 8th December, the light show will be on every day from 4pm-10pm, until the 16th December.  See Ramsgate Town Northern Lights Online


Ramsgate Harbour boats lit up for Christmas. Ramsgate Lights 2018

These are Christmas Lights with a difference. The backdrop of water, boats, and harbour will provide a truly unique and very special spectacle. So put some seaside magic into your Christmas and book that  break.


Christmassy events take place throughout December and the 1st January new year’s dip in Broadstairs, from Viking Bay will get your new year off to a refreshing start, whether your dipping or just spectating!  Ramsgate has a Boxing Day Dip event, so you could do both if you give yourself a week here with us in Thanet – enough time to really unwind and get rid of all the 2018 cobwebs!


Check the dates you’d like to come using the form on our home page  and book your holiday before someone we get fully booked.



Warmest wishes from all of us at Broadstairs Apartments