Acclaimed photographer Anthony Penrose will press the button to turn on the town’s Christmas lights in Vicarage Field at 6pm, alongside the lucky winners of the Best Christmas Pizza Design competition (organised by Dominos Pizza in partnership with Hailsham Town Council) which will be announced before the switch-on. Festive entertainment includes a performance from the Peter Willson Choir at 5pm, and carol singing from students of Hailsham Community College and Grovelands Community Primary School will be provided at 5.30pm, leading up to the Christmas lights switch-on at 6pm. There will also be a candy floss stall (provided by Hailsham Lions) and a tombola. Santa & his Sleigh (courtesy of Hailsham Rotary Club) will be handing out free sweets to children and Hailsham FM will be playing Christmas music throughout the event. Hailsham Parish Church will be hosting their Open Church from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at which free coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served.