The Christmas Market will coincide with Hailsham Farmers’ Market, which will hold a special Christmas event at the Cattle Market site in Market Street, selling locally sourced food and crafts. There will also be festive entertainment on-site.
The town centre will be home to a range of stalls selling fine food, Christmas gifts, candles, confectionery and other items at the Christmas Market event in December, and various festive refreshments will be on sale to tempt visitors.
The event will also feature entertainment in Vicarage Field, including carol singing by Hailsham Voices (11.45am-12.15pm), live music from The Peter Willson Quartet (9.30am-10.15am and 10.30am-11.15am) and The Sussex Stompers (12.30pm-1.15pm and 1.30pm-2.15pm).
There will also be a concert of carols and Christmas music by Wealden Brass at Hailsham Parish Church at 2.30pm (free entry) and a Best Dressed Elf fancy dress competition for children, judging of which will carried out by Santa’s Chief Elf at the Cattle Market site in Market Street at midday.
Santa (provided by Hailsham Rotary Club) will be handing out free sweets to children and Hailsham FM will be playing popular Christmas tunes throughout the event.
Hailsham Parish Church will be open to welcome visitors from 11am to 12.30pm, serving free hot drinks.