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Christmas Market Attracts Shoppers Despite Bad Weather

Council News & Services, Shopping & Retail

Hailsham Christmas Market choir 2018 

A festive market event organised by Hailsham Town Council and local community groups on Saturday [15th December] has been hailed a success by councillors.

The Hailsham Christmas Market held on Saturday saw shoppers hit the town centre for the traditional festive retail period, despite inclement weather on the day.

At the market, there was a range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, food and other locally sourced items, as well as plenty of festive refreshments on sale including mulled wine and roasted chestnuts to tempt visitors.

There was a programme of festive entertainment throughout the day including carol singing from Christchurch Hailsham and a live music performance by The Sussex Stompers, as well as a seasonal repertoire at Hailsham Parish Church from Wealden Brass.

Santa & His Sleigh, provided by Hailsham Rotary Club, was also a feature of the event and Hailsham Parish Church held its Open Church to welcome visitors. Hailsham FM played popular Christmas tunes throughout the day.

“Events such as the Christmas Market always add to the town’s festive atmosphere,” said Councillor Chriss Triandafyllou, vice-chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee.

“It was a privilege to be able to work with Hailsham Rotary Club, Hailsham Lions and other project partners to provide festive entertainment, activities and refreshments.”

“All in all, I’m delighted with the support shown, not just from organisers of the event but from the people of Hailsham and the wider community.”

Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira said: “There was a steady flow of shoppers in the town centre on Saturday despite the wind and rain, and local businesses had an interesting selection of stalls. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was nice to get into the Christmas spirit.”

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Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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