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Countdown to Festive Events in Hailsham Later This Year

Council News & Services, Shopping & Retail

Christmas decorations market stall 

Following the success of 2016’s Christmas town events, Hailsham Town Council and project partners are in full swing with the planning and organisation of this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-on and Christmas Market, which take place in Vicarage Field on Friday 25th November and Saturday 16th December respectively.

The town centre will be home to a number of stalls selling fine food, Christmas gifts, candles, confectionary and other items at the Christmas Market event in December and various festive refreshments will be on sale.

The event will also feature live music from El Banda Burros and festive entertainment.

Market traders can benefit from a free pitch/stall and gazebo on the day (refundable deposit required) and are encouraged to book a stall by calling 01323 841702 or emailing as early as possible.

Councillor Amanda O’Rawe, Deputy Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee said: “It may only be September but we’re already getting into the Christmas spirit here on the Committee. We received encouraging feedback from both shoppers and stallholders last year and are looking forward to doing it all again this December and making the event an even bigger success.”

“We’re also excited to be building on the programme of festive entertainment and looking forward to welcoming stallholders who can help us continue to make Christmas in Hailsham really magical.”

Prior to the Christmas Market, a special Christmas lights switch-on event, which is always a highlight of the year in Hailsham, will take place in Vicarage Field on Friday 24th November.

Encouraging people to attend the switch-on event Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said: “The Christmas lights switch-on is always one of the highlights of the year in the town centre and indicates that festivities are underway. I hope many people decide to attend the event, enjoy the entertainment on offer and get in the festive spirit with their friends and family.”

Further information on both Christmas events, including live entertainment and activities, will be announced in the coming weeks.

For enquiries contact Karen Giddings on 01323 841702 or by email:

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: