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Countdown to Hailsham Christmas Lights Switch-on

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Christmas lights switch on event 

Christmas in Hailsham is set to be more exciting than ever with a fantastic line up of events starting with the Christmas Lights Switch-on on FRIDAY 25th November, complete with carols and festive refreshments.

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 Domino’s Pizza in partnership with the Town Council) which will be announced before the switch-on.

Festive entertainment will include 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.

Councillor Amanda O’Rawe, Deputy Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee said: “Christmas in Hailsham is a special experience and with the switching on of the Christmas lights just days away and the Christmas Extravaganza taking place next month, the town is very much ‘Open for Christmas’.”

“Everyone loves the festive atmosphere of a Christmas Market and turning on the town’s Christmas lights; the events we have planned for Hailsham promise to be a real treat for residents and visitors.”

For further information on the Christmas Lights Switch-on event 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
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