The Hailsham Christmas Market saw the town centre bustling for the traditional festive retail period, with a range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, decorations, cards, cakes and other locally sourced items, as well as plenty of festive refreshments on sale.
There was a programme of festive entertainment throughout the day including carol singing from Hailsham Choral Society and Christchurch and a live music performance by El Banda Burros, as well as a seasonal repertoire at Hailsham Parish Church from Wealden Brass.
Santa & His Sleigh, provided by Hailsham Rotary Club, also attended the event and Hailsham Parish Church held its Open Church to welcome visitors.
“The Christmas Market was a success all round and such events always add to the town’s festive atmosphere,” said Deputy Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Amanda O’Rawe.
“It was a privilege to be able to work with Hailsham Forward, 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 busy flow of shoppers in the town centre on Saturday and local businesses and craftspeople had an interesting selection of stalls. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was nice to get into the Christmas spirit.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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