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Hailsham’s Set for Christmas Lights Switch-on Extravanganza


Christmas lights 

The much-anticipated Christmas lights switch-on will be taking place in Hailsham town centre this Friday [25 November], at an event featuring festive entertainment, refreshments and more.

The switch-on, hosted and organised by Hailsham Town Council, will see Santa handing out free sweets to children (courtesy of Hailsham Rotary Club) and pupils from Hailsham Community College and Years 1 and 2 of their primary school carol singing prior to the official switch-on of the lights, which will take place at 6pm.

If that was not enough, there will be festive refreshments on sale, plus Hailsham FM will be playing Christmas music throughout.

Actor Jon Campling, who appeared in two Harry Potter films among other movies, will switch on the lights alongside the Town Mayor.

Hailsham Parish Church will be open to the public directly after the switch-on and looks forward to welcoming residents and visitors, serving free hot chocolate with marshmallows.

“Hailsham’s Christmas lights switch-on is one of the town centre’s biggest annual events and the traditional and tasteful line-up of festive entertainment planned means it’s going to be the best yet!” said Town Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook. “The switch-on event is about bringing the community together to celebrate the countdown to Christmas with their friends and family, and we are hoping that lots of people will come along, take part and join in the fun.”

“We’re delighted to be once again organising the town’s Christmas lights for residents. This year, we have some amazing Christmas lights for you all to enjoy, along with plenty of entertainment before the big switch-on. We’d like to thank everyone involved in the planning of the event and for adding plenty of festive sparkle to the town’s events this year.”

“We also hope you find the time to do some Christmas shopping in Hailsham and visit our Christmas Market on Saturday 10th December. We’re certainly getting into the Christmas spirit again and, having received encouraging feedback from shoppers and stallholders at the Christmas Market in recent years, we’re looking forward to doing it all again and making the event an even bigger success.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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