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Arun Parish

Have your ‘Elf’ a Merry little Christmas in Littlehampton

Littlehampton will be lit up for the festive season when its Christmas lights are switched on during an entertainment packed evening on Friday 24th November hosted by Littlehampton Town Council and the Trader’s Partnership.


The lights will be switched on in the precinct at 7.15pm by the Mayor of Littlehampton Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper and a very special guest.


The event will start at 5pm in the town centre and will feature live performances on the main stage hosted by Spirit FM from Rock Choir, Children’s Entertainer- Nick Clark and the Silhouette Show, as well as children’s rides and Christmas inflatables. Further up the High Street there will be performances from Sussex Steel and Littlehampton Churches.

The arrival of the festive period will also be marked with a range of stalls selling locally made Christmas gifts and produce as well as balloon modelling, free card making, storytelling and Santa’s Grotto. There will also be pancakes from Three Stack and Café 72’s BBQ on offer.


Don’t forget you can enjoy free parking for 2 hours, simply pick up a disc from participating outlets.


Town centre businesses are spreading festive cheer to their customers with many staying open until around 8pm, making it an ideal opportunity to snap up Christmas presents for your loved ones. Plus it will be Black Friday so there will be some bargains to be had as many businesses put on special offers.


The Chair of the Town Council’s Community Resources Committee, Councillor Ian Buckland said: “It is fantastic to see so many local groups and businesses working together to offer great entertainment and shopping opportunities for residents and visitors alike. All we need now is a dusting of snow to complete the winter wonderland feel.”


Littlehampton will also be visited by Santa’s elves over the festive period. Keep an eye out for them in the High Street during the event.


So that you don’t miss anything, the Town Council has produced a Guide to what’s on this Christmas in Littlehampton containing all the details about the festive entertainment. Copies are available from the Town Council offices in Church Street and can be viewed online at www.visitlittlehampton.co.uk

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