A cracking Christmas event for Seaford

Ambers Florist Staff enjoy the festivities
Ambers Florist Staff enjoy the festivities

CROWDS turned out in their droves on Friday as Seaford enjoyed its Late Night Christmas Shopping event.

The weather stayed dry for the night which saw a host of entertainment, stalls and much more for visitors.

Father Christmas took a brief break from greeting the young and old alike to turn on the Christmas lights with Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven.

The festive evening was organised by Seaford Town Council and the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and saw Seaford MP Norman Baker join a number of town councillors to support the event which included carol singers, the Archway Choir and Seaford Musical Theatre among groups who performed for the crowds. As well as snapping up gifts from the many stalls shoppers could also wander down to Crypt where a Christmas Craft Fair was taking place.

Hot food, drink and the chance to pick up bargains and gifts at numerous stalls and a number of the town’s shops which stayed open late was all part of the fun.

The night also included rides for little ones, a Nativity Scene called In the Frame and face paintings and several shops also took part in the best dressed window and fancy dress events competitions.

Gerri Ori, big events organiser for the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, said, “It went extremely well and was well attended.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves and the majority of shops opened. It was cracking.

“There was loads of entertainment and I would like to thank several people including Dawn Thompson, Sam Shippen, Ben King and Dave Argent. The partnership between us and Seaford Town Council went extremely well.”