Following the success of 2013’s Hailsham Christmas Extravaganza, the Town Council and project partner Hailsham Forward are in full swing with the planning and organisation of this year’s Christmas Market.
It will take place in the town centre on Saturday, December 6, from 10am to 4pm. Vicarage Field will be home to around 50 stalls selling a wide range of local and regional fine food, Christmas gifts, decorations, cards, cakes, jewellery and many other items.
A mouth-watering hog roast (organised by The Corn Exchange), roasted chestnuts, mulled wine (prepared by the 249 Millennium Squadron cadets) and candy floss (organised by Hailsham Lions) are also features of the event.
The Christmas Market will have a full programme of festive entertainment throughout the day for all the family to enjoy, including special performances from the Jazz Caverners, Hailsham Choral Society, Herstmonceux Jazz and Rock Choir, The Memphis Flyers and pupils of Hailsham Community College.
There will also be Santa and his Sleigh outside the Quintins Centre, courtesy of Hailsham Rotary Club, as well as a Reindeer Rodeo in Vicarage Field.
“We have made contact with a number of local individuals and organisations who are keen to make an even bigger success of this year’s event,” said Cllr Chriss Triandafyllou, Chairman of the Town Council’s Festivities and Events Committee.
“We’ve got a very mixed selection of locally made crafts, produce, Christmas cards and festive decorations on offer again to name just a few of the stalls, so there should be something for everyone.”
Cllr Amanda O’Rawe, Vice-Chairman of the Festivities and Events Committee and Deputy Town Mayor said: “We are hoping to replicate the success of last year’s big Christmas event for the town and the main focus is for the whole town centre to be included in the festivities, whilst providing some Christmas-themed entertainment for residents and visitors.”
A road closure will be put in place between 4am and 9am to erect the stalls and 4pm to 9pm to take them down.