Eastbourne bandstand gets festive with a Christmas market

PIC: Christina Ewbank and Luke Johnson, Town Centre Management Team at the new stalls. SUS-151111-130105001

PIC: Christina Ewbank and Luke Johnson, Town Centre Management Team at the new stalls. SUS-151111-130105001

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Eastbourne’s bandstand is hosting a special Christmas market from December 9-13 (10am-7pm).

The market will have traditional wooden huts filled with a range of local gifts, food and treats to enjoy while you browse such as mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

Eighty per cent of the market stalls are from Sussex.

Santa will also be visiting at 3pm each day with his Christmas huskies.

Entertainment includes carols sung by local school choirs, Cherrydance Community Street Dancers, the Salvation Army, previews of Christmas shows at the theatres including Miracle on 34th Street and the Kingfisher Scout Band on Sunday morning.

Stagecoach is also operating a Vintage Christmas Bus from the Arndale Centre to the Bandstand and Neon Noel, the light show at the Town Hall.

The £1 far will be donated to local charities.

This year celebrates 700 years since King Edward II gave Eastbourne a Market Charter in August 1315. The town was then known as Burne, East of the Burne River.

Christina Ewbank, chief executive of the town’s Chamber of Commerce, said, “This year is going to be really unique for our town. Let’s make this the best Christmas ever!”

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