There’s nothing little about Little Christmas

Christmas in Eastbourne Little Chelsea Little Christmas. Dec7th 2012 E50111N'South Street.
Christmas in Eastbourne Little Chelsea Little Christmas. Dec7th 2012 E50111N'South Street.

Little Chelsea will be holding its annual Little Christmas event on December 6 (5.30pm-10pm).

Shops and businesses in Grove Road and South Street will be staying open late for festive shopping, with street stalls selling Christmas goodies and tasty treats.

Local bands, choirs and Sovereign FM will be playing Christmas music and the Long Man Morris Dancers will be performing.

Father Christmas will be making time in his busy schedule for an appearance in his South Street grotto and his reindeer will be stopping off in a pen outside Garners News.

Other attractions include a tombola, competitions and funfair rides.

Youngsters can also take part in a children’s Christmas tree decorations competition.

The handmade decorations will be displayed on a Christmas tree outside Central Library and prizes will be awarded on the night.

Little Christmas is an event organised entirely by the traders themselves and, every year a proportion of any proceeds raised are donated to a chosen local charity.

You can follow Little Christmas on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news on what’s happening on the night.

A Little Christmas spokesperson said, “Little Chelsea is that hidden gem that every town would envy.

“We are lucky to have such an array of independent shops and businesses that flourish in this charming Victorian quarter just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and only seconds from our mainline station.

“In this bustling area you will discover a range of shops offering a variety of finds including, gifts, homewares, boutiques, babywear, books, charity shops furniture, cycles, antiques, bridal and lingerie, hi-fi, glassware, and young fashion.

“With a diverse selection of cafes pubs and restaurants you’ll always be sure to find somewhere to relax and restore your energy to prepare for your final round of shopping.”