Little Christmas In Little Chelsea 2015

Little Christmas In Little Chelsea
Grove Road & South Street, Eastbourne
4pm-10pm Friday 4 December 2015

Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto
Old Stable Mews, South Street, Eastbourne
4pm-9pm Friday 4 December
4.30pm-7pm Saturday 5-Sunday 13 December

Neon Noel
Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne
4.30pm, 5.30pm & 6.30pm Friday 4-Sunday 13 December

Elf On A Shelf
Grove Road & South Street, Eastbourne
4.30pm-7pm Saturday 5-Sunday 13 December

Eastbourne’s annual Christmas extravaganza Little Christmas In Little Chelsea will launch a week of fun and entertainment in the popular town centre shopping quarter this December.

Family event Little Christmas In Little Chelsea will begin in Grove Road and South Street, which will be closed to traffic for the evening, at 4pm on Friday 4 December 2015 and go on until late, with a host of entertainment, food and drink, late night shopping and market stalls.

Santa will be in residence at his Winter Wonderland Grotto in the charmingly Victorian Old Stable Mews in South Street, with its specially lit path, Christmas trees and falling snow. Every child can chat with Santa and receive a special gift for just £5.00. The grotto will be open 4pm-9pm on the night, and then 4.30pm-7pm every day until Sunday 13 December.

There will be real reindeer to feed and pet, kindly sponsored by Domino’s Pizza in Grove Road, as well as a funfair, carol singers, morris dancers, music and street entertainment. Disney princesses Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, and Cinderella and Belle will also join Sovereign FM on the entertainment stage and stay for the Christmas festivities.

Carolyn Lindsey, chair of event organiser Little Chelsea Traders Association, said: “The members of Little Chelsea Traders Association are delighted to be hosting the seventh annual Little Christmas In Little Chelsea event on Friday 4 December. We strive to make every year better than the last and this year is no exception – visitors will find more entertainment, food and shopping than ever before in our shops, cafes, pubs and market stalls.”

As well as songs from the Disney princesses, entertainment on the night will include music on stage from local band Hot Detroit, singalong Christmas carols every hour on the hour hosted by South Street Free Church, displays from morris dancers Hunters Moon, costumed appearances by members of Eastbourne Cosplay, and juggling, stilt-walking and fire-eating from Elemental Circus, as well as children’s workshops in circus skills, such as plate spinning.

Visitors can also see circus artists when Acting Moon perform at the Under Ground Theatre beneath Eastbourne Central Library in Grove Road. The theatre will hold a festive art and craft fair and Christmas karaoke on the night, as well as offering mulled wine and champagne cocktails and the opportunity to make a wooden reindeer to take home.

Carolyn said: “Grove Road and South Street will be alive with lights and music and activities for all. We aim to make Christmas shopping fun, with plenty to see and do for both kids and adults alike. We hope everyone will come along and start their Christmas celebrations with us.”

The switching on of Little Chelsea’s Christmas lights at 4.30pm will be followed by the magical light show Neon Noel, which will be projected onto the Town Hall clock tower to commemorate and tell the story of the seven hundred years of Eastbourne’s market charter, accompanied by carol singing and music from the Salvation Army Band. The light show will be repeated at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm every day until Sunday 13 December 2015.

Grove Road and South Street will be closed between 4.30pm and 7pm on Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 December for Neon Noel, and spectators will also be treated to street entertainment and late night shopping. Each night, the Elf On A Shelf event will give children the opportunity to win prizes, generously donated by Tesco Express in Grove Road, by finding elves on the shelves of Little Chelsea shops and collecting their names.


6 responses to Little Christmas In Little Chelsea 2015

  1. Jan

    Is the neon Noel light show on all week please? as we are going to be away over the first weekend. Thank you

    • Faye Spiers

      Hi Jan
      Neon Noel will be shown at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm every day between Friday 4 and Sunday 13 December.

  2. Jan

    Whereabouts and at what time is the firework display on Sunday please. We went to see the light show today. Fabulous. Thank you. Want to take granddaughter on Sunday now too

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