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More Spectacular Seasonal Events To Get You Feeling Festive

8 December 2017

If you’re a Christmas fanatic and want more events to enjoy this December, look no further than our second instalment of festive events!

Dick Whittington and his Cat


How can it be Christmas time if you haven’t been to the theatre to watch the panto?! This year you’re in for a treat as the Devonshire Park Theatre is showing Dick Whittington and his Cat from 8 December – 14 January. Starring Todd Carty (Eastenders, The Bill and Dancing on Ice Star) and we’re welcoming the return of comedy duo Martyn Knight and Tucker. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out and buy yours today at

Venture outside this winter, get the family together, put your warmest scarves and bobble hats on and head down to Birling Gap on 10 December and take part in their self-guided Christmas themed crafts and activities! It’s the perfect way to get a breath of fresh air, take in the magnificent views out to sea and create some funky pieces of artwork. Maybe if you’re lucky Santa might pop along and say Ho-Ho-Hellooooooo!
Spa Valley RailwayFancy taking your kids on a magical adventure this Christmas without spending a fortune? Spa Valley Railway is for you. A little trip on a choo-choo train gets the kids jumping for joy! What’s most exciting is you’ll be met at the station with festive music and the warming smell of chestnuts roasting. It gets better, once you’re on the train the big man himself comes to say hello, taking a little break from his duties in the North Pole he’s coming to check on the children seeing if they’ve been naughty or nice!
Although this time of year is merry and jolly we need to remember to spare a thought to those loved ones who are no longer with us. The ‘Tree of light’ is a special tree, looking different to those around town as it is covered in a host of white lights and dressed in white ribbons as a memory of loved ones. Join us as we come together on 10 December at 4pm with a service at the Towner Art Gallery to bring comfort to many families around
Unique Gifts By Graham Huntley


The Christmas Market is coming to Eastbourne Town Centre from 9 – 17 December, it’ll be at a new home this year down Terminus Road and the Enterprise Centre. Delve into wooden chalets to unearth the homemade fudges and delicious cakes, beautiful unique scarfs and jewellery perfect for gifts, festive treats from mince pies to mulled wine! The Markets have it all, you don’t want to miss out on all the fun and games.

Feeling a little boogie? The Underground Theatre is the place you need to be, with their Christmas Dance Night on 16 December. Spanning across three eras – 50’s, 60’s and 70’s there’s definitely a song for you to get your groove on to.
Santa hard at workYou have to take the obligatory trip to visit Father Christmas otherwise December is just not complete. Knockhatch Adventure Park has you sorted with their Santa’s Grotto where you can see Mr Clause hard at work! He’ll be at Knockhatch throughout December to meet and greet your children! If you go through Visit Eastbourne be sure to print off the voucher to get 25% off entry prices, just in time to save those pennies for Christmas!
Sheffield Park is a world of excitement this Christmas with so many activities going on you’ll be spoilt for choice! Chose from the children’s magical trail through the park to discovering the stories of Christmas at the park, delve into the arts and crafts on various weekends across December making something your kids are truly proud of or why not relax and enjoy the entertainment at the Christmas Carol Concert on the 10 & 17 December, remember to stretch those vocal chords!
The Royal hippodrome Theatre has a magical show on just before Christmas to get you and the kids feeling that extra bit festive. ‘The Night Before Christmas’ is on from the 18 – 20 & 22 – 24 December, leading up to the big day!
Christmas At the Bandstand By Graham Huntley


Don’t forget to bring the whole family down and join in the tradition as Eastbourne Bandstand put on their annual Christmas Day concert with Eastbourne Silver band entertaining the jolly crowd and then on Boxing Day Ray Campbell Dance Band take to the stage to get your toes tapping, who knows maybe they’ll be a festive conga round the Bandstand! What better way to celebrate these magical days than surrounded by joy and cheer within the community.

Have yours-elf a fantastic Christmas!

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