November 19th, 2023.

Plan your day out on Saturday the 2nd of December with a whole host of free activities taking place to celebrate the start of the festive season and the Seaford Christmas Magic event.

In collaboration with Family Support Work, the Town Council will open the doors to The Old Town Hall for a completely donation-based Christmas Grotto. The space will offer families and friends the chance to come and immerse themselves in the spirit of Christmas, with a hot drink, mince pie and chance to meet Santa and his team of festive helpers. The grotto will open at 10.00am until 3.00pm with all proceeds going towards the Seaford Secret Santa incentive providing gifts to local families over Christmas.

Other creative crafts will be taking place at St Leonard’s Church and Seaford Library from 10.00am with special rhyme and story time at 11.00am and 2.00pm.

For those looking to celebrate a Green Christmas, the SEA Climate Hub will be welcoming guests with their good condition second hand gifts, to take part in a sustainable gift exchange.

The Mercread Youth Centre will once again open their doors to Sussex Contemporary Illustrators and Printmakers (SCIP) for lantern making from 12.00pm until 3.00pm, with a special café offering hot drinks and snacks to help fundraise for their new kitchen. The Positivity Parade will then meet outside the Centre on Mercread Road from 3.30pm for a 4.00pm start.

Those awaiting the parade will be entertained on Broad Street by the Archway Choir who will take to the stage by Sutton Road at 4.15pm for carols and festive entertainment.

Once joined by the parade, the Mayor and Young Mayor of Seaford, alongside Santa and the famous Rotary Sleigh will then switch on the town’s Christmas lights at 5.00pm.

“We are very proud to be offering such a wide range of free sustainable activities to be enjoyed by all, bringing together our wonderful community at this special time of year. It is great to see so many organisations coming together to help the town celebrate," said Cllr Maggie Wearmouth, Chair of Community Services Committee for Seaford Town Council.

Additional details and timings can be found on Seaford Town Council’s dedicated Christmas Magic web page - Seaford Christmas Magic at

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