Christmas came early to Uckfield with a ‘Magic of Christmas Fair’ on Saturday, November 22 in the Civic Centre.
The Fair was laid on by Holy Cross Church whose talented congregation pooled their extensive skills to create, display and sell jams, preserves, handmade crafts, jewellery, delicious food hampers, candles, jars of pot pourri, Christmas cakes, books, needlework, wreaths and festive centrepieces for the Christmas table.
There were also plenty of seasonal treats and and a grand raffle.
Everyone who went along said this was good, early festival shopping to get them going on the present buying front and gave them the opportunity to stock up with stocking fillers without spending a fortune.
The event was organised under the skilled auspices of Holy Cross vicar, Rev Martin Onions and attended by Uckfield mayor Councillor Ian Smith and town PCSO Hannah Parks.
The event raised more than £1,800 and was enjoyed by everyone who went along on a dismal November day.
There was also the chance to sponsor and decorate a bauble for the Grandparents’ Tree for the Festival of Christmas Trees, now less than two weeks away.
If you’d like to take part please contact Dee Johnson, churchwarden on: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the Christmas Tree Festival, the next seasonal event is late night shopping, on December 5.