Newhaven Christmas Shopping event to boast stalls and live music

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CAROL singing, dozens of stalls and rides, will be just some of the festive attractions at Newhaven’s Christmas Shopping Event on Saturday December 10.

This year it will run from 10am to 6pm and features the Newhaven Market as well as 40 community stands in the High Street.

Funding has been provided by Newhaven Town Council and Veolia, while the event is being staged jointly by NCDA and Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.

Visitors can also look forward to a magician and Santa giving presents to children, as well as Haven Harmonies Choir singing carols, a jazz band, hot chestnuts and mulled wine.

Sally Foote from NCDA said: “We did an all day event in the High Street last year but it lacked a bit of atmosphere. The Christmas lights weren’t on because it wasn’t dark.

“We are going a bit later but not too late to encourage any antisocial behaviour problems. It should create quite a nice atmosphere and we are really looking forward to it.”