TV presenter and wine expert Olly Smith will open the Lewes Late Night Shopping event on Thursday, December 5.
He will be on Cliffe Bridge at 6pm as the Harveys Brewery horse-drawn dray passes over and the eagerly-anticipated lantern parade featuring local children prepares to leave on its journey up to Lewes Castle.
Part of the evening will be a Christmas Market for all the family in the Town Hall. It will feature contemporary arts and crafts, vintage gifts and glad rags, old time song, circus-style face painting, barrels of beer, a popcorn palace and pop-up entertainment.
Working with the support and co-operation of Sussex Archaeological Society and Lewes Chamber of Commerce, an artificial ice skating rink will be present for four days in the castle’s Gun Garden from December 5, through to Sunday, December 8.