Crowds pour in to Christmas extravaganza in Hailsham

Hailsham Christmas Market
Hailsham Christmas Market

Hundreds of people attended Hailsham’s Christmas Market on Saturday (December 6) which has been hailed ‘a hit’ by the town’s Deputy Mayor.

The Christmas Extravaganza, was organised by Hailsham Town Council in partnership with Hailsham Forward.

Vicarage Field was home to around 50 stalls selling a wide range of local and regional fine food, Christmas gifts, decorations, cards, cakes, jewellery and many other items.

The market featured a wide range of festive entertainment for all the family including special performances from the Jazz Caverners, Hailsham Choral Society, Herstmonceux Jazz and Rock Choir and The Memphis Flyers.

Santa made an appearance outside the Quintins Centre courtesy of Hailsham Rotary Club and there was also a Reindeer Rodeo in Vicarage Field.

Deputy Town Mayor and vice-chairman of the town council’s Festivities and Events Committee, Cllr Amanda O’ Rawe said: “Our Christmas Market was a hit and this was evident from the good turnout by the community on Saturday.

“The range of goods on offer from stallholders was outstanding.

“The success of the market was also down to the hard work of working parties involved in its organisation including the Hailsham Forward Town Team, and the support received from Asda, Waitrose, Tesco, Hailsham Lions Club, Hailsham Rotary Club and Quintins Centre management from the outset.”

Cllr Chriss Triandafyllou, chairman of the Festivities and Events Committee, added: “Congratulations on another successful event in Hailsham. It was great to be a part of its organisation and planning and I really enjoyed the sense of community, plus the number of people at the market and the layout of the town was absolutely excellent.

“Not only was there a great vibe from everyone but feedback from stallholders and others involved in the event was generally positive. On behalf of the town council I’d like to thank Hailsham Forward for their invaluable support without whom the Christmas Market would not be possible. I would also like to thank all our other partners for their great help in making the event a success.”