Seaford sparkles with festive magic

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Seaford certainly sparkled when the Christmas Magic event returned to the town earlier this month.

Organised by Seaford Town Council and Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the town centre was filled with the sights and smells of the festive season for all to enjoy.

The event was kindly sponsored by many businesses and organisations in and around Seaford, the main sponsors being Brooklyn Hyundai, Billy’s Beach Hut and Toytown.

There were more than 30 stalls providing a vast array of produce, with charity and fundraising stalls, hot cuisine from other continents and a variety of exclusive goodies.

The live entertainment organised by Seaford Live with help from Splashpoint Music was well received by the crowds who gathered from 10am to come and support their local talent. Performances were given by Consensus Choir, Kings Church Puppet Show, Julie’s Art of Noise, Sprung, Seaford School of Dance, Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, Archway Choir, Seaford Silver Band, Juggletastic, Stix and Funked Up.

Juggletastic was sponsored by the Seaford Rotary and Paul Franklin and without their kind generosity the crowds would not have had the exciting performance following the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.

A spokesperson said: “The Seaford Christmas Magic team would like to thank the following businesses for their support and sponsorship to the day’s celebrations: Frankies Beach Café, Deans Place Hotel, Andy Anderson and Son Locks Smith, Badger Inks, Fonetastic, Splashpoint Music, Home Hardware, Wynnes, Sussex Eyecare, Rathfinny, Swindells and Horder Healthcare. Sussex Events Ltd were key players on the day and must be thanked for their continued professional service and contributions in making this year’s event run smoothly. A big thank you has gone to Seahaven FM who made such a wonderful part of the team with public announcements, live broadcast and interviews throughout the day. Thanks have also been given to Chris Hewitt who ran his photo booth in the Clinton Centre all day, a popular activity and which provided a lasting memento of the day.”

Seaford Schools Together and Seaford Family Focus Group provided popular indoor activities and crafts at St Leonard’s Church Hall.

It was here the lanterns were made for the parade in the afternoon and visits paid to a Gnomes’ Grotto. The Lantern Parade was a magical experience for the families and children who took part, and for all the bystanders who shared the joyous atmosphere of the procession.

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