Christmas is just around the corner! As the end of November draws to a close and December gets closer and closer, the Christmas cheer is starting to ring loud for all to hear. On the 24th November from 4pm, Eastbourne will be celebrating our very own Christmas Lights Turn On, with the lights spanning all along Terminus Road!

This year will see the popular interactive Christmas tree return to Banker’s Corner! This Christmas tree features over 9,000 LED lights, capable of creating magical displays that will light up the town centre, allowing us to have custom light patterns displayed all around the tree, as well as showing logos and photos on the tree.

The Christmas Lights Turn On will be accompanied by loads of other activities on the day to make it fun for the whole family! There will be a craft market, children’s rides, a vegan market, live music and more.

Stephen Holt, CEO of your Eastbourne BID, said “We can’t wait for the Christmas Lights turn on! In just a few days, Eastbourne Town Centre is going to be lit up in festive colours, creating a real Christmas atmosphere.

After the success of last year, we wanted to make this years lights turn on bigger and better, just like Eastbourne’s Lightning Fibre Ice Rink! We will have a great variety of traders, activities for the children and live music from 4pm all the way through to 8pm, with the actual turn on happening at 6pm.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Gian Luca and the team at La Locanda del Duca for sponsoring this event. It is great to have a locally loved restaurant sponsor this local event.”

Luke Johnson, Operations Manager at Your Eastbourne BID, added “ We are really excited for the Christmas Lights Turn On this Thursday, with the ice rink nearly ready and the lights about to illuminate the street, we are all getting in the Christmas mood.

We are looking forward to hosting a variety of markets alongside the Christmas Lights Turn On, with a vegan market and a craft market set to lay the street with loads of local and homemade goods, perfect for finding that special unique gift. We hope to see you here this Thursday!

Our Christmas lights turn on is kindly sponsored by La Locanda del Duca and is brought to you by Your Eastbourne BID.