This month The Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour Marina unveils its autumn and winter programme.

From pumpkin stalls to ghost trails, ghouls and witches and a Christmas market, along with light spectacles, the exciting and diverse range of attractions and activities is sure to appeal to local residents, boaters, visitors and families alike.

Halloween Antics This Half Term – 25 – 31 October This half term expect friendly spooks and a variety of entertainment. The Rotary Club will have a pumpkin stall at The Waterfront from Monday to Friday (11.00 – 16.00) and visitors will be able to take part in an online painting pumpkin competition to win a £40 voucher to spend at Dolci’s ice cream parlour. A ghost trail around the harbour, with children searching for eleven friendly ghosts hiding on various lamp posts will also be a popular attraction.

Plus! On Wednesday, a friendly witch will enchant everyone with her magical spells, and on Friday, the towering Mr Ghoul will mesmerise guests with his amazing crystal ball.

Sovereign Shines Light Spectacle Sovereign Shines is now in its sixth year and will bring a magical light display to Sovereign Harbour for all to enjoy. Little and pretty or overboard and extravagant, the mission is to get as many Sovereign Harbour boats and houses involved.

With some fantastic prizes to be won including a lift, high pressure wash and launch, organisers are fundraising for the local Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat and Care for the Carers, East Sussex. The online application will be live on the waterfront website next month. Shines 2021

Along with the light spectacle, this year’s Sovereign Shines at Sovereign Harbour will be marked with an onshore event at The Waterfront on Friday 10th December between 4pm – 8pm.

An evening to raise funds for both the Eastbourne Lifeboat and Care for the Carers, East Sussex, expect a magical atmosphere with two choirs performing, a Christmas market, live reindeer, Santa and his elf, face-painting and More Radio playing the very best festive hits! The Christmas market will also continue into Saturday (9am – 2pm) in conjunction with the Santa Stroll, organised by the Rotary Club and Premier Marinas as main sponsors. –

Call for action – organisers are still looking for market stall holders for Sovereign Shines Christmas market – specialists in mulled wine, chestnuts, unique high-quality art and craft gifts, organic, handmade beauty products and children’s books and wooden toys. For those interested in having a stall, please email for further details.