Seaford Christmas Magic is the annual all day street party, market and shopping experience showcasing the best of Seaford East Sussex. It is an opportunity for the traders to say 'thank you' to the peope who have supported them through the year and for the people of the Town to say 'thank you' to the traders who have been there to supply their needs. Above all it is a community event featuring local musicians, community groups and charities culminating in a fantastic and magical lantern parade by the children of our town.
This year's event will have even more exciting features and will include international (French. Italian and German) markets along Sutton Road and High Street and a second performance stage at the top of the high street. The addition of commercal markets will allow us to offer market stalls in Broad street at much more favourable prices
Seaford Christmas Magic 2016 will be the same yet different, as great as previous years but better. But we need your help to make it work. We need sponsors to fund the event and volunteers (our Christmas angels) to help us run the event. It is not too early to make the commitment to help create a wonderful and magical day. Contact us now to pledge your support.
All detail subject to confirmation at present.
We are always looking for additional support for the main event, we often need extra hands on some of the set up jobs like assembling and dressing market stalls or marquees, help with directing market traders to their spaces; and also being a friendly face and point of contact for our visitors.
A lot of work goes into managing our road closures, where possible we like to operate rotas so that our Marshals work in pairs to keep each other company but also to allow time for rest breaks, so the more help we have the more enjoyable the event becomes for our volunteers.
The Lantern Parade and Family activities needs volunteers for setting up the activity areas indoors, working with the families and their children to make the lanterns during the day; and then the crucial role of marshalling the parade in the evening, to keep things organised. May be if your child is in the parade you could help marshal whilst parading with your child?
As well as a friendly face, we are looking for anyone who is keen to dress up on the day, help find entertainers that can be a part of the event or may be if you are a performer or entertainer yourself.
You may be able to help with transportation of materials or equipment; setting out some of our other necessary event equipment such as road signs and banners, or even distributing publicity material.
Finally, you may feel that you would like to simply donate; we welcome all contributions as this may enable us to add a new feature or activity and make the event even better each year.
The popular run up to the finale of Seaford Christmas Magic with once again be the Archway Choir under the direction of Jane Reeves. This year will be different as it will be the Archway People's Choir and you will have the chance to learn the songs in advance and to sing heartily from your place in the audience, hopefully creating a massive and magical Seaford Christmas Choir. Jane says "We want people to download the ChoirPlayer app (which is free) and then buy the Christmas Events Collection. It’s available in the AppStore and Google’s PlayStore - Follow the links below!. You need to learn the part - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass - that best suits your vocal range. Then turn up at 3.45pm (TBC) at the Main Stage on Broad St. and we’ll all enjoy the wonderful experience of harmony singing. The Seaford People’s Choir no less!”
Proceeds from downloads of The Christmas Events Collection will go to Alzheimer’s – ChoirPlayer’s adopted charity.
Download ChoirPlayer - You will be able to purchase the 'Christmas Events Collection' through the App once installed.
A truly magical day is in store. Street party, market and shopping experience with the whole community joining together to showcase the best of Seaford East Sussex.