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Seaford Christmas Magic
Saturday 1st December 2018

Seaford Christmas Magic is organised by Seaford Town Council and the Seaford Christmas Magic Committee .

On Saturday 1st December 2018 Christmas Magic returns to the town of Seaford, East Sussex!

Seaford Christmas Magic brings the sounds and smells of Christmas with a full range of entertainment and attractions for the people of Seaford and the surrounding areas. This year includes two stages packed with live music, Santa’s grotto, reindeers, lantern parade, as well as the Ice Queen and Snow Princess!

Organised by Seaford Town Council Christmas Magic Committee, the Town Centre will be filled with festive stalls (click to become a stallholder >>> ) and happenings for everyone to enjoy.. The event depends on sponsorship by businesses and organisations in and around Seaford; to express interest in sponsoring Seaford Christmas Magic 2018 please complete this form >>>

Seaford Christmas Magic is a zero budget event. The organisers are volunteers and everything has to be paid for by sponsorship, stall hire and donation.

Seaford Christmas Magic 2018 Programme

This year there will be an even greater variety of stalls providing an array of produce, with charity and fundraising stalls, Christmas trees, catering, mulled wine and a variety of exclusive Christmas goodies; there will be something for everyone! If you would like to represent your business with a stall or are a local charity or community group please complete the stallholders application here >>>

The make up of the day is still being finalised, if there is anything you can help us with or if you have any suggestions please use the contact form

More information will be added as we have it, in the meantime if there is anything at all please just use the contact us form.


Seaford Christmas Magic Map

Map is approximately 320 metres (352 yards) left to right.

Tourist Info
Seaford Tourist Information Centre at Christmas Magic

Seaford Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street will be open for the festivities from 10am - 4pm. Why not pay a visit and warm up with a mince pie whilst browing our Christmas cards, stocking fillers and Theatre Tokens that we have for sale?

We are also selling tickets for the Seaford Community Cinema Presentation of Paddington 2 taking place at the Barn Theatre Saxon Lane at 6pm.

For more information about the Tourist Information Centre please visit

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Our Sponsors

Be a Seaford Christmas Magic Sponsor

Seaford Christmas Magic relies on your support, there are a number of ways that you or your business can support and benefit from the event. You may wish to become a major sponsor and have your branding across the front of the main stage and associated publicity elsewhere, there are sponsorship opportunities supporting the Lantern Parade, the Reindeer and Santa's Grotto, all of which offer a great opportunity to display your company's brand in a high profile way to thousands of people. Advertising space is also for sale in the event programme which is distributed throughout East Sussex in advance of the event and given out free on the day.

Sponsor the Seaford Christmas Magic Grotto Sponsor the Seaford Christmas Magic Lantern Parade Sponsor the Seaford Christmas Magic Reindeer Sponsor the Seaford Christmas Magic Main Stage
Sponsors and Stallholders

Be a Seaford Christmas Magic Stallholder

Seaford Christmas Magic attracts thousands of people to this splendid festive one day event. This is a huge marketing opportunity for your business, enterprise or charity so you may wish to book a stall to sell your wares and contribute to the Christmas Market 'feel' of the event. Stalls will be available across the town centre but basically will be Commercial stalls in Broad Street, Charity stalls in High Street and a Children’s Zone in Church Street.

This year's fees are the same as 2017 but please be aware that no generators will be allowed on site and an additional charge of £12 + vat will be made for for electricity and lighting.

Volunteer with Seaford Christmas Magic

The Seaford Christmas Magic Team are assembling a great variety of entertainment, ranging from Choirs and Carols and Christmas songs to dance to folk to funk to some amazing vocalists, Seaford Christmas Magic showcases some of the very best talent that Seaford has to offer, and they are all donating their performances to the day so please do support them.

There will be a main stage at the top of Broad Street and 'Tansley's Performance Stage' (sponsored by Tansley's) further down Broad Street as well as Seaford Christmas Magic Unplugged, an all day acoustic event in St Leonard's Church.

Seaford Christmas Magic always showcases local musicians, choirs, bands, dancers and singers. If you haven't taken part before and you would like to be seen and heard please email

The Main Stage - Seaford Christmas Magic

The Main Stage

The main stage will be at the top of Broad Street and will offer great entertainment all day drawn from the wealth of talent in Seaford and the surrounding areas. And at 5.30 come and watch the great Seaford Christmas Lights Switch On at the main stage!


Jamie Morgan with Virginia Thorn Music

Virginia Thorn is an Emmy Award Winning, classically trained, folk-soul performer and recording artist with a diverse musical palette. She lives locally in Seaford where she shares a music studio with her partner Jamie Morgan with whom she is appearing today. Jamie Morgan is an internationally touring performer, recording artist and event facilitator with a love of Blues and World Percussion/Music. You will be able to see and hear Virginia again at 2pm in St Leonards Church and Jamie will be playing at Tansley's Performance Stage at 3pm.

Jamie Morgan and Virginia Thorn


Rebecca Clay with Colin Hughes

Colin Hughes and Rebecca Anstey as a music duo and couple have been perform regularly together in recitals and with local choral societies. Colin trained at Trinity College of Music, London, where he studied Violin and Piano.  He has played in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Glyndebourne. Whilst living in North London he held positions as Choirmaster and Organist at a number of churches. He rehearsed and conducted choral societies, as well as playing in orchestras and chamber groups, giving solo recitals and drumming for a rock band. Rebecca achieved a Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and Opera at Birmingham Conservatoire and has received a distinction for a Licentiate of Trinity College London Diploma. Rebecca has performed with Grange Park Opera among other touring opera companies, playing roles such as Romeo from Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'. As a soloist, she has performed in many major works including Handel's 'Messiah', Bach's 'St John’s Passion', Mozart's 'Requiem', Haydn's 'Nelson Mass', Mendelssohn's 'Elijah', Rossini's 'Stabat Mater' and 'Petite Messe Solennelle', with a number of choral societies. They both lead busy musical lives, teaching, giving workshops, accompanying and conducting, as well as spending time raising a family and doing non-musical things!

Rebecca Clay with Colin Hughes


Seaford Choral Society

The society began in 1916 so it celebrated its centenary two years ago. It is a community choir of around 80 singers from Seaford and nearby. No audition is required for people to join in and sing with them. The society presents three concerts every year, including a mixture of pieces from ancient masses to Broadway. The society is always on the lookout for younger singers. They share a concert with primary school singers every Autumn. Spring concerts feature a major work, often supported by an orchestra and during Summer concerts they take the opportunity to try out an eclectic range of works. Money is raised during concerts to help to support local charities.


Pop Up Singers

The Pop Up Singers are a group of Seaford people who were brought together a few years back by Christmas Magic when shopkeepers in Church Street asked Sally-Mae Joseph if we could provide some festive cheer in a part of town which felt a bit isolated from the jollity of Broad Street and High Street. We got a few friends together who love singing, kidnapped Chris Conil and his guitar, and enjoyed the performance so much that we decided to show off a bit more and now can be heard variously at venues ranging from old people’s care homes and fetes to Seaford Community Cinema and opening the Shoal seating.



Concentus - the Choir with a heart. A friendly choir singing a diverse range of musical styles and genres. A warm welcome is guaranteed for both audience members and new singers. 07799116653



Sprung are an acoustic folk band based in Seaford playing an eclectic mix of alternative, world and folk music. The band members are Kalisaya Flynn, Katie Hall, Heather Sutton and Mark Sutton


Up The Tempo Dance School

Up the Tempo Dance school is a local dance school based in Seaford and Newhaven, who cater for all ages and abilities. We teach a range of dance styles, including disco/freestyle, street and rock and roll, teaching pupils aged 2 years old upwards. We actively promote a healthy lifestyle by holding weekly dance classes, offering dance examinations three times per year as well as attending regular dance competitions, all of which promote and support dance as a form of healthy living for all.


Vocal Repertoire

Vocal Repertoire was started in order to create an environment where young people could get the opportunity to sing and perform .We encourage and nurture their progress from sometimes shy children into confident and inspiring artists. With a focus on learning the mechanics of the vocal chords and how to present themselves on stage ,we are seeing some amazing progress among our members. We cover current songs as well as old classics performed in so many different guises.

Already this year we have played some amazing festivals with so many more already booked. This is such a rewarding group for not only our members but all behind the scenes.

Vocal Repertoire Vocal Repertoire


Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all

Kings Church Seaford, Church for families. An hour of fun and festivity for all the family involving games, prizes, team building and silliness for all the family. Excellent for kids big and small to help put you in the mood for Christmas and as a break from the busyness of shopping.

Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all  Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all  Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all  Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all  Kings Church : Fun for the family, games, competitions and prizes for all 



Archway Choirs have been running for almost ten years in the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne.    With original arrangements created by musical Director, Jane Reeves, their numbers grow year on year.   They will be performing a festive Americana influenced set at this years Christmas Magic. New members always welcome, no audition and no need to read music.


Boogie Sound Machine

“Boogie Sound Machine” are a function band playing a great mix of party, ‘getting everyone dancing’ songs! Fronted by Seaford musician Julie Terry of ‘Julie's Art Of Noise’. This is a high energy set to bring the day to an upbeat conclusion and there will be Christmas songs too to send you happily o your way!


Christmas Lights Switch On

1740 approx

Boogie Sound Machine continues

1800 approx

Event Closes

Tansleys Performance Stage with Shannon V SmithTansleys Performance Stage with Shannon V Smith

Further down Broad Street towards the High Street end, Tansleys Printers are sponsoring the 'Tansleys Performance Stage' where Shannon Smith will be hosting an exciting and eclectic mix of vocalists, musicians, singer songwriters and other exciting and contemporary performances.

If you would like to be a part of Tansley's Invitation Stage please email Shannon Smith at   or text or call 07927 136267

Shannon Smith

Stix Drummers will be drumming aroound the Town

Stix Drummers

Throughout the day Stix Drummers will be drumming around the Town engaging and entertaining as they go.

Stix Drummers are Eastbourne's premier rhythmic drummers!
They were founded in 2013 to perform at Bonfires, Charity Events, Parties, and more and have grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of 80+ members who perform at many events every year.
Stix are always seeking new adventures where they can share their powerful, rhythmic beats and entertain the public. Whatever the size of event, every single person is engaged and feels totally involved. Whatever the event, Stix can turn it into a dynamic, vibrant and rewarding experience.
Stix Drummers are a non-denominational, non-political and non-profit making group.

Stix Drummers

Story time at the library
About our library

Story Time at the Library

Drop in to Seaford library for festive stories

Drop in to Seaford library for festive stories and a great choice of books to borrow. Our family story times will be on the hour from 11 until 4. Each session will last 15 minutes. Everyone is welcome, children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We look forward to seeing you!

  • 1pm – 1.15pm,
  • 2pm – 2.15pm,
  • 3pm – 3.15pm
  • 4pm – 4.15pm
Seaford Christmas Magic unplugged at St Leonards ChurchSeaford Christmas Magic unplugged at St Leonards Church

St Leonards Church Seaford

St Leonards Church will be open 10am to 5pm with craft for children and free refreshments all day, along with an eclectic mix of seasonal readings every hour interspersed with acoustic music and song. It will be a delightful and relaxed buzz throughout the day and you are welcome to come & go as you please. If you would like to sing and or play i this wonderful acoustic space please email

St Leonards Church Seaford

Amongst the acts performing at St Leonards will be:

Virginia ThornVirginia Thorn is an Emmy Award Winning, classically trained, folk-soul performer and recording artist with a diverse musical palette. She lives locally in Seaford where she shares a music studio with her partner Jamie Morgan who is an internationally touring performer, recording artist and event facilitator. Virginia will be singing and playing at 2pm. You can also catch her on the main stage at 10am with her partner Jamie Morgan.

The Downs 60+ Choir meets at 10.30 for an hour every Wednesday morning at the 60+ Club, which is situated in the grounds of Seaford Leisure Centre. They are directed from the piano by Nigel Goss a local musician who sometimes gives them challenging harmonies to master but mainly this choir sings for the pure enjoyment of coming together for the pleasure of making music . This year our Songbirds have been successful in securing a place to perform their ecletic mix of Christmas carols and songs in St Leonard's Church between 12noon and 1pm so do come along and join us, we would love to see you.

Phil Lane at St Leonards Church Seaford 1st DecemberPhil Lane has been playing the accordion since he was about seven years old and has been improving every year since - he is now 75! Being self taught he has adapted his ability on the instrument to suit a whole range of music genres from Rhapsody in Blue to The Beatles, French, Spanish, Russian and more, plus he has a special love of Christmas tunes. He has written six Christmas songs with music and many melodies for the piano. Phil is playing two sets at St Leonards Church at 11am and 1pm which will feature a mixture of his piano music and melodies from his many accordians. You will be able to see and hear Phil again as he will be performing in various local pubs for fundraising carol nights during the Christmas season.

Seaford Community Cinema screens Paddington 2

A not-for-profit community cinema, run entirely by volunteers, bringing you the best of world, art house, contemporary and selected recent film releases. This years special Seaford Christmas presentation is Paddington 2

Seaford Cinema's Seaford Christmas presentation is Paddington 2

Spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes, Paddington is happily settled with the Browns. Searching for the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, he spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. When the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Paddington 2 – Christmas Magic Event
Year: 2017
Origin: GBDirector: Paul King
Duration: 103 minutesCertification: PG
Awards: Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards Guardian Review
Rotten Tomatoes %: 100
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville

Official Trailer



Saturday 01 December 2018
6:00 pm

Seaford Cinema, SEAFORD

Seahaven FM Open Day at Seaford Christmas Magic Try your hand at being a radio presenter

At Seaford Christmas Magic on Saturday 1st December Seahaven FM will be open to all, so pop along and find out more about your local radio station and to see how things work behind the scenes. There will be events, drinks and snacks and activities all day in the Seahaven FM Radio Station courtyard, next to (and thanks to) the Officers Club.

Not only do you get an opportunity to meet the presenters of your favourite local radio station, Seahaven FM is offering you the chance to try your hand at being a radio presenter. Don’t worry, you won’t be on air, but you will learn what is involved in presenting a radio programme. Think this is for you? The studio can be found at the bottom of Broad Street/ Saxon Lane in the Office Club Courtyard, take a look! For more information, please visit -

Seaheven FM's reporters will be moving around the event all day, recording and doing some live reporting, so be sure to say hello!

Travel and Parking

Seaford enjoys fantastic local transport links so you can enjoy the day without having to use a car.

Southern Rail By Train

Services from Lewes arrive into Seaford Town Centre every half an hour - Southern Rail plan your journey

Brighton and Hove Coaster number 12 By Bus

There are a variety of local bus links available to get you into Town Centre including
the 12, 12A, 12X, 13X, 92, N12 -

Hyundai i30 By Car

If you are driving—please make the most of free car parking in one of the Pay and Display Car Parks FREE Parking:
The Pay and Display Car Parks are located at West Street, Richmond Road, East Street and Saxon Lane.
There is also limited duration free parking in the outer town areas and extensive free parking along the
seafront, three minutes walk from the event.

Road Closures
Road Closures

Road Closures from 5pm on Friday 30th November through Saturday 1st December 2018

To assist with set up and logistics we will be closing Broad Street and side streets on the evening of Friday 30th November 2018. Tell us now if you would like us to consider any special arrangements between 5pm on Friday 30th November and the event start time of 10am on Saturday 1st December; as well as during the day.

To assist with set up and logistics we will be closing Broad Street and side streets on the

evening of Friday 30th November 2018. This will allow us to undertake much of the set up work

which proved difficult to manage on the morning last year and caused some disturbance in

many parts of the town.

Most important is that we are told now if you would like us to consider any special arrangements

between 5pm on Friday 30th November 2018 and the event start time of 10am on Saturday 1st

December; as well as during the day.

The roads being closed are listed below:

  • Broad Street All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Place Lane All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Sutton Road All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Croft Lane No ACCESS from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • High Street All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Saxon Lane All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Church Street All areas CLOSED from Friday 30th November 2018

We want you to be involved with this year’s event, so please can you make sure you provide us

with an up to date email address where we can keep you up to speed with the event.

To get involved or if you need further information, please Contact Seaford Town Council.
Contact Seaford Town Council

Seaford Christmas Magic 2018 Road Closures

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Road Closures  Red areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 30th November 2018

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.

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