Families flocked into Uckfield town centre tonight (December 2) for the town’s late night shopping evening.
A dry night, most shops open until late and a raft of entertainment proved a huge draw for townspeople and those in surrounding villages.
The station car park, which was free for the evening, has probably never been so full.
At the same time, hundreds of people visited Holy Cross Church to see a dazzling display from the annual Christmas Tree Festival with more than 80 decorated trees on show.
Uckfield was certainly buzzing with more entertainment, more stalls and more activities than ever before.
There was action all the way from the River Uck to the Church Street junction.
The High Street was closed from south of Grange Road to the traffic lights at Bell Farm Lane with the road utilised for stalls, entertainment, dancing and people thronging in safety from passing traffic.
Thanks to Sarah Bardsley Photography for the next three photographs of Universal Dance entertaining in the High Street.
Uckfield firefighters had an appliance parked in the street with youngsters able to sit in the driver’s seat.
Many charities took the opportunity to have stalls to promote their work and raise money.
There was more entertainment and stalls in Civic Approach where WI members were to be found.
The King’s Church was established at the top of the High Street, near the Volunteer Centre, with the Baptist Church serving hot chestnuts outside Bridge Cottage.
Inside the cottage were stalls, which included the Uckfield section of the Sussex Family History Group, with the Cards for Good Causes shop open in another part of the building.
At town square, dozens of pupils from Uckfield area schools entertained large numbers of people with Christmas carols and songs.
The crowds of people out and about in Uckfield will have delighted traders who had to endured difficult trading conditions because of roadworks which ran all through the spring and summer, with a one-way traffic flow.
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