Crowds enjoy entertainment during Uckfield late night shopping.

Singing, dancing and magic in the air for late night shopping in Uckfield

There was singing, dancing, and a little bit of magic in the air for late night shopping in Uckfield last night.

Crowds poured into town to make the most of the atmosphere which was relaxed and happy.


Uckfield Rotary Club was out in force next to their High Street Christmas tree offering gingerbread treats and collecting for good causes.

Mulled wine and hot chestnuts, hog roast and mince pies were for sale and also offered by businesses and organisations to celebrate the occasion.

And people spread from the top of town where staff from Dawson Hart, dressed in Christmas jumpers, offered seasonal fare, down to Bridge Cottage where there was a food market with stalls both inside and outside the building. That food market continues today.


Bridge Cottage packed as people visited the food market there.

Children’s performances were highlights of the evening, with singing from schools and dancing and more singing from members of Universal Dance, and Spirit Elite. All were real crowd pullers.

A fire service demonstration showing why water shouldn’t be thrown onto burning oil caused shock and awe, and children loved the opportunity to climb into a fire engine and to meet Father Christmas on his sleigh brought to town by Uckfield Lions.


Uckfield firefighters who brought a fire engine into town for children to explore.

More Uckfield News pictures from the evening can be seen below.


Crowds gather around Universal Dance performers.


Uckfield Concert Brass playing in Civic Approach.


Diana and Tim Benians, of Uckfield Framing Co, are pictured with Stephanie Bennison, lettings manager at Rowland Gorringe whose company hosted a pop-up art shop.


Entertainment from Elite Dance and Drama.


Vanessa Grant and Amanda Teale from Sussex Horse Rescue with Snowy who was ready to pose for nativity scene photographs.


All dressed up at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop are Sue Sampson, Sue King, Mark Woodcock, and manager Angie Page.


Kathy Martyn, from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue, who talked about the work the charity does.


Justine Aldridge and Emma Cannadine at Paws n Claws.


Chance to see Santa on his sleigh thanks to Uckfield Lions Club.


The hog roast next door to Carvills, there were long queues throughout the evening to try it.


Entertainment on a stage in the High Street.

See also:

Christmas shopping in Uckfield

Ridgewood Post Office team chooses Christmas charity

Transport Secretary would be ‘delighted’ if Uckfield to Lewes rail line reopens

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