Uckfield Christmas lights decision

Uckfield Christmas lights have long been a sparkling beacon, bringing joy during the dark and bleak mid winter.

Uckield Christmas lights

And the good news is that those lights will shine bright again this festive season.

The town’s Christmas lights are organised and paid for by the town council, with usually a financial contribution from the Chamber of Commerce.

The council has confirmed that the lights will go on as normal this year as councillors believe it is important for the town.

The lights going up in late November is a herald for the Christmas season in Uckfield.

Major events

Townsfolk organise many events but the two which bring most people together are late-night shopping and the Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church and neither of those will go ahead this year.

Late-night shopping is always on the first Friday of December with the trees festival starting its three-day run on the same day.

Thousands of people flock to the town centre on the Friday evening to visit Holy Cross, do some shopping, sip mulled wine, eat mince pies plus taking in the various entertainments which run the length of the High Street.

Covid-19 has put paid to late-night shopping with entertainment this year (report here) and the Christmas trees festival has gone virtual (see our earlier report here).

How we celebrated in 2019

Santa Claus knew Uckfield was the place to be

Crowds last night throng the high street for late-night shopping

From last year’s Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church

 

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