Uckfield Christmas lights have long been a sparkling beacon, bringing joy during the dark and bleak mid winter.
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.
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.
How we celebrated in 2019