Old Town Christmas Weekend

Santa & his Reindeer Friends

Visit Santa’s Grotto, tell the man himself what you would like for Christmas and have your picture taken with his Reindeer. Each day from 10.45 – 16.00 at the Cloisters. In order to avoid long queues at the Grotto, a ticketing system will be in place during peak times. Father Christmas will also be going for his lunch at 13.00 – 13.45.


Christmas Market

After visiting Santa’s Grotto, why not get some refreshments and explore the Christmas Stalls at St Peter’s Community Centre.


Entertainment Venues

Check out what’s happening at the Manor Barn with our events programme. Additional children’s craft activities will be taking place throughout the weekend at the BLODS Hall.


St Peter’s Living Crib

To round off the weekend, St Peter’s Church is creating a candle lit ‘Living Crib’ procession through the Old Town, finishing at the church. To take part, please make your way to the Manor Gardens for 6pm on Sunday.


Outside Areas

Fun for little ones with Steve Nutter’s Old Time Funfair, located in the Manor Gardens. Watch out for children’s entertainer Andy Bosco, who will be performing around the Old Town all weekend.

Hot food and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend at the Manor Barn and St Peter’s Community Centre.


Programme of Events

Saturday 9th December

10.30-10.45Father Christmas ParadeChurch Street
10.30 -15.00Christmas MarketSt Peters Community Centre
11.00 -15.00Kids Crafts and ActivitiesBlods Hall
11.00-12.00JACS - Jo's Adult Community SingersManor Barn
12.00-12.30Storey Time (with Ed Boxall)Manor Barn
12.30-13.30Hazee Crazee - Puppet ShowManor Barn
13.00-14.00Reindeer WalkaboutManor Gardens
13.30-14.00Lacey Theatre ArtsManor Barn
14.00-14.30Storey Time (with Ed Boxall)Manor Barn
143.30 - 15.00Hazee Crazee - Puppet ShowManor Barn
15.00 -15.30The East Sussex School of Performing ArtsManor Barn
15.00 - 16.00Andy Bosco's Circus WorkshopBlods Hall
16.00 - 17.00Christmas Carol Concert*Manor Barn

*with St Peter’s Church Choir, the Hooe Village Band & the Senlac Handbell Ringers

Sunday 10th December

10.30-10.45Father Christmas ParadeChurch Street
11.00-14.00Christmas MarketBlods Hall
11.00-15.00Kids Crafts and ActivitiesBlods Hall
11.00-12.00Hazee Crazee Puppet ShowManor Barn
12.30-13.00Story Time (with Kevin Graal)Manor Barn
13.00-13.30Mad Fish Performing ArtsManor Barn
13.00-14.00Reindeer WalkboutManor Gardens
13.30-14.00Story Time (with Kevin Graal)Manor Barn
14.00-14.30Hazzee CrazeeManor Barn
14.30-15.00Andy BoscoManor Barn
15.00-16.00Christmas Nativity Manor Barn
15.00-16.00Andy Bosco's Circus WorkshopBlods Hall
18.00St Peter's "Living Crib"Manor Gardens, Church Street


The Christmas Weekend is arranged and sponsored by the Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society and supported by St Peter’s Church. We would like to thank all the volunteers that make this event possible.

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