Christmas 2020

Elf Christmas Campaign Image #LAElfie

Marking a ‘first’ for Littlehampton, on Friday 20th November residents are invited to participate in a virtual switching on of the Christmas lights.

Taking place at 6pm in the High Street and transforming the Town into a winter wonderland, returning for another year is the Littlehampton branch of the National Elf Service (NES). Everyone is encouraged to take an ‘elfie selfie’ with their favourite elf and to share their snaps on social media with #LAelfie. 

Chair of the Community Resources Committee and self-proclaimed Mr Christmas, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper said: “Although the usual festivities cannot take place, there will be plenty of virtual activities taking place on the LTC Facebook page, as well as entertainment for families to enjoy. Children can hunt for all Santa’s reindeer, which will be hidden in Town Centre shop windows, and youngsters are also encouraged to enter the Mayor’s Christmas card competition – with the chance to win a very special prize!”

Programme of entertainment:

5:30- Arts and Crafts session 

6:00- The virtual Christmas Lights Switch On

6:30- A special Christmas quiz hosted by Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper

7:10-  A fantastic LED light show by Poi Passion

7:20- A flaming hot fire performance by Poi Passion

7:30- A Storytime by West Sussex Libraries to help get the kids to sleep!


Oh deer! Santa's reindeer have managed to get lost whilst doing some Christmas shopping; Can you help find them? 

Complete the form which can be found here and find all the Reindeer and Santa to be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize courtesy of Bah-Humbug Sweets! You need to search high and low in shop windows to find them! 

Don't forget to check Surrey Street, Beach Road, Arcade Road and the Arcade.

Paper entry forms will be available from local outlets (dependent on Government restrictions). You have until Wednesday 16th December to enter. Good luck!


Throughout December visit the Littlehampton Town Council Facebook page each day on the lead up to Christmas to see what is hiding behind each door. There will be 12 prizes kindly donated from our fantastic local businesses to win, you don't want to miss this! There will also be fun Christmas activity ideas and how to videos. 

3rd December - 20th December 2020

Pick up a FREE Christmas card pack from Crafters Corner, make your 2 cards and enter their fantastic competition to win a prize! There are two age categories to enter: 6 and under and 7-15. The best cards will win!

Pier Road Coffee & Art and Beach Road Gallery & Studio are holding a special Christmas Competition for children. The winners will have their work exhibited in one of the galleries during January 2021. The competition is open for children aged 5-15 and it costs £3 to enter. The closing date is 20th December 2020. For more information visit the Pier Road Coffee & Art Facebook page. 

Colour in your very own elf created by local artist Steve Carroll! What magical colours will you use to bring your elf to life? Download your elf here and print it off to colour in.