Virtual Festive Fun for Littlehampton
Marking a ‘first’ for Littlehampton, on Friday 20th November residents are invited to participate in a virtual switching on of the Christmas lights. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and following government advice on social distancing, we are unable to welcome you all to the High Street for an evening of entertainment.
You can join in with the festive activities from 5:30pm on the Littlehampton Town Council Facebook page. First up will be an art and craft demonstration with Steve Carroll, the creator of our unique Christmas elves which this year includes one acknowledging our key workers. At 6pm you and your family can join the Mayor of Littlehampton Councillor David Chace to countdown to the big switch on. For the masterminds of knowledge there will be a Christmas Quiz hosted by Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper as well as entertainment in the form of LED & Fire performances from Poi Passion and to finish the evening off and help the little ones doze off, West Sussex Libraries will be bringing you storytime.
And the Christmas festivities continue into December too. During the festive period, children can try their chances at winning a prize by finding all of Santa’s reindeer hidden in Town Centre shop windows. Those who correctly complete their entry form, which can be found online will be entered into our competition draw to win a prize from Bah-humbug sweets!
Starting Tuesday 1st December visit the Littlehampton Town Council Facebook page each day to take part in our amazing online advent calendar. There will be 12 prizes kindly donated from our wonderful local businesses to win and there will also be fun Christmas activity ideas and how to videos including a baking demonstration from Helen from Free Cakes for Kids.
Local businesses have also created competitions to keep young budding artists busy busy this Christmas! From the 3rd December under 16’s can pick up a free Christmas card pack from Crafters Corner containing materials to make 2 cards to be entered into their fantastic competition. Children aged 5 to15 years of age can also show their creativity by entering the Pier Road Coffee and Art Christmas Competition. The winners will have their work exhibited in one of their galleries in January. The competition costs £3 to enter, both competitions close on Sunday 20th December.
Chair of Littlehampton Town Council’s Community Resources Committee Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper said: “It is sad that we can’t all be in the High Street to soak up the Christmas spirit and share special festive memories. However, with the fabulous support of local businesses and organisations we have put together a programme that you will hopefully enjoy. Make sure you join me for the special online quiz!”