Love Local Christmas Fun Days

Kids on the teacups at the Welcome Back

Littlehampton’s Elves have been a hive of activity with plans for festive events. Once the Town’s Christmas Lights have been officially switched on (19 November), the programme of free themed events will continue, with two family fun days planned for Saturday 26 November and Saturday 10 December in the High Street.

Organised by Littlehampton Town Council and supported by Arun District Council, the Love Local Arts programme will showcase the new and improved public realm space in the High Street whilst helping visitors come together for affordable family fun.

Both events will feature live entertainment, art workshops with celebrated local artists, food and craft stalls and many more.

Starting at 11am and ending at 3pm in the High Street, there will plenty of things to see and do as well as time to visit local shops and take part in the Love Local 12 Days of Christmas Art Trail.

On Saturday 26 November visitors will enjoy a visit from a special princess, Spiderman and Paw Patrol characters, live performances from Nolan the Magician and Emma Cranham, children’s rides courtesy of Dave Hunt Entertainment and Coles, a workshop by Dainas Art Workshop, free face painting, stalls, delicious street food from Passione Napoletana and activities by Littlehampton Museum.

On Saturday 10 December you can enjoy live performances from Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society, Sussex Steel, Malcom the Magician and August Radio project, children’s rides and inflatables courtesy of Nic and Ben’s Entertainment, free face painting, balloon modelling with elves, an art workshop with Art by Tricia, Christmas Jumper competition Littlehampton Museum stall, festival stalls and mouth-watering food from Summit Tasty and Kayla’s Kitchen.

Chair of the Town Council’s Policy and Finance Committee, Councillor Dr James Walsh KStJ, said: “I am so excited for the Christmas events in Littlehampton this year. The Elves have really been busy putting together a full programme of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. I encourage people to visit the Town and support local businesses this year and benefit from the festive entertainment on offer. Don’t forget to take part in the Art Trail competition and be in with a chance of winning one of 12 prizes, details of which can be found in the Christmas What’s on Guide and on the Town Council’s website.”

Councillor Andy Cooper, Chair of the Economy Committee at Arun District Council, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in bringing such a packed programme of free events to Littlehampton in the run-up to Christmas this year. The new paving and street furniture has really refreshed the look of the high street making it a great place to host events and I would encourage everyone to join in the festive fun! We hope that this will be the first event of many in the coming years.”

Make sure you pick up a Christmas What’s on Guide from local shops for the full programme of Christmas Events or alternatively download it.