Enter a Winter Wonderland this November with the Christmas Lights Switch On

10 November 2023
Santa's Grotto

Kickstart the Christmas festivities at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On and Late-Night Shopping event on Saturday 18 November from 15:00 as Littlehampton High Street transforms into a wonderful Winter Wonderland!

Spreading Christmas cheer, local musicians Soph and Simon and The Broken Box Band, will be performing on the main stage singing festive favourites! Switching on the new dazzling lights will be Town Mayor, Councillor Freddie Tandy alongside the winner of ‘Design the Mayor’s Christmas Card’ competition. More performances will take place throughout the evening from local Children’s Entertainer, Nolan Davis, Father Daughter duo Pitch and Strut, Sussex Steel and Churches Nativity.

There will be stalls from organisations PAWS Animal Sanctuary and Littlehampton Town Show Committee. Complimenting the High Street eateries will be special stalls courtesy of Summit Tasty, Arcade Lounge, Sello Afri-Caribbean Dish and Mobile Event Catering. Young visitors can enjoy themed rides from Cole’s Funfair, seeing Santa in his grotto and meeting their favourite Christmas characters including Elsa, Olaf and the Grinch!

Starting on the night and throughout the festive period, children up to the age of 16 can try their chances at winning an Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet – the perfect Christmas gift! To be in with a chance to win the prize donated by Cuff Miller, participants must find all 14 missing baubles hidden around the Town and submit their entry form, printed in the Christmas What’s On guide and return it to Manor House.

Speaking of the fantastic event, Chair of Community Resources Committee, Councillor Sean Lee said “This event is always a great hit with everyone as it brings together the community in celebration of this special time of year. Children especially can enjoy rides at the funfair, meet Christmas characters and maybe see Santa in his grotto. It is great to see many town centre businesses joining in with the festivities, staying open late and participating in the Love Local Prize Draw. It’ll be a fun night for everyone.”

Shoppers in Littlehampton also have the chance to win £500 in the run up to Christmas. The Love Local Prize Draw will see a monthly cash prize of £500 being won in November and December. To enter, shoppers will collect a sticker each time they spend £5 or more in five participating shops, restaurants, hairdressers, cafes and other businesses.

Visitors will be able to enjoy free parking at the Manor House car park on the day and use the disc parking scheme to benefit from 2 hours free parking in other Town Centre car parks.

Full event and prize draw details can be found at