Christmas in Eastbourne

Did you know that 700 years ago – Eastbourne was granted a Royal Charter to hold a weekly market?

This year, Eastbourne UnLtd is celebrating 700 years as a trading town by holding the biggest Christmas extravaganza the town has ever seen. We will be increasing the number of Christmas lights across the town to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

We will be transforming our iconic Eastbourne Bandstand into a winter wonderland, surrounding the bandstand with Christmas trees and fairy lights. The Bandstand will come alive with traditional wooden market huts, street entertainment, choirs, games and rides.

Not only that, but we even here that Santa maybe stopping over during his busy schedule!

For more information or to book a stall, please contact Luke Johnson via email: 

 e0d9672a-8066-48e6-83a7-8d004a65535bBut that’s not all…

This year, Eastbourne UnLtd is working with West End Studios and LM Productions to produce Neon Noel a 5 minute 3D audio-visual animated show which will be projected onto our Town Hall Clocktower. Our tower will come alive with the story of Eastbourne through the ages. Nothing like this has ever been done on the South Coast! 

The first showing will take place on the 4th of December at Little Christmas in Little Chelsea, with subsequent viewings taking place at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm until the 13th of December. 

The show itself is top secret – but we’ve put a teaser photo below along with some of the poster you’ll see advertising the event. 

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The clocktower hands begin to rewind, slowly at first then accelerating into a blur as the years count down. The building starts to vibrate and is sucked into itself…

Trust us – we are going to be creating something that Eastbourne will be proud of. 

There are some sponsorship opportunities available – so if you are interested in helping make history – then do contact Stephen who can give you further details.



Eastbourne unLtd is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the South East, and provide business networking and support in East Sussex.