Town enjoys seasonal extravaganza

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104933001
Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104933001

Bexhill town centre was lit up for a magical evening of late night shopping and entertainment on Friday.

The Shining Lights group organised fun events from 4pm with the lights being switched on by Bexhill’s four carnival princesses at 6pm.

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104826001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104826001

Bexhill 100 Motoring Club, complete with its very own Santa and Hot Rod Christmas sleigh joined in the festivities, and members decorated their classic cars.

Father Christmas greeted children at De La Warr Parade. Attractions included a Christmas market in Devonshire Square while Churches Together joined local schools in singing carols.

Bexhill Dende Drummers were performing and there was entertainment from the Diana Freedman School of Dance All Stars Group, singer Rich Lown, Rother Community Choir, Mad Fish Performing Arts and Frank Sinatra tribute singer, Lennie Aldous.

Andrew Crotty, of Shining Lights, said: “We were totally blown away by the response that we had from Bexhill residents and businesses.

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104804001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104804001

“There were a few technical problems and we are in talks with the Festive Lighting Company to make sure this never happens again, but on the whole Bexhill made us proud and we would like to say thank you very much for a night to remember.”

Pictures by Frank Copper.

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Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104922001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104922001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104956001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104956001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104911001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104911001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104742001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-104742001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-105210001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-105210001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-105244001

Bexhill's Christmas extravaganza. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-150512-105244001