Bexhill Old Town shines for traditional Christmas event

Bexhill Reindeer SUS-151217-094030001
Bexhill Reindeer SUS-151217-094030001

Real reindeer delighted children when Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society held its annual Christmas celebration on Saturday December 5 and Sunday 6.

Father Christmas and his reindeer took up residence at a grotto in the Manor Barn gardens, following a colourful procession from Church Street and attracted a large, appreciative crowd.

There was a variety of children’s entertainment and carol singing accompanied by the Hooe Band.

Other attractions included Senlac Handbell Ringers and St. Peter’s Church Choir and a Nativity play presented by pupils of King Offa School.

Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society vice chairman Dorothy Smith said: “The Christmas lights have been switched on in Bexhill Old Town thanks to the generosity of the Society which sponsors the lights and their installation for the community.

The Christmas event at Manor Barn was very popular. We are the only place in the area that has real reindeer.

“Despite some poor weather hundreds of children and families queued to meet Father Christmas and to see him in his sleigh pulled by reindeer.

“We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported the event.

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