The perfect Christmas event in Old Town

Santa and his Reindeer kindly made his pit stop in the Old Town over last weekend to meet the children.

Even though there were many events that weekend 528 children met Santa and discussed what they wanted for Christmas this year.

Bexhill Old Town Christmas Festival and the arrival of Santa.

Bexhill Old Town Christmas Festival and the arrival of Santa.

Apart from meeting him his reindeer were a big hit as usual and other activities kept them and parents amused with Andy Bosco entertaining the queues with his juggling antics and huge bubbles, which caused much excitement.

The storyteller was equally a big draw as was Mr Nutter’s merry go-round and swinging boats.

David Royston-Lee, Chairman of the Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society Ltd said: “We love putting on this free event for the children of Bexhill every year, even though the Events Committee have a huge amount of work to do to organise the event.

“We thank our band of volunteers who helped to ensure everyone was guided around the Manor gardens and helped carry buggies up and down steps.

“This tradition is one everyone looks forward to and many, not so young people, talked about how exciting they found it as children.

“I also have to thank Mark Cornford and his team who worked behind the scenes to ensure everything went smoothly, also the people in Manor Barn who did face-painting and helped children make fantastically colourful cards plus those who ran stalls, whilst the Manor Barn Staff kept everyone warm with hot refreshments.

“King Offa School produced a very moving nativity play, (Thanks to Pat and Colin King) the Lacey Theatre Arts for their dancing, the Choir of St Peters for their amazing carol singing backed by the Hooe Village Band and Senlac Bells.

“All in all it was a resounding success and the weather helped… that was our wish that we asked of