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Record number of visitors enjoy the festive fun at Light up Shoreham Christmas event

Released: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The streets were buzzing on Friday night when 7,000 visitors attended Light up Shoreham, a Christmas market and late night shopping event.

With an excess of 3,000 lights on the Christmas tree and 76 stalls festooned with colourful bulbs, the town was alight with festive cheer.

As well as plenty of shopping, visitors also enjoyed fairground rides, carol singing, and a visit from Father Christmas and his real-life reindeer.

Shoppers were also invited to choose their favourite Christmas shop window in exchange for a mince pie. The lucky winners this year were Cancer Research UK!

This was a fantastic community event and a great night for shopkeepers and market traders in Shoreham too.

Cllr Emma Evans at Adur District Council said:

“What a fantastic evening we had on Friday, there was such a wonderful buzz throughout the town and so many of our local traders took part making it a real community event.”

“We have been so fortunate this year to not only have a great team within the council but also a fantastic and enthusiastic team of Shoreham Elves putting real energy, time and local knowledge into arranging the event.”

“I am hoping that with their help we can build on this year's success to make next year's event even bigger and better.”

Further details can be found at the community group's Facebook page @lightupshoreham

Photos from the Light Up Shoreham event

Note: all photos are © copyright Daniel Hills Photography

Photo: Crowds enjoying the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

PR17-172 - Crowds enjoying the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

Photo: Reindeer at the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

PR17-172 - Reindeer at the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

Photo: The 'Elfie Selfie Sleigh' at the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

PR17-172 - The Elfie Selfie Sleigh at the Light Up Shoreham event (copyright Daniel Hills Photography)

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