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Light up Shoreham attracts record visitor numbers

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Santa's reindeer at Shoreham
Santa's reindeer at Shoreham's Light Up Christmas 2017

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

Shoreham Sussex Light Up Christmas 2017
Record crowds were at Shoreham Light Up Christmas

With an excess of 3000 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!

Shoreham Light up Christmas lights
Shoreham’s Light up Christmas lights

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.

Santa's reindeer at Shoreham
Santa’s reindeer at Shoreham’s Light Up Christmas 2017

“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.”