As the town gears up for a busy weekend with Seaford Christmas Magic, The Positivity Parade, and the town’s Christmas lights switch on all happening on Saturday, Seaford Town Council is looking forward to seeing the community come together and celebrate the start of the festive season.

With a whole host of free, sustainable activities taking place on Saturday 2nd December the star of the show will undoubtedly be the annual lantern parade which this year will be showcasing positivity in all its forms.

Sussex Contemporary Illustrators and Printmakers (SCIP) have once again outdone themselves by sprinkling their creative stardust across the town. The impressive team have welcomed a whole host of groups to their creative studio at The Crypt to facilitate lantern-making for all ages and community groups.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Seaford Town Council again on this amazing community event.  It’s been wonderful delivering workshops throughout November at the studio and connecting with local organisations. We are looking forward to welcoming plenty more to decorate lanterns at the Mercread Youth Centre Workshop on Saturday 2nd December.” Alice Carter and Josie Swan, Co-Founders of SCIP.

Alongside the Mayor and Young Mayor of Seaford you can expect to see lanterns from Cycling Without Age, Cradle Hill Community Primary School, Seaford Primary School, Chyngton School, The Scouts and a whole host of other individuals and families who have made the most of our ‘decorate at home’ packs this year.

For those that have not had a chance to decorate their lanterns yet, we recommend joining the SCIP team on Saturday 2nd of December between 12 pm - 3 pm at The Mercread Youth Centre for their final workshop.

The Positivity Parade will then meet outside The Mercread Youth Centre on Mercread Road from 3.30 pm for a 4 pm start.

“The Positivity Parade is a chance for the whole community to come together and fill the sky with cheer and optimism. With such a wide range of groups taking part it promises to offer residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a little of what makes Seaford town so magical as the community light up our sky” Councillor Stephanie Dubas, Vice Chair of Community Services Committee for Seaford Town Council.

Additional details on the full programme of free events available on the day can be found on Seaford Town Council’s dedicated Christmas Magic web page -