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Alfriston's GREAT shops will be open until late; offering festive gifts, artwork, clothes and crafts along with festive food, drinks and lots, lots more...

  • Singing kettle - Food and drinks

  • Stones of Alfriston – Prefect Christmas gifts for all

  • The Village Stores – Delicatessen offering local produce and goods

  • Much Ado Books – Simply books and gifts

  • Steamer Trading – Everything cooking!

  • Chestnuts – Fantastic cakes, hot and cold food

  • Music Memorabilia – Fabulous collections of music

  • Wallow – Gifts for the young and old

  • Alfriston Arts – Artwork & crafts from local artists

  • 50 Sheep – Pet supplies

  • Emmett & White - Antiques & Interiors

  • The Apiary – Coffee Shop and Ladies


  • The Gun Room – Wine, carefully

     selected gifts and heritage centre

  • The Coach House Gallery - Showcase

     for the Contemporary Arts


Hunters Moon and Long Man Morris

will be here keeping us entertained,

along with the Pentacle Drummers,

The Salvation Army and

Eastbourne Scottish Pipe Band.  

With the smell of roasting chestnuts on the fire, and warmth and glow from the  Seaford BonfireSocieties torchlight procession; this is always a spectacular event to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Seaford Youth Drama will be acting out a short play, Scarlet Impact - a singing trio, will be performing, festive swing tunes in the High Street through to the close of the event.

Ho! Ho! Ho! During the afternoon Father Christmas will be in his Grotto in St. Andrew's Church with gifts from the elves and that special chance to tell Santa what you would like for Christmas for being so good!

There is a great selection of open air stalls, rides and goodies on the High Street, and Village Tye. In St. Andrew's Church our NEW for this year – The Christmas Gift Market. 

Offering more festive delights including food, drink, and gifts. For the young elf’s there are rides, sparkling lights, balloons, and lots, lots more for everyone to enjoy…

Best Dressed Dickensian


Adult and Child categories with Rathfinny Hampers for the 1st place winners, and other goodies for 2nd and 3rd place.

The Star Inn will be hosting a Dickensian Party with Kindred Spirits playing from 9pm. Please do support this village event where we will be raising funds for the Alfriston Events Team.

The Alfriston Events Team, would like to thank the Star Inn and all of those businesses, residents and helpers who provide support, their time and knowledge to help keep Alfriston the vibrant village that it is.


We hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

The Events Team

The High Street and Tye will be busy with some of our traders providing outside stalls to keep you well stocked up on hot food, drinks and maybe the odd glass of mulled wine!


  • The Apiary - Hot soup, hot chocolate and gifts

  • The Star Inn -  Hot street food and drinks

  • Smugglers Inn – Hot food and drinks

  • Alfriston Arts – Festive Arts and crafts

  • Singing Kettle – Hotdogs, soup and mulled wine

  • Pure Chocolate Heaven – Home-made chocolate truffles

  • Mia Cupcakes – Delicious cupcakes

  • The Gun Room – Festive sparkling and mulled wine

  • Brighton Bouncy Castle – Candy Floss, Mini Hot Dogs and Flashing Wands

  • DM Rides – Hot Chestnuts, Chair-o-plane and Ladybird Ride

Don’t forget our Pubs and Restaurants will all be open, with the Olde Smugglers Inne and The George Inn offering great food and local ales.

Our fantastic restaurants are also open including the Wingrove and The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel! Book early to avoid disappointment!

The Clergy House is open all afternoon for all to see FREE OF CHARGE, it is an absolute must, whilst you are in the village to see how we used to live!

The Star Inn will have 'live' music from the KINDRED SPRITS (our local band!)

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