To bring the spirit of Christmas back to Rye
About the project
We want to provide a fun filled family event to celebrate Christmas in the town of Rye.
Our community is thriving and should be organising lively creative events throughout the year, not only for themselves but also to bring new visitors to the town and with them revenue streams for local traders. We are fortunate to already have a number of successful festivals in place, however the Christmas Festival needs some TLC and an extra boost.
In order to create this magical event we are going to need to buy some core asset.
The bulk of this is street lighting for the Town Centre. Some of the lighting used in previous years has been repaired for us by a team of volunteers and will be reused this year.
We want to extend out from the High Street and incorporate Cinque Ports Street.
In addition to lighting, we will be looking to put on various activities possibly including fireworks, street pantomimes and much more.
The event itself is Saturday 12th December 2015 but you will see the Christmas lights on from 1st December 2015 and plenty of social media and community action before that!
We hope to create a legacy for a great festival for years to come.