Christmas cancelled, but

Christmas lights add magic to the shops

Rye Christmas Festival has announced that this year’s festival is cancelled because of the pandemic – but some aspects of it may be possible where there are no social distancing problems.

In particular Father Christmas may be able to make a flying visit – as opening his grotto would be impossible – and the Christmas lights will go up, if enough volunteers can be found to do this.

More details in next week’s Rye News.

Image Credits: Rye Christmas Festival .


  1. That is sad for the town but totally understandable! In regard to Father Christmas I have always felt he should be wandering the streets and in normal circumstances meeting the children as they go along and he could have for example a selection of small gifts even selection boxes etc on board and hand them out as he goes! This way hopefully all children could bump into him!


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