East Preston Christmas Lights


It might have been raining and a bit dark last weekend however nothing could stop residents in my village turn on the Christmas Lights. 


The East Preston Christmas Celebrations event had been organised by the East Preston Parish Council (more info here) with help from local businesses and volunteers, and they really did a great job. The day was jam packed with events from Morris dancing to a visit from Father Christmas who set up his Santa's grotto in the Village Hall. I did think about queueing up so I could give Santa my Christmas present list but I didn't want him to get me confused with that naughty chef Gordon Ramsay!  or a cast member from the TV show Neighbours ;) So I decided against it leaving the children to enjoy all the fun.

The day concluded with the grand turning on of the Christmas Lights (regular readers of my blog will know I love photographing community life and traditional events) so I grabbed the opportunity to take some photos, I hope you enjoy these very festive photos. 


So, may all your Christmas present buying be easy and the sellotape roll never run out! Till next time, Scott the photographer.

The East Preston Christmas lights switch on 2014. Local residents in the West Sussex village watch as the Christmas tree lights are turned on during the event.

Carol singers perform in front of a Christmas tree during the East Preston Christmas Celebrations.

Children's lanterns help light the dark night during the East Preston Village Christmas celebrations.

The East Preston village christmas tree lights are switched on.

During the East Preston Christmas Celebrations, carol singers perform in front of the Christmas tree. 

Carol singers sing traditional carols during the Christmas Celebrations event in East Preston, West Sussex.

The Clockhouse Bar and shops lit up with Christmas lights in East Preston, West Sussex.

Lights are blurred as a traditional fun fair ride spins at night during the Christmas Celebrations in East Preston, West Sussex.

The Christmas lights in the window of Pebbles catering offer a warm welcome to residents in need of something to eat in East Preston, West Sussex.

Christmas lights outside the The Tudor Tavern in East Preston, West Sussex.

Local residents joined in and helped the East Preston village Christmas celebrations, lanterns hang outside a house in the village.


A child runs past the East Preston Christmas tree lights during the switch on event in the West Sussex village.