Festive fun draws the crowds at annual Steyning celebrations

The late-night event featured fun for all the family. Pictures: Steve Robards
The late-night event featured fun for all the family. Pictures: Steve Robards

Steyning High Street was packed as thousands of people got into the festive spirit at the town’s annual Christmas extravaganza.

Steyning’s late-night shopping event was held last night, with the High Street closed to traffic so stalls and entertainment could take centre-stage.

The annual event is organised by the Steyning and District Business Chamber, which also organises the High Street’s Christmas trees and decorations.

Chamber secretary Dean Haysom said: “We had fabulous entertainment, stalls, fairground and a tremendous turnout.

“We’ve had some nice feedback – somebody said it makes you proud to live in a place like Steyning.”

The event fielded a wide range of stalls for the thousands of people ready to kick off their Christmas shopping.

Mr Haysom added: “We have beautiful old buildings in High Street and the street lends itself to being closed off for an event of this sort.

“There are a lot of different community groups in Steyning – a huge thank you to the people who were involved.”

Mr Haysom said the annual event takes six months to plan but is well worth it.

“It is a huge task and we all end up exhausted at the end of it.

“It is just a tremendous community event, it is really rewarding taking part in it.”