Guest Blog Post - Visit Seaton 

Sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Seaton is a beautiful seaside town hosting an array of fun-filled events this Christmas.

Seaton will be kick starting its Christmas celebrations on Saturday 1st December with the return of its Christmas Eats Boutique, Artisan Market, Christmas Light Switch on and the mesmerising Christmas Carnival. A day full of events that shouldn’t be missed!The festive day will begin with the Seaton Eats Boutique and Seaton Artisan Market, which are both taking place at Windsor Gardens in the centre of the town. To continue the celebrations into the evening, Seaton will host its annual light switch on, Christmas Carnival and late-night shopping bringing residents and visitors alike a full day of Christmas fun.

Seaton Eats Boutique will be at Windsor Gardens next to the Christmas tree from noon to 8pm. For those looking to get into the Christmas spirit, there will be some favourite food vendors alongside the bar, which will be stocked with Gluhwein, mulled cider, festive punch and hot chocolate!

From 4pm till 8pm the Artisan Market will be back at Windsor Gardens. Featuring local traders from Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the market will highlight the best arts, crafts, businesses and unique products in the area. Entry is free and it will be the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early.

The most anticipated part of the day is the Christmas light switch on followed by the enchanting Christmas Carnival. This year the lights will be turned on by the winner from Seaton Town Council’s Independent Seaton competition and a member of the Carnival Royal Party.  Seaton’s residents and visitors can watch the Christmas lights being switched on at the Town Square at 5.50pm.

To top off the festivities, at 6pm the impressive floats from the Christmas Carnival will begin gliding through the streets of Seaton leaving a trail of Christmas spirit. The carnival will commence from Harbour Road, travel up the Underfleet, down through Fore Street and then on to the Esplanade.  This year’s line-up will be led by the Fire Brigade, Seaton Majorettes and the royal float featuring a prince and two princesses. Last but not least, Father Christmas will be at the end of the parade and will be stopping in the square to greet children.Photo Credit: Alex Moorhead

Once the days planned festivities end, for those that are keen to carry on shopping many of the independent retailers will be staying open till late. Seaton prides itself on its selection of local shops in and around its Cultural Quarter, that are perfect for those unique Christmas gifts, and its host of independent eateries for those winter-warmer breaks.

This year festive shoppers in Seaton will also have the chance to get their hands on a Christmas Shopper Loyalty Card. Shoppers will receive a stamp from participating Seaton traders when they spend a minimum of £5.  Once the loyalty card is full with a minimum of five different traders’ stamps and posted in one of the boxes found at retailers, customers will then be entered into a draw to win a fabulously festive hamper full of gifts from each participating trader.

Don’t forget – now’s also the perfect time to visit Seaton because you can park all day for just £2 in Seaton’s East Devon District Council’s carparks over the festive period.

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