The town of Seaton is gearing up to celebrate Christmas this year, with lots of events planned throughout December.

The first festive event kicks off on Saturday, November 25 with an indoor Christmas Fayre at the Gateway Theatre from 10am to 4pm. The late night shopping event also starts then from 4pm to 7pm. 

Arguably the biggest Christmas event will start on Friday, December 1, which is when the Christmas lights will be switched on. Beginning on the square at 5pm, there will be festive music, at 5.15pm the Seaton Majorettes will perform. At 5.45pm a fancy dress competition will start, that will be judged by the mayor of Seaton.

At 5.55pm, the Christmas tree lights will be switched on by the towns mayor,  the carnival Queen and Princess Carnival Parade. At 6pm Seaton Acapella group will start carol singing around the Christmas tree, at the same time, Santa will be parading around the town, stopping in at the Square. 

at 6.40pm, Cynewulf Morris Dancers will be in the square, followed by the Sunshine Samba Band at 7pm. The last event will be the Dance Fit Display with the Age'erettes from the Seaton Dance School at 7.30pm. 

Other events planned in the town will take place in Cross Street, Queen Street and Fore Street, these include various activities at Seaton Library, shops and businesses offering late night shopping, Santa Claws at Animal Botanical for pets. 

On Saturday, December 16 at 3pm, go along to Seaton Methodist Church to sing well known carols with a traditional nativity.

Tickets are on sale now to ride to Polar Express, which is coming to Seaton Tramway on selected dates through November & December.

Families will enjoy a tram ride to Santa's home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.

All guests will receive their first gift of Christmas - A Silver Sleigh Bell - from Santa himself. Upon the return journey, you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old.