Festive fun at Rye’s big event

8/12/12- Rye Christmas Festival.  Buckswood School
8/12/12- Rye Christmas Festival. Buckswood School
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RYE celebrated Christmas in traditional style with a day long festive event on Saturday.

The High Street was closed to traffic and filled with the aroma of roasting chestnuts and the sounds of carols.

A children’s funfair set up in Cinque Ports Street, while visitors were able to buy presents and sample produce from a Christmas Market at Strand Quay.

Father Christmas took part in a procession through the town, joined by local children, before taking up residence in his grotto at Rye Museum. A live animal nativity took place at Church Square.

For the first time in years the town had a full light display with lights strung across the street. A big Christmas tree was lit up outside the George.

Rother Council added to the festive cheer by waiving charges in the town’s car parks.