Festive Folk

PERFORMANCE

As well as all of the events arranged and looked after by the Rye Christmas Festival committee there are also some events and special activities on the day provided by local shops, businesses, artists, authors and more....

We encourage ALL people to get involved and participate in this event and are thrilled that we have the support of some of those around us.

If you want more information on any of these events other than what is noted here then please contact the venue/event provider directly.

Hover over the images below to see what special events and offers these people are hosting.

MAIN PERFORMANCE STAGE
MAIN PERFORMANCE STAGE

STRAND CAR PARK 11:00-16:30 FREE Various performances by local groups and our competition winners. Not to be missed. SEE FULL LISTINGS AT LINK BELOW

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BUSKING STAGES
BUSKING STAGES

THE BUTTERMARKET & THE GEORGE 11:00-17:15 Many performers including singers, dancers, poets, musicians and more. SEE FULL LISTING ON LINK BELOW

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PUPPETRY THEATRE
PUPPETRY THEATRE

RYE COMMUNITY CENTRE 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 50 minute shows £5 A TICKET- PRE BOOK Come and see the Lempen Puppet Theatre Company with ‘Cardboard Carnival’ based on Saint-Saens ‘Carnival of the Animals’. A truly creative and magical show!

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FERRY ROAD CAROL SINGERS
FERRY ROAD CAROL SINGERS

THE BELL INN 12:30-13:30 FREE- PLEASE DONATE Listen and support the staff of Ferry Road Nursery as they return to sing Christmas Carols.

PANTO WORKSHOP
PANTO WORKSHOP

RYE COMMUNITY CENTRE 14:00-14:45 £5 A TICKET Come and join the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk in this creative Panto workshop! Learn tips from the pros. Children may be left. All staff with CRB. BOOK USING LINK BELOW

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CHRISTMAS PROCESSION
CHRISTMAS PROCESSION

THROUGHOUT TOWN 16:30-17:30 FREE- PLEASE DONATE See Father Christmas, his reindeer, elves, Scorch the Dragon, fairytale characters and more in this colourful and magical procession.

MAYOR'S SPEECH
MAYOR'S SPEECH

THE GEORGE 17:30-17:45 FREE Come and hear our mayor’s traditional Christmas speech, hear the winners of the competitions and prepare to see off a wonderful day at the Carol Concert.

SINGALONG CAROL CONCERT
SINGALONG CAROL CONCERT

ST MARY'S CHURCH 18:00-19:00 Come and sing together in this wonderful carol concert to end the day. With local singer songwriters, choirs, groups and musicians.

STREET PERFORMERS
STREET PERFORMERS

THROUGHOUT TOWN 11:00-16:00 FREE- PLEASE DONATE See if you can spot this year's street performers. In costumes to match this year's theme.

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