About the festival

Decorated Christmas Trees and a Nativity scene

Our Partner Charity for this year’s Festival was going to be The Golden Lion Children’s Trust but, regrettably the event has been cancelled due to the current Pandemic.

Please ignore the following information:

£5. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church.

Friday     11.30am until 7.30pm
Saturday 11.30am until 6.30pm
Sunday   11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm.

will be open in The Old School, opposite the church, from 11:30 on Friday and Saturday, and from 12 noon on Sunday.

is a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music for more information.
The festival ends with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions.

About Holy Trinity Church

A church has stood on this site for more than 900 years. People have worshipped here, prayed here, got married, brought their children to be baptized and come here to mourn the loss of friends and family. It is the centre for a lively, caring, friendly community. A rich variety of services to suit all tastes is provided throughout the month. For more information see the church’s website.

What we’ve raised so far

YearCharityAmount RaisedPoster
2003St Peter & St James Hospice£1,500no poster
2004Sightsavers£2,400no poster
2006Macmillan Cancer Support£4,100
2007The Children’s Society£4,175
2008St Catherine’s Hospice£4,511
2009Leukemia Research Fund£4,796
2010Downs Syndrome Association£4,690
2011Help for Heroes£5,000
2013Action for Deafness£5,800
2014Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance£5,241
2015Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice£6,461
2016Mid Sussex Branch of Parkinson’s UK£7,115
2017Chailey Heritage£7,037
2019Alzheimer’s Society£7,272
2020Event cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic