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.
CRAFT MAGIC, HIGH STREET 10:30-16:30 £2.50 PRE-BOOK - 01797 226920 Bring the children to Craft Magic for some Christmas Crafting fun and receive a Festive Goody Bag! All Materials provided. Under 8’s to be accompanied by adult.
LIBRARY 10:30-11:00 Stories about Toys - Rye Library - FREE Christmas is not only about toys, but this event is! Join Siren & Pearl’s Gilly Wheatley, for she will take you to a magical land of toys.
RYE ART GALLERY, HIGH STREET £20 PRE-BOOK- 01797 222433 11:00-13:00 Local artist Richard Adams is returning with another of his popular pastels workshops.
RYE BAPTIST CHURCH, CINQUE PORTS STREET FREE 11:00-16:00 Come to see the entrants to this year’s Christmas Tree competition and vote for your favourite tree. The winners will be announced at the George after the procession.
ST MARY'S CENTRE, LION STREET - FREE 11:15-15:00 Come and see the exhibition of Writing & Art Competition Entries.
ST MARY'S CENTRE, LION STREET FREE- DONATIONS PLEASE 11:15-15:00 Come into our Christmas Craft workshop and create your very own Christmas decorations.
RYE LIBRARY- 11:45-12:30 RYE ART GALLERY- 14:45-15:30 Ed returns to run his new interactive storytelling workshop. This year, he will be joined by Brian Moses and together they will present ‘xxx’.
RYE LIBRARY 12:45-13:15 The winners of the Rye Writing and Art Competition will be announced. The winners will show or read their amazing work and receive their certificates and prizes.
RYE CASTLE MUSEUM, EAST STREET DONATIONS FOR MATERIALS 13:00-15:00 Make various old fashion toys such as a pop up cone puppet, a marble run and paper decorations etc.