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Join us for late night shopping in beautiful Rye on Saturday 18th November 2023!

Everything kicks off at 4:45pm with the Christmas Tree Light Switch On at The George Hotel in Rye! Then wander the streets of Rye for festive shopping in our fabulous independent shops, grab yourself some festive food and drink and enjoy some live music! Please read the public information below for more information.



All car parks run by Rother District Council (Bedford Place, Lucknow Place, Cinque Ports Street, The Strand, Gibbet Marsh) will be free of charge on Saturday evening from 4pm. Please note there will still be charges for on street parking.


All festival staff can be easily identified by their high vis jackets. If you have any concerns or problems on the evening, please find one of us and we will be happy to help. All festival committee have current DBS certification.


Events such as these can attract street sellers and stalls. While the committee will do all they can to prevent this, it is something that is sometimes beyond our control. 

The Rye Christmas Festival committee do not take responsibility for the goods or services of any unauthorised traders at the event.

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook accounts to find out more about which businesses will be open late and for information on any special treats they are offering!


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