Every year the Leigh Lights event attracts thousands of people to the area and we would like to thank our sponsors and the Leigh traders and businesses that continue to support the event.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council aim to bring you a varied and enjoyable programme of events throughout the year and we have lots of exciting Christmas events coming up. Be sure to check out our website and social media channels for more information.
Instagram: @LeighTownCouncilEvents (using #LeighLights)
Twitter: @LeighTCEvents (using #LeighLights)
Starting at Kings Road from 6.30pm
Every year the Leigh Lights yuletide parade continues to grow, attracting over 400 participants including local dance and theatre schools, street entertainers, charity groups and emergency services. Last year our parade raised a record breaking £3215.21 – an outstanding achievement!
In addition, Stibbards and Sons sponsor the parade to award first and second place parade winners with £150 and £100 respectively to their chosen charity.
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Main Stage on Elm Road
5.15pm – Scarlett Taylor
5.40pm – Trip Hazard Band
6.05pm – Pat & Chris English
6.30pm – Below Sea Level Duo
6.55pm – Lemonade Hand Grenade
7.20pm – Ted Groves
7.45pm – Katie B
Outside Oasis Café
(Oasis Cafe no longer trading)
5.00pm - Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir
5.45pm – Chalkwell Hall Infant School
6.15pm – Love 2 Sign Singing Choir
Outside Liquid Flair
5.15pm – Darlinghurst Choir
6.00pm – Hoy Boy
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council are thrilled that so many traders in the Town keep their doors open for longer on the night of Leigh Lights! Here's a list of what's happening around the Town, make sure you don't miss out and remember to support local independent businesses!
Tea & Tiffin - Outside stall selling hot pork rolls, burgers & cakes and snow machine
Scent Ltd - Offering 10% discounts on Christmas Wreaths
Create 98 - Free kids crafts and festive refreshments
Cook - Tasters of products
Groovy Baby - Lego Lucky Dip & Raffle
Flour & Spoon - Open until 8pm with pastries, cakes, pies & soup
Truleigh Scrumptious - Live music & evening meal with Daisy Bowlers
Co-Op (Broadway) - Mince pies & mulled wine
Store Thirty 3 - Open until 8pm for Christmas shopping
The Refill Room - Vegan refreshments until 8pm
Henry Burgers - Stall outside 5pm - 8pm with burgers and mulled wine
Outside Cooper Lingard - Inflatable Snow Globe Photo Booth courtesy of Stibbards & Sons
The Dressmaker - Late opening until 7pm with mince pies, sweets and Santa!
A big thank you to our main event sponsors: Beadles Skoda Southend, CS Parking Ltd, Hair & Son, S Stibbards & Sons and Vodafone.
Thanks also go to all the local traders that have supported the event and kindly offered to display a poster. These include...
The following Churches invite you to participate in their activities:
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church - Christmas Tree Festival
St. Clement's Church - Christmas Craft Fair from 5pm
St Michael & All Angels Church - Nativity Photo Booth with a *real* donkey! Bouncy castle, Christmas music and stalls! All free and available from 5pm.
Leigh Road Baptist Church - "The Voices of Christmas" Giant Christmas Tree, Tabor Vintage Fairground Organ, with Carol'oke, Giant Angel Wings Selfie Station, mulled drink and mince pies and more from 5pm
Roast Chestnuts - By the Leigh Hill Junction
The Candyfloss & Popcorn Stall - By the Broadway Pub
Piperoni Pizzas - By the Alexandra Road Junction
Bond's Barrow Hot Chocolate - By Avenue Road Junction
The Fizz and the Froth Mobile Bar - By the Leigh Hall Road Junction
Crepe de la Crepe - By the Leigham Court Drive Junction
The Vodafone Gigavan with lots of freebies by the Porchester Court Junction
Sweet House Pick 'n' Mix Sweets - By Roseate, Leigh Road