Christmas Tree By the Sea: Charity Christmas tree lighting event to be hosted by Brighton seafront attractions

Graham Robson November 19, 2023

Brighton’s seafront is set to glow brighter than ever this year as local businesses join forces for the first-time¬†on Saturday,¬†November 25 at 1pm for a festive Christmas lights switch-on event, in support of The Starr Trust charity, which removes roadblocks for disadvantaged young people aged between 10-25 years, to help them succeed and thrive in whatever they put their minds to.

Anticipated to draw an enthusiastic crowd, the seafront of Brighton is set to be aglow with the spirit of the season. Enjoy joyful tunes from the singing group, Rhapsody, and meet Santa and his elves from Brighton i360 for a warm and joyful celebration. A huge 26-foot Nordic Fern tree will be the focus, representing the spirit of togetherness during this joyful time of year.

Simon Haffenden, Head of Operations at Brighton i360, says: “We are delighted to collaborate with our seafront partners and The Starr Trust to co-host the Christmas lights switch-on event this year, which is always such a fantastic celebration for everyone involved. We hope that the tree will become a focal point for the seafront over the festive period.‚ÄĚ

Tracey Starr, Fundraising Manager at the Starr Trust, added: “The Starr Trust is thrilled that the Brighton seafront businesses have chosen to support our charity with their inaugural Tree by the Sea festivities. It will be wonderful to see the tree lit up and the local community enjoying the Christmas period at our much-loved seafront attractions.

“We hope the event will encourage people to find out more about The Starr Trust and how we support disadvantaged young people in our community to succeed and thrive in whatever they put their minds to.‚ÄĚ

Among the local businesses lending their support are Sixes, the Arches and the Sea Horse.