Although it is going to be a very different Christmas this year there is still loads happening in Worthing Town Centre.
Make sure you come into Town to support your local businesses during this challenging time.
1. Toy Soldier Trail
They’re back! and this year there are 2 new recruits so, 12 in total to find around the Town Centre. Once you have all 12 names complete the entry form, on the trail map, then post in Santa’s mailbox at the Junction of Montague Street and Montague Place, or send to the TCI offices at 12, The Steyne. All correct entries will be entered into the draw to win a Family Gift Hamper which includes cordless earbuds, Lego, Duplo, games, sweets and more …. (value of over £200).
If you don’t have time to complete the entire trail, or you just love selfies, then take a photo with one of the soldiers and post on social media with the #worthingsoldier. The most innovative and fun post, as decided by our judges, will receive cordless headphones and a sweet hamper.
The Toy Soldiers will be on parade from Wednesday 2nd December. To be included in the draw entries must be received by 9am on 23rd December. The prize draw will take place 23rd December and if the winners are located within 5 miles of Worthing the prize will be delivered in time for Christmas.
Trail Maps can be picked up from businesses around the town or a print at home version can be downloaded below
2. Christmas Tree Festival Trail
This year there are 14 fantastic 8ft Christmas Trees located around the Town Centre. Each of these has been adopted by a business or community group and they have decorated their tree to brighten up Worthing. Spend time looking at the trees and then vote for your favourite, there is a place to vote on your Toy Soldier Trail Map, alternatively there will be a pinned post on the Worthing Town Centre Initiative Facebook Page WorthingTCI, or email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tree with the highest number of votes will win £500; however, its worth getting involved as everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win a Family Gift Hamper with cordless headphones, games, Lego, sweets and much more.
The trees will all be decorated by Friday 4th December and voting will open on Saturday 5th December. Voting closes at 9am on 23rd December with the prizes awarded later that day.
The Soldier Trail map also includes the locations of the trees – download it at the link below
4. Santa & Letters to Santa
Meet our amazing socially distanced Santa – he will be ready for selfies! Can you find him? Post a picture on social media #worthingsanta for a chance to WIN !!!
Send a letter to Santa by posting in his special mailbox located at the junction of Montague Street and Montague Place. Make sure the name and address is clearly written on the letter and if it is with us by 18th December a special reply will be sent.
Other Events / Activities
In addition to all of this the Wednesday Market returns to normal from 2nd December; there will also be a craft market on Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th December plus an additional general Market on Monday 21st December.
To help bring some festive cheer to shopping there will be Christmas music on 5th / 12th and 19th and Time for Worthing and Worthing Borough Council are running their festive Thursdays starting with the Laser Light City event on 10th & 11th December – CLICK HERE to find out more.
Visiting Worthing over Christmas is a must and don’t forget to look at the lights, funded by the Worthing Businesses and organised by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative … Please support Worthing’s businesses !