Friday 8th December – 4pm to 8pm

Saturday 9th December – 10am to 3pm

Sovereign Shines at The Waterfront

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December

4pm to 8pm and 10am to 3pm

Sovereign Shines – Festive family fun to help raise funds for three local charities

To help boost community spirit and raise much needed funds for three amazing local charities, this year’s Sovereign Shines will be marked with an array of onshore entertainment at The Waterfront.

On Friday 8th December between 4pm to 8pm, expect a magical atmosphere with live choir performances from Langley Primary School and Eastbourne Rock Choir, children’s funfair rides, meet Santa and a real reindeer family, face painting and shop gifts from local businesses at the Christmas market. The market and children’s funfair rides will also be open on Saturday 9th December from 10am to 3pm.

From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th take part in a festive elf hunt around the harbour*. Find 11 cheeky elves hiding on lampposts, each containing a hidden letter that makes up a secret two-word password. Tell the team at Planet Golf the password and get a festive treat – sponsored by the Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders Association. Download Elf Hunt map here.

An evening to help raise funds for the RNLI Eastbourne, Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance hosted by Premier Sovereign Harbour in collaboration with the Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders Association and the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour. The Waterfront will become the central hub for residents and visitors who wish to stroll around the harbour to take in the Sovereign Shines light spectacle, enjoy the onshore entertainment and finish the evening with a meal at one of the onsite eating establishments.

You can donate to the charities online here and all online donations made will be distributed equally between the chosen charities.

*The elf hunt is suitable for children aged 3 to 11 years old and is open 3pm-7pm on Thursday-Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturday-Sunday.