Despite the wintry weather hundreds of people enjoyed the Wick Village Medieval Frost Fair at this year's Wickmas event on Saturday 8th December 2018 at the Wick Hall in Wick Village, Littlehampton, West Sussex. Wickmas is held each year to say thank you to the local community for supporting our local businesses and organisations, and The Rotary Club of Littlehampton kindly sponsored this year's celebrations. The Chairman of Rustington Parish Council, Councillor Jamie Bennett and The Mayor of Littlehampton, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper officially opened the event. A medieval juggler and carol singers entertained visitors while they waited to see a very special guest, a traditional green Father Christmas. Inside Wick Hall, visitors played medieval themed games and took part in raffles while outside two cute donkeys wearing Santa hats gave children rides around the carpark.
Scott Ramsey, Social Media and Marketing Manager for the Wick Village Traders Association said "Wow, the Wick Information Centre volunteers and local traders have done it again! Last year's Wickmas was a great success, and I must admit I wasn't sure if they could do anything more to improve the event, but my goodness they have surpassed all expectations. Raffles, a fancy dress competition, donkey rides and even a visit by the big man himself, Father Christmas. The event has been brilliant, and it's been wonderful to see all the community come together and have some traditional Christmas fun. Seeing the smiles on the children's faces has been the biggest highlight today, it's great to know that all the hard work has made a real difference to people of the Wick and the surrounding area. Well done everyone."
Wickmas is organised and hosted by the staff and volunteers at the Wick Information Centre and supported by the Wick Village Traders Association.