Will You Be A Record Breaker?
Eastbourne is poised to set a heavenly new world record – the biggest gathering of people dressed as Christmas angels in one place.
Angels are invited to gather in the Beacon on Sunday December 10 for a head count to verify numbers, then join a parade through the Beacon out into Terminus Road’s Christmas Market before an official announcement revealing whether the town has set a new festive record.
The Guinness World Record, which currently stands at 1,275, was set in snowy Winnipeg, Canada, in 2015.
But Eastbourne organisers are praying that the town can smash the record, which has stood for nearly a decade.
Your Eastbourne BID is organising the angelic turnout on Sunday December 10 and hopes to encourage families, schools, churches and organisations to don their best white outfits, wings and halos for the record-breaking event.
Your Eastbourne BID Chief Executive Stephen Holt said, “I’m confident that Eastbourne’s angels can beat the Canadian record set back in 2015.
“We won’t just be attempting to set a world record, we will also be showing off the very best of the town’s festive shopping, lights and atmosphere in the run-up to Christmas.
“We welcome everyone to come along and join in the record-breaking attempt – all you will need is a white outfit, and ideally some wings and a halo too.
The wings can be cardboard cut outs and simply a tinsel halo.
“One lucky angel will also be picked at random to win a family ticket to enjoy the Lightning Fibre ice rink.”
The Beacon Centre General Manager welcomed the world record attempt and said: “This a great initiative and I am delighted that The Beacon has been chosen as the meeting point. We hope to see up to 2,000 Christmas Angels brightening up the shopping centre next month (December) to set a new world record. That would be amazing.”
There will be free cardboard and other art materials for children to get creative on Saturday December 9 + and Sunday December 10, Angels should muster in the Beacon at the former Dorothy Perkins store at 2pm on Sunday, December 10.