Visit Lewes, Shop Independent at Christmas

Type:Shopping Event

Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DE

Tel: 01273 085022

Shop Local


Lewes town is renowned for its unparalleled variety of independent shops. From fishing tackle to Moroccan slippers, antique gardenalia to Nepalese salt lamps, there’s something for everyone.

There are over a hundred independent shops (and counting) in our town, and Visit Lewes think that’s worth celebrating. Many are thriving, but others are competing with the popularity of online shopping and facing other challenges, so we want to encourage shoppers to explore the amazing diversity and quality on their doorstep this Christmas, and support our local traders at the same time.

Sustainability is another issue close to our hearts, and shopping locally has so many benefits: reducing  fuel, air pollution, waste, and carbon footprint, as well as supporting the community and local economy.

Over 70 independent traders in Lewes are taking part in our Christmas campaign, and each one has very generously donated something from their shop to make up a truly unique and quirky hamper of gifts for one lucky winner. It includes local produce, socks (of course), candles, vouchers for everything from haberdashery to handmade cakes, and a very special piece of jewellery courtesy of our friends at W E Clark.

Here’s how to take part:

1. Collect a free Visit Lewes shopping bag and stamp card from the Tourist Information Centre from 1st November

2. Fill it with lovely things from participating independent shops

3. Receive a stamp (or sticker, or simply a receipt) with each purchase

4. Return your completed card to the Tourist Information Centre by December 20th, to be in with a chance of winning

5. Relax, and enjoy the warm festive glow that comes with supporting your local High Street at Christmas  

The winner will be announced HERE and on our social media on Friday 20th December.

So get shopping, and fill your bag with Christmas joy!


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Opening Times

Season (1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019)

* Please check with participating shops for their opening hours

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