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Autumn Update - what's coming up!

We hope that you enjoyed the CDRA Gig on the Green and the Village Fayre this year, we have had some great feedback AND hope to run both events again next year. The CDRA Gig on the Green is expensive to put on, so if you are able to offer sponsorship to help us run this event please get in touch - we have to start planning for it shortly!

However, back to the immediate future and this email is to let you know what is happening this Christmas, and into 2022...


This year, the event is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Not only will the fabulous Crawley Down Christmas Lights Association be turning the village lights on at 5pm, but there will also be:

  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Hug a Husky & Husky Sleigh Rides (rides weather permitting)
  • Live Entertainment, including a headline trio from 5pm who are more used to performing in 5* Hotels, historical landmarks and music festivals.
  • Face painting
  • Snow Cannons!
  • Fairground Rides
  • Food & Drink vendors 

The event is bigger and better thanks to a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) who are supporting the safe return to high streets. Our event this year is not only to bring Christmas cheer to all but also encourage people to use our local shops. We would also like to thank Worth Parish Council who have provided a grant to fund the purchase of a Grotto for Santa!

Like 2019, tickets are needed to visit Santa’s Grotto – this is to avoid long queues on the day. Tickets are currently available to members so check your inbox or sign up to reserve a slot. 

The event will start at 2:30pm and run to around 7:30pm. Full details will be appearing at https://www.facebook.com/events/146920770986916 over the next month.

We look forward to seeing you there and cheering in the festive season ߘꦮbsp;


Santa is also coming to Crawley Down in his sleigh just before Christmas! 

He will be driving around the village in the afternoon/evening – probably along the same route as last year. We will have our Santa Tracker going to help you know where he is. Follow the event and find more details about the route at https://www.facebook.com/events/681618189482968 (details will be published before the day).

We will be taking donations (causes to be confirmed) on the day as we go around via cash/card so please give generously.


Our drinks reception and AGM will be held just before our Gala Evening on the 5th February. This evening was great fun in 2019 and tickets sold out super-fast when they were released.

Full details of the event will be published (online at https://www.facebook.com/events/192534755320832), and tickets will be on sale later this month - so be sure to act quickly when they are made available!

About Us

Crawley Down Residents Association is a non-political and non-sectarian unincorporated association.

We operate in and around Crawley Down, West Sussex for the good of local the local community. 

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