O Come All Ye Faithful was the carol for this evening and come the faithful did despite there being a lot of competition tonight with many churches having carol services and the annual Burning of the Clocks procession attracting thousands to the centre of Brighton to celebrate the shortest day of the year.
Once again the news of the event has spread far and wide and we had visitors from Alfriston, Bexhill and Eastbourne as well as a number of local folk.
The biggest surprise of the night was an unannounced visit from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove who turned up with his wife and entourage en route to a carol service at one of the central Brighton churches.
Jan was displaying more of her paintings on the theme of adoration echoing the words of the chorus of the carol, including a beautiful tryptich of Christ, the one to whom we direct our adoration at Christmastime.
She also brought along a painting of the beach huts which she had done some time ago and which seems to suggest the same strange alignment of moon and stars that we saw on the very first night that we began this calendar.
Next hut is a little further towards the lagoon at number 382.