Feeling Festive in Brighton

Published: Monday 21st Nov 2016

Written by: Abi Radford

Look no further for ideas of what to do in Brighton this festive season!

Christmas is rapidly approaching once again and Brighton is starting to get into the festive mood. We’ve listed a few Christmas events being held in the city that will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

The ice rink is up and running for another year! Set up on the East Lawn, the Royal Pavilion has become an incredible back drop for lots of wintery fun. As the sun goes down the rink is beautifully lit up, making this perfect for those who want to skate as the Christmas lights twinkle. Or if you would prefer to soak up the atmosphere off the ice, why not spectate with a warm glass of mulled wine in the rink side Bar! The rink is open from 10am-10pm until mid-January. Tickets cost £10/£13 for adults and £7/£8.50 for kids, depending on the time of day.

Brighton’s Artist Open House Christmas Festival

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Look no further than this fun festival which offers you the chance to visit Artist’s houses and browse through and purchase their unique creations directly from the designer! You can even try your hand at making your own presents as many of the artists offer workshops and craft classes. This family-friendly event runs in Brighton and the surrounding villages on the last weekend in November and the first two weekends in December.

Father Christmas at Preston Manor

If you’re visiting Brighton with kids there is surely no better way to get them in the Christmas spirit than by paying a visit to Father Christmas! Found in the Edwardian-style Preston Manor, the drawing room will be festively decorated and full of Christmas magic. As you wait for Father Christmas you can enjoy dressing up in seasonal clothing and listening to festive stories. This event is great fun for all the family and runs every day between 17th December and 23rd December at a price of £8.50 per child.

Burning the Clocks

One of Brighton’s many unique and charming events is the annual Burning the Clocks festival which falls on the Winter Solstice. Every year the people of Brighton get together to create lanterns which they parade through the city before putting them in a bonfire on the beach. The festival ends with live music and a dazzling firework display, what better way to see out the past year! This free event is held on 21st December from 6:30pm and is sure to get all the family in the Christmas mood, just make sure you wrap up warm!


Written By Elliot Hatt

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