Published: Monday 13th Nov 2017
Written by: Elliot Hatt
Christmas is just around the corner and that means there are all sorts of festive activities going on throughout Brighton and Hove. In the build up to the big day you will find a host of different Christmas markets dotted around the city, perfect if you are looking to pick up some presents for your loved ones, or even if you just want to soak in the seasonal atmosphere! Here are a few different options to get you in the festive mood!
Perhaps the biggest Christmas market in Brighton is found at Jubilee Square, which sets out its stalls everyday for five weeks from 17th November up until 23rd December. With 22 chalets and a Santa’s Grotto, this year will be the biggest edition of the market in its eight years. You’ll also find a post box where the kids can send their letters to Father Christmas, making this a great family-friendly experience. And with some delicious food and drink on offer, from festive favourites such as fudge and mulled wine, to some inventive creations such as chimney cakes and chocolate kebabs, there is something to keep a smile on everyone’s face!
Brighton Marina will host two Christmas markets this year offering you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the festivities. The first takes place on 3rd December with an array of unique local products and produce from the Sussex region, as well as another Santa’s Grotto (he’s busy this year!). Santa will be back again at the Marina from 18th to 22nd December, this time bringing his family of reindeer along with him - perfect for the kids!
Another great option is the Etsy Christmas Market which is held at Brighton Dome on 2nd December. With all sorts of handmade items on offer, this is a great opportunity to pick up some truly unique gifts whilst supporting some talented independent designers and retailers from the local area.
The Open Market is the scene for the Fairy Tale Fair on 26th November, whereby 45 stalls will be set up offering high quality, locally designed products to purchase, as well as some homemade treat stalls to keep you going! Of course, you can also enjoy one of the Open Market’s many cafes in between all that shopping (Sunbird’s Cafe is worth a try!) With face painting and live performances also on offer, this is a real community event and definitely one to check out!
With all of these markets to choose from, as well as plenty of other things going on around the city this festive period, you can be sure that Christmas in Brighton will be as memorable as ever - so don’t miss out, book your seasonal self-catering accommodation today!