Brighton Christmas Festival will be the biggest and brightest winter attraction in Sussex this year! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at St Peter’s Plaza and venues across the city for five weeks of festive fun for the entire family. Running for five weeks, from the 18th of November to the 24th of December. Attractions include; Santa’s Grotto, The Big Wheel and The Virtual Reindeer Experience.

The traditional Christmas Market will offer a vibrant mix of unique gifts from across the globe, stimulating the senses and creating the sights, sounds, tastes, textures, and aromas of Christmas. Running for five weeks, from the 18th of November to the 24th of December, there’s nowhere better to celebrate and enjoy this festive period. The market is part of the famous Brighton Christmas Festival, located at St Peters Plaza with free entry for all.

Christmas market opening times are Monday to Thursday – 12:00PM until 9:00PM, Friday to Sunday – 10:00AM until 10PM.

Christmas food and bars opening Monday to Thursday – 12:00PM until 11:00PM, Friday to Sunday – 10:00AM until 11:00PM.

The perfect spot to soak up the Christmas cheer! Enjoy a festive tipple or two in this ski-lodge-themed bar, with a selection of festive drinks and live entertainment throughout the day. Celebrate Christmas in style by enjoying our festival-featured selection of beers, mulled wine, hot chocolates, and other festive drinks, whilst being entertained by a whole host of local artists and performers.

The bar will be open Monday to Thursday 12pm to 11pm and Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm.

The Elf Express – watch as Santa’s Elves come to the rescue to make sure that families in Brighton and Hove get their presents! Hosted at Ironworks Studio in Brighton, with tickets starting from £10.

Celebrate a greener Christmas this year with the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. Stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly…and ice powered entirely by Green Energy, Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is open to the public this season from Oct 29th, 2022– Jan 8th, 2023. 

A Very Brighton Christmas Party! Party in Heated Jukebox Beach Huts, Twinkling Igloos or inside Fallen Fairy! Perfect for large and small groups, private hire available. Party nights Thursday – Saturday from the 2nd-17th December. 7pm Arrival, dinner served 7-9pm, Drag extravaganza 9-10pm. Dance the night away with Drag DJ till 1am!

Shelter Hall has many festival things to offer over the Christmas period! Enjoy your own private, heated winter igloos for your festive celebrations. Available for groups of 2 – 8 from November 17th. The famous Oompah band returns with an apres-ski twist performing festive and pop songs. The gospel Christmas choir with its uplifted vices returns to give beautiful performances of your favourite songs.

Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 215 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows. Over the winter season from season specials, family fun and the classic musical number. 

The famous Komedia Christmas Parties are back and bigger than ever! Join in this December, as the resident sell-out comedy club is transformed into a month-long run of festive parties, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Perfect for small or large groups, celebrate with your friends and work colleagues with great food, award-winning comedy, and music and dancing until late. Finish the year on a high all under one roof at ‘The perfect festive party ‘.

From 19th November – 31st December return to Preston Manor for the second year with our wonderful Christmas experience. What better inspiration than Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’? Your team will bring the characters to life in an original half escape room / half immersive theatre experience. You will meet the famous ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Explore the Edwardian manor house completing challenges and puzzles to drive the story onwards in search of the true meaning of Christmas.

Escape to 450ft above the city with Santa and his Elves in our festive viewing pod this Christmas! Meet Santa’s cheeky Elf Experience hosts before capturing the magic and posing for a photo with the big man himself! At the end of the journey, every child will receive an early Christmas gift from Santa. Santa Experiences on the pod don’t have to be just for kids! Whilst Santa and his Elves entertain the kids, you can relax and enjoy a well-deserved festive tipple from the South Coast’s highest bar, the Nyetimber Sky Bar.

We have all done a bar crawl before and maybe you have been to a silent disco too… But have you ever done BOTH at the same time? This is the Silent Disco Bar Crawl and it’s coming to Brighton this Christmas!  Dig out those Christmas Jumpers, Fancy Dress or just come looking fabulous, it’s up to you!

Hosting both cabaret and drag events: cabaret all-stars is an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy world-class jazz musicians and on-stage bands, award-winning acrobats, fire breathers and burlesque beauties. Or sashay down for the fabulous drag extravaganza bottomless brunch. With raucous entertainment and bottomless booze, this is an all singing, all dancing, brunching experience.