Christmas in Brighton
To get in the festive spirit, get your skates on and pay a visit to Brighton’s stunning ice rink which has been adorned with twinkling lights and contains plenty of Christmas atmosphere. Book your ticket for a full hour of skating against the impressive backdrop of the Royal Pavilion.
Address: The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton, BN1 1FN
Telephone: 0844 858 6753
Tickets: Adults aged 12+, £10; under 12s, £7; students & royal pavilion members, £7
Dates: Until 13th January 2019
Transport yourself to the Arctic with this unique experience of drinking, dining and dancing in an igloo. The igloos are also fully heated, so you can admire the stunning pier whilst remaining warm and cosy.
Address: Brighton Music Hall Bar & Kitchen, 127 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN
Telephone: 01273 985552
Tickets: No hire fee but a minimum spend of £150 per igloo
Dates: Until 2nd January 2019
Everyone is welcome at this special service featuring the NHS Community Choir Brighton and The Choir of St George’s Church. During the service, there is also an opportunity to hang a star on the Christmas tree in memory of a loved one. Get there early for a pre-service drink and mince pie.
Address: St George’s Church, 93 St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1DW
Telephone: 01273 664936
Date: 20th December 2018
This Christmas JW Productions presents a family classic; Peter Pan in pantomime. With a sprinkle of fairy dust you will be transported to the magical world of Neverland, complete with plenty of surprises along the way.
Address: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Gardner Centre Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RA
Telephone: 01273 678822
Tickets: Adults, £15-£18.50; under 16s, £14.50-£16; family of four, £55-£65
Dates: Until 31st December 2018
Ensure Santa knows where to drop off this presents by pointing out your house during this special Santa Flight. Board British Airways’ i360 pod to meet the man himself who will be giving out early Christmas presents to all children.
Address: British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN
Telephone: 03337 720360
Tickets: Adults, £16.50; ages 4-15, £10; under 4s, £5 (child prices include flight and gift)
Dates: Until 24th December 2018
This community event marks the shortest day of the year. Led by Our Lady of Light, a spectacle of paper and willow lanterns parade through the city, culminating in a tremendous bonfire on Brighton beach. Be sure to purchase your lantern kit ahead of time to take part in this spectacular event.
Address: The parade leaves from New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
Telephone: 01273 571106
Tickets: Kit to make two lanterns, £30
Date: 21st December 2018
Head down to Brighton Marina to find Father Christmas in his whimsical grotto. Guaranteed to get the whole family in the Christmas mood, keep an eye out for real reindeer and elves busily working in their workshop.
Address: Marina Square, Brighton Marina, Waterfront, BN2 5WA
Telephone: 01273 693636
Dates: Until 24th December 2018
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this much-loved picture book in this exhibition of the original illustrations from Raymond Briggs’ classic, The Snowman. With unique exhibits with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake and many more, this showcase is sure to delight.
Address: Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Telephone: 03000 290900
Tickets: Free with Brighton Museum admission, residents & members
Dates: Until 6th January 2019
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