Christmas in Brighton

Christmas in Brighton


The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink­­

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


Brighton Beach Box and Igloos

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


Carols by Candlelight

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

Tickets: Free

Date: 20th December 2018


Peter Pan – Brighton’s Premier Pantomime

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


Santa Flights

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


Burning the Clocks

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


Christmas Grotto at Brighton Marina

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

Tickets: Free

Dates: Until 24th December 2018


The Snowman

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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