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Christmas 2021 events happening in and around Brighton & Eastbourne

Christmas is a time for coming together with your community. Here’s a range of activities taking place around Brighton during this festive time. Please check the event’s own website closer to the time for up to date information.

Ice skating in Eastbourne 1 Dec – 5 January 2022
Eastbourne’s first real ice – fully covered rink – in over a decade at Enterprise Shopping Centre, Eastbourne.

Art Open Houses Winter brochureArtist Open Houses at Christmas 11-12 December
Artists Open Houses offer you the unique opportunity to visit artists in their homes and studios and to buy work directly from them. At various locations around Brighton and Hove.

North Laine Late Night Christmas Shopping 14 December
Within Brighton’s North Laine area.

Sanctuary for All online talk with Inderjit Bhogal OBE 8 December at 12 noon
A discussion with Inderjit Bhogal (OBE) on the origins and future of the Sanctuary movement, which aims to create a welcoming UK for people forced to flee their homes. In person attendance by prior reservation. View the event details (pdf)

Annual Choral Carol Concert 8 December 6-7pm
This Choral Carol Concert is organised between the Universities’ of Sussex and Brighton. As a precaution the event will this year be hosted on YouTube and will be posted on 8 December. Join the Facebook event here where you’ll get the YouTube link to view.

Christmas Wreath Making 8, 9 & 11 December, at various times
A fun and informal 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to create a fabulous moss-based wreath, decorated in your own unique style. No experience necessary. At Crafternoon Hove HQ, Hove BN3 5RJ

A Christmas Carol 10 – 11 December,  7:30pm & 9:30pm
The classic Dickens story brought to life in this play at St. Nicholas Church, Brighton

Carol Service 12 December, 4pm, 6pm (livestream available), 8pm
At St. Peter’s Church, Brighton

Churchill Square Late Night Christmas Shopping 16 December
At Churchill Square, Russell Place, Brighton, BN1 2RG

Christmas Pub Quiz at the Caxton Arms 16 December, 7:30pm
At the Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton, BN1 3LB

Eastbourne Christmas Market 17 – 20 December
Stop off at the Eastbourne Christmas Market after shopping in the city for a chance to feel very Christmassy. The market is fun for the whole family with lots of market stalls, live entertainment and fairground rides to enjoy.

Carol Service 19 December, 10:30am (livestream available), 5pm
At St. Peter’s Church, Brighton

A Christmas Musical Spectacular 21 December, 6:30pm
A festive concert for all the family featuring popular Christmastime songs and traditional carols performed by a cast of wonderful singers and musicians, with special guest appearances from some favourite pantomime characters, all at All Saints Church, Brighton.

Burning of the Clocks 21 December (CANCELLED as of 14 December 2021)
A unique Brighton traditional parade of local children holding crafted lanterns, which winds its way through Brighton town and along the seafront.

Carol Service Christmas Eve (24 December), 11pm
At St. Peter’s Church, Brighton

Carol Service Christmas Day (25 December), 10am
At St. Peter’s Church, Brighton

Free communal lunch for halls’ students Christmas Day (25 December)
The Residential Wellbeing Team are coordinating a free communal lunch on Christmas Day in each of the halls for students that are staying over the festive period.  If you would like to find out more and book your place, please email the Residential Wellbeing Team – before Wednesday 15th December.

The Snow Queen 29 – 30 December, 6:30pm
Beautiful ballet at the Brighton Dome, Brighton.

Events on now throughout the Christmas holidays

Brighton Christmas market with 5 Christmas-themed zones Open until 31 December
Held in Valley Gardens, Old Steine, St Peters Church, Brighton

Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink Open until 9 January 2022
Royal Pavilion, Brighton, BN1 1FN

Ice Skating at Worthing Ice Rink Open until 27 February 2022
At Steyne Gardens, Worthing, BN11 3DT

Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park London Open until 3 January 2022
Please note you need to book in advance. A Christmas market with stalls, ice skating, bars, fairground rides etc .

Ice Skating at Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink open until 9 January 2022
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU

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Robin Coleman • 2 December 2021

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