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Brighton Christmas 2022: The festive fun to discover

There’s something special about getting in the festive spirit when December arrives. The smell of cinnamon, cloves and roasting chestnuts in the air along with the nostalgic sound of holiday songs has the power to transform a town overnight.

Whether you love exploring the markets or your heart beats faster when the Christmas lights are switched on, Brighton has something to make you feel jolly. We’ve rounded up some of the best festive fun to discover. 

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Brighton Christmas Festival & Market 2022

Brighton Christmas Festival has plenty to offer, so you can indulge in festive drinks with your friends or take the kids for a fun-filled day out – you’re sure to find something to suit. Browse the stalls at the Christmas market and pick up some tasty snacks or head to the Après Ski Alpine Lodge Bar for a bev or two. 

With family shows and live entertainment also on the agenda, Brighton Christmas Festival is the place to go to feel jolly. The festival will run from Friday 25th November to Sunday 18th December 2022.

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Christmas wreath-making workshops in Brighton

Why buy a festive wreath for your home when you could make your own? Between Two Thorns in Brighton will be running several workshops on creating a Christmas wreath from scratch. You’ll start by learning the basics of wreath making and then the fun will begin, as you adorn your own design with cinnamon sticks, pinecones and other festive pieces. 

The workshops are available to book between 26th November and 17th December 2022.

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Brighton Christmas Lights 

The moment when a town’s Christmas lights are turned on is when it truly begins to feel festive, and the Brighton Christmas lights are no exception. Wrap up warm and gather your friends and family to experience the joy and excitement of the occasion.  

Along with illuminating the city, last year’s event involved performances and a raffle, the proceeds of which were donated to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. The date the lights will be switched on hasn’t been revealed yet, but keep your eyes peeled because you won’t want to miss it!

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Celebrate Christmas at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

A magnificent piece of Brighton’s heritage, the Royal Pavilion is a sight to behold – even more so at Christmas time. Admire the sparkling art deco design, enjoy the beautiful music and explore countless Georgian desserts in the spectacular banqueting room. 

Make your way through the illuminated garden and you’ll find the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, decked with reflections of twinkling lights and Christmas trees. An onsite shop offers merchandise for the occasion and there’s a rink-side bar and café where you can grab a mulled wine or a bite to eat to stay cosy.

If you fancy trying some of these exciting Christmas events, Brighton is the place to be. Book your train tickets with Southern today!



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