brighton christmas festival returns

Christmas is calling and your, um, presents is requested… Yep, if Christmas isn’t an excuse to bring out all the terrible puns, we don’t know what is. And, festivities are coming to the city in a Big Way this year, courtesy of the return of the Brighton Christmas Festival.

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It’s a city-wide event, with several venues taking part, but the main hubs of the action are at St Peter’s Plaza and the Old Steine. There will be a big wheel as part of a funfair and a traditional-style Christmas market – think everything from Brighton’s best hot chocolates and festive fodder to Christmassy creations from some of the city’s best makers, including some Viking drinking horns. Perfect for knocking the German beers back!

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But wait – there’s myrrh (sorry, not sorry): there’s also an Apres-Ski area – hello, mulled wine, Bratwurst and live music from local artists; Santa’s Grotto (best avoided if you’re Claus-trophobic, obvs), and plenty of Christmas party nights and family-friendly shows across the city like the Elf Express.

Christmas? They’re sleigh-in’ it.

St Peter’s Plaza, Brighton
Friday, 18th November – Saturday, 24th December, 2022; free entry; open every day, midday to 9pm Monday to Thursday (food and bar stalls until 11pm) and midday to 10pm Friday to Sunday (food and bar stalls to midnight). The festival will open at 1pm on the opening day