Christmas in Sussex

See our guide to what’s on this Christmas in Sussex, plus ideas for festive things to do and activities!

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christmas starsChristmas Markets

It wouldn’t be Christmas without visiting a Christmas market so why not visit some of the below suggestions?

Chichester has a Christmas market each year right in the centre of the city with lots of unique gifts and food and drink.

Petworth is always magical at Christmas, with an annual event with carol singers, food, drink and other stalls and window displays.

Brighton Christmas Festival – Christmas Market and Après-Ski Bar.

petworth at christmas

Family Activities

There are many Christmas events at National Trust properties in Sussex – some of them we have enjoyed include Standen and Petworth but each National Trust has their own events and they are always decorated so festively!

Standen House has a Christmas Wishes Family Trail and Twilights at Standen, where you can listen to local choirs and visit the house in the evening as it is festively decorated!

Visit Bodiam from 25th November for Christmas at Bodiam, with festive lights and you can also find Father Christmas’s sleigh in the courtyard as well as a festive trail.

Visit the National Trust website for more details on Christmas events at all the National Trust properties in Sussex and full details.

Standen National Trust House

Ice Skating

Try ice skating this Christmas in Sussex!

Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Worthing Ice Rink Steyne Gardens

Eastbourne Lightning Fibre’s Ice Rink

ice rink


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