Your complete guide to having an excellent Christmas holiday in Brighton

If you have never heard of Brighton, where have you been hiding? Sussex’s vibrant city has long been a popular tourist spot for all ages. The colourful nature of the region is something that has attracted all types of people from far and wide. The ambience is delightful and the people are full of fun. And, that is without even mentioning the wealth of places to visit and activities to enjoy whilst in the area. The nightlife is electric, the art galleries bring the personality, the seaside is special and the shops are one of a kind. What’s not to love?


Christmas Ice Rink Brighton Royal Pavilion
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Well, when it comes to the festive period in Brighton, you can take all of the fun and excitement on offer and times it by ten. Yes, it is hard to believe that the city could get better, but it does! If you are looking to make Christmas special this year then why not consider taking a trip to the incredible city? This is assured to make your Christmas one you will never forget. There are lots of stunning self-catering cottages which provide the perfect base. They are traditional and filled to the brim with personality. Their warm and cosy quality makes them ideal for the festive period.

One of the best things about visiting Brighton during the month of December is the fact that there are so many great events taking place. This will get you in the Christmas mood. Even the biggest Scrooge will feel the festive spirit once they have experienced a day or two in Brighton. So, let’s take a look at some of the best events worth incorporating into your trip…

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India Gate, Pavilion Gardens, Brighton in Snow
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  • Christmas Market, The Worthing Dome– This event takes place on Sunday December 1st. What better way to kick off the festive season? You will be able to get your hands on some really special Christmas gifts. The Maker’s Market presents to you everything from unique designs, to food, to art, to accessories, to jewellery, to home wares, to handmade gifts. You will be spoilt for choice.
  • Single’s Christmas Party, Lala’s – Do you need a date in time for Christmas? If so, then this event is just the thing for you. On Saturday 7th December get yourself down to Lala’s and pick up that lovely lady or gorgeous guy you have been dreaming about. Christmas could come early this year if you play your cards right.
  • Comedy Christmas Cracker, The Funky Fish Club – Who doesn’t like to laugh? Start your Christmas off with lots of giggles at The Funky Fish Club on Friday 13th December. It may be unlucky for some, but at least you will be laughing about it if you go to the Comedy Christmas Cracker event.
  • The Christmas Party when the Soul Survivors meet Papillon, The View – Last but not least we have the ultimate Christmas party taking place a week later on Friday 20th December. The Soul Survivors and the Papillon Jazz Funk’n’Soul crew collide. Get ready to dance the night away!

If you take a trip to Brighton this December you are guaranteed to start off your Christmas in style!