There are many things to do in Brighton this Christmas, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites…

From skating under the glow of the Pavilion, to taking the kids to see Santa up in the i360 and a special festive exhibition in the Brighton Museum, there are so many things to do in Brighton this Christmas…

Get your skates on at the Pavilion Ice Rink

Things to do in Brighton this Christmas

There is nothing like a festive skate to get you in the Christmas spirit and the Royal Pavilion offers you the perfect setting. Set against the stunning Regency Pleasure Palace amid trees dripping with twinkling fairy lights, it is open every day and the perfect way to round off your Christmas shopping. Once you’ve finished, warm up and watch your fellow skaters in the Rinkside restaurant and bar with a mulled wine or hot chocolate topped with fluffy marshmallows. Book your tickets and find out more information here.

Take the family to the Pantomime

Things to do in Brighton this Christmas

“On no he isn’t!” “Oh yes he is!” Anyone familiar with panto will know what a great pastime this is to get everyone in the family involved and feeling Christmassy. This year be sure to head to the Brighton Hilton for a special Christmas panto Jack in the Beanstalk. The show will run from the 20th-29th December and there is also a Christmas Fayre for those with ticket holders to buy festive treats and last minute Christmas presents. Tickets are available now and sure to be snapped up, so get yours here now!

Get in the Christmas spirit at the Royal Pavilion

Things to do in Brighton this Christmas

The Royal Pavilion are offering the chance to get into the festive spirit with a Christmas experience. Head to their spectacular Banqueting Room where the table is laid with Georgian style desserts and the palace is transformed with festive decorations and glittering trees. Be sure to visit the Music Room to create Christmas photos on a replica of Queen Victoria’s sleigh to remember the special day! While you’re there, head to Brighton Museum for an exclusive Snowman Exhibition – you can find out more here!

See Santa in the sky with the I360 Santa grotto

Things to do in Brighton this Christmas

Take your kids Father Christmas meeting experience to all new heights with a Santa Flight on the British Airways i360 this Christmas. Take a leisurely ride 450ft in the air and make magical memories with your family as you share their wish lists with Santa and take plenty of photos to keep and cherish. Each child will receive a special Christmas gift to take home. Flights are available at 2.30pm and 3.30pm on select dates between Saturday 1st and Monday 24th December 2018. See more info and book here.

See the burning of the clocks

Things to do in brighton this Christmas
Photograph taken by Simon Dack

Taking place on the 21st December 2018, the Burning of the Clocks is an annual community event bringing the whole city together to mark the shortest day of the year. Head down to watch locals make paper and willow lanterns which are then paraded through the city. At the end of the parade, the lanterns are passed into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach to token the end of the year. Find out more here.

Which of our top things to do in Brighton this Christmas will you be going to? Let us know in the comments below!


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