Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? With the most wonderful time of the year creeping up on us, there’s no better time to start planning how you can make the most of the holiday season in Brighton this year. 

What we lack in snow as a city, we certainly make up for in festive spirit. With more events than you can shake a snowglobe at, we’ve wrapped up the best winter events Brighton has to offer:


Brighton Christmas Festival: November 18th – December 24th

Brighton Christmas Festival is a festive force to be reckoned with this year with an all-new Après-Ski Bar open daily until late.

Enjoy live entertainment and festive-themed tipples as you look over Brighton’s buzzing Christmas Market, full to the brim with unique products and trinkets from local and global stallholders.

Brighton Christmas festival also brings family panto Aladdin to the Brighton Centre, with The Elf Express for the younger audience taking place at the city’s fantastic Ironworks venue. 

Into something more modern this festive season? How about a virtual reality sleigh ride at St Peter’s Plaza – Brighton Christmas Festival really has something for everyone this year and is not to be missed! We’ll meet you by the mulled wine…

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Santa experiences at Brighton i360: 3rd – 24th December 

Santa Experience Brighton i360

Santa in the Sky

Looking to meet the big man himself this Christmas? Brighton i360 brings the magic and then some to a family-friendly Santa Experience and at brrrrilliant value!

Take to the skies above the city in our giant glass pod this December and meet Santa and his cheeky Elves 138m above the winter cityscape…you’ll be laughing all the way!

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For the ultimate festive family experience, why not book our Breakfast & Santa Experience? 

This festive experience includes a hot breakfast and Christmas craft activity for children, followed by a journey on the pod above the city, and a gift from Santa for every child.

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Royal Pavillion Ice Rink: October 29th – January 8th 2023

Not only is the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink quite the historical sight to behold, (even named the ‘UK’s most picturesque Ice Rink’) but is also powered entirely by green energy – now that, we’re a fan of. (no pun intended)

You’ll have 45 minutes on the ice to show the skaters of Brighton what you’re made of – Triple Lutz included… (think Dancing on Ice)

Layback Spin feeling a little rusty? There’s a rink-side bar & kitchen as well as spectator areas for those winter wallflowers. 

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Winter solstice sunrise experience at Brighton i360 21st December 

Winter Solstice Sunrise Experience Brighton i360

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience this December? Start the count down to Christmas Day by capturing the sun rise over Brighton on the shortest day of the year – did we mention you’ll be 450ft in the sky in our festive-themed viewing pod?

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Planning a Christmas event?

Brighton i360 private pod hire

Did you know private pod hire is just £5.13 per person when filled to capacity of 175 people? If you’re looking to host a Christmas event with wow factor, it doesn’t get better than a festive pod flight above Brighton’s skyline for just you and your guests! Get in touch now!