Christmas & New Year in Brighton

Seasonal Celebrations
Brighton offers a great variety of events, shopping and plenty of places to go for warming winter meals.

Christmas Events

There are many exciting events in Brighton during the festive season. Start your Christmas celebration at Brighton Dome with Christmas Concert played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brighton Festival Youth Choir. This annual family festive highlight is a joyful celebration of the best of Christmas songs and carols. The Royall Pavilion welcomes visitors to enjoy ice skating. It’s also a perfect spot for a romantic Christmas break. The Theatre Royal Brighton welcomes this festive season with shows such as That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show and Rick Wakeman.

icerink at royal pavilion
If you would like to celebrate Christmas with the community, join ‘Burning the Clock’ held on the 21st of December. The whole Brighton & Hove come together to celebrate the shortest day of the year and pass the lanterns into a bonfire on Brighton Beach. If you like traditional theatre you would enjoy a classic Christmas Carol at the Windmill.

Christmas Group Parties

Brighton’s hotels organise Christmas balls and parties. Mercure Hotel hosts Christmas Masquerade to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Hilton Brighton Metropole offers Christmas Rocks Party Nights with a vibrant party atmosphere including a tasty three-course festive meal and resident DJ. Booking is available from 10 to 500 guests. The music will feature the best rock & roll classics. Harbour Hotel Brighton will welcome you with their decked out Christmas parties. They will take care of you so you can focus on relaxing and enjoying the fun of the festivities.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Brighton is a great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Whether you enjoy celebrating in the nightclub, restaurant or the cocktail bar, Brighton is a hub of events on 31st of December. Brighton’s nightclubs organise fabulous parties to enjoy for all night. Whether you’re after commercial pop, retro, blues, hip hop or 80’s music you won’t be disappointed.
You can also enjoy the fresh seafood, plenty of wine and champagne at the vibrant atmosphere of Brighton’s restaurants. If you’re after a luxury event with a glamorous disposition, you will enjoy a private party at Brighton Hilton Metropole, the Coal Shed or Proud Country House.

Christmas Shopping

churchill square shopping centre shopping decoration
If you’re looking for unique presents, Brighton has hundreds of independent shops in The Lanes, the new Hannington Lanes, seafront arches and in the bohemian North Laine. The big name brands can be found at Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Marina.