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Some of the best Christmas markets in Sussex for 2018

PUBLISHED: 09:49 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:49 27 November 2018

Brighton Clock Tower by Dominic Alves (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/96bybq

Brighton Clock Tower by Dominic Alves (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/96bybq


With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Sussex

Farlington - 18 November

Head to Farlington School between 11am and 3pm for your Christmas shopping with dozens of professional and school stands including bespoke and original hand-made gifts.


South of England Showground - 24-25 November

The South of England Showground is transformed into a winter wonderland. Highlights include a giant snow globe, chocolate workshop, vintage carousel, Santa in his magical grotto, plus new clothing, accessories, gifts and greetings pavilions. And stock up the Christmas table with more than 60 food stalls. Adults £6, concessions £5, under 16s free with a paying adult.


Eastbourne - 30 November-23 December

Taking place on the town’s high street, this market celebrates the festive period with local produce, artisan crafts and more handmade items.


Petworth - 1 December

Make your way to Market Square and Leconfield Hall and enjoy entertainment, meet Father Christmas and watch the live nativity. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm.


Horsham - From 1 December

Taking place across multiple dates in December (click here for details) , Horsham’s Christmas market offers up plenty of festive entertainment and live music along with a good range of food, drink and gifts.


Brighton Palace Pier - 1-2 December

Taking place in Horatio’s Bar on Brighton’s Palace Pier is the annual Christmas market. Open 10am to 5pm each day, head along to pick up gifts and more festive items.


Rye - 8 December

An ever-popular Christmas event, Rye’s Christmas Festival kicks off at 11am and is sure to be full of delightful festivities, with the procession kicking off at 4.30pm.


Chichester - 8-16 December

Hosted by Woodland Crafts, this nine day market taking place on North Street and East Street features crafts, decorations, gifts and festive food and drink.



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