With the festive period approaching, there are some wonderful seasonal events here in West Sussex to look forward to. Whether you are looking for a more relaxing Christmas shopping experience, entertainment or great festive food, here are some events to get you into the spirit.
It can be hectic fitting everything into the pre-Christmas period, but one absolute must is to take some time out for yourself. Should you need any further excuse to head our way for a well-earned escape (however), we have a range of fantastic Christmas meals and short break offers to help you relax and celebrate at this busy time of year.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Christmas Market 2015 (Sat/Sun Nov 14th & 15th)
From hot chestnuts to Christmas carols, the annual Christmas bash at this popular Sussex attraction is a heart warming affair with plenty to provide visitors with a nostalgic slice of seasonal cheer. Artisan gifts and foods are a particular feature, while kids will love seeing the animals and the stalls have good potential when looking for gifts for (fussy) relatives. This year also has a very special guest in the form of TV star, woodsman and crafts revivalist Ben Law, who will be present on Sunday 15th both demonstrating and signing copies of his new book Woodland Craft. Entry is just £5 and you can find more info HERE.
Midhurst Christmas Street Party 2015 (12th December, Market Square, Midhurst)
With no shortage of lights, action and merriment, this annual event has street entertainers, Christmas stalls and more for an enjoyable evening. Live jazz and Samba music should keep toes tapping, while there are also lots of things to do for families and younger guests (, just around the corner from us here in Midhurst). More details HERE.
Chichester Christmas Market 2015 (5th-13th December 2015)
A great festive fair in Sussex for any lovers of all things crafty, creative, tasty and unusual, this event continues to grow and thrive thanks to a great festive location on “The Cross” and a wealth of great stalls with edibles, gifts, decorations and much more to add some sparkle to your Christmas. This is a great day out for shopping, while the historic town is a charming place in its own right at this time of year. More details HERE.
Music at Chichester Cathedral (various dates in Nov & Dec)
Nothing conveys the true spirit of Christmas like organ music in a beautiful historic setting. Fans of classical and choral music are in for a treat this winter at Chichester Cathedral, with a whole host of lunchtime and evening performances scheduled. From Brahms to Chopin, a whole season of wonderful music awaits. Entry is free, although we would heartily recommend a generous donation to the cathedral to show your appreciation. See the full line-up HERE.
Christmas Dinners, Lunches and Events at Park House
What could be better than an expertly cooked festive meal with all the trimmings in the company of family, friends or workmates? Come and have a meal in a fantastic Christmas setting at Park House and with no preparation or washing up to worry about. With fine food and excellent service, Park House is a wonderful Christmas party venue in West Sussex.
For the ultimate Christmas breather, you could also escape to Park House for one of our delightful Christmas breaks. See our special festive events section for more details.