Christmas shows and activities Brighton and Hove 2017
21st December 2017
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Celebrate the festive season in style with many family friendly events for all ages.

For Pantomime listings, see this article:

Christmas Pantomimes in Brighton and Sussex



Royal Pavilion Ice Rink and Restaurant 
Experience a wonderful day at the Royal Pavilion with its Ice Rink.
When: Saturday 4th November - Sunday 14th January
Times: 10.00am - 10.15pm
Venue: Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton 
Tickets: various
Brighton Christmas Market
Come to Jubilee Square with 22 exciting and creative stallholders, snow machines and for the first time there will be a Santas Grotto
When: Friday 17th November - Saturday 23rd December
Times: various
Venue: Jubilee Square in Brighton
Christmas at the Royal Pavilion
Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion.
When: Saturday 18th November - Tuesday 2nd January
Times: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Royal Pavilion, Brighton 
Phone: 0300 029 0902
Tickets: Adult £13.00, Child (5-15) £7.50
Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival
Visiting Open Houses offers the chance to meet the artists and to buy work directly from them.
When: Saturday 25th November - Sunday 10th December
Times: 8.00am - 23.00pm
Venue: various venues in Brighton
Santa Flights
Santa and his Elf will be on board special flights on the British Airways i360 pod in the run-up to Christmas, meeting families and giving presents to children.
When: Friday 1st December - Sunday 24th December
Times: selected Times
Venue: British Airways i360Lower Kings Road, Brighton
Phone: 0333 772 0360
Tickets: Children £5.00 - £10.00
Brighton Music Hall and Beach Igloos' Masked Carnival Ball
Feast on a three course banquet or sumptuous buffet in your snug igloo but beware the Midnight Robber magician as he plays trickery at your table.
When: Friday 1st December - Saturday 23rd December
Times: 7.00pm - 2.00am
Venue: 127 Kings Rd Arches, Brighton 
Phone: 02173 985552
Tickets: £15.00 - £50.00
Santa Sunday Lunches
Special Sunday lunches featuring a fantastic festive menu. Includes a visit from Father Christmas and a gift for the kids. 
When: Sunday 3rd December; Sunday 10th December; Sunday 17th December
Times: 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Brighton and Hove Albion FC American Express Community  Stadium,Village Way, Brighton
Phone: 01273 878272
Tickets: £25.00 per adult, £12.50 per child
The Messiah by Patrick Barlow
Come to the New Venture Theatre to watch the reenactment of the Christmas story.
When: Friday 8th December - Saturday 16th December
Times: 7.45pm
Venue: New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton
Phone: 01273746118
Tickets: from £7.00
Christmas Street Food and Makers Market 
Brighthelm Centre invites you to join their Christmas market with  a wide range of over 40 of our best independent street food and handmade traders from around Sussex.
When: Saturday, 9th December
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
VenueBrighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton
01273 821512
Sussex Symphony Orchestra - Gala Christmas Concert
A great selection of classics, including excerpts from 'The Nutcracker Suite', our own vision of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.
When: Saturday 9th December
Times: 7.30pm- 9.30pm
Venue: All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove
Phone: 01273 733331
Tickets: £5.00 - £15.00
Brighton and Hove Schools' Concert
A massed choir of over 1200 voices from the City's Primary, Junior and Special Schools will come together to sing seasonal songs.
When: Monday 11th December
Times: 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton
Phone: 0844 847 1515
Tickets: £4.50 - £13.00
Christmas Queens
Join us for a festive extravaganza as Christmas Queens returns to the UK.
When: Tuesday 12th December 
Time: 7.30pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton
Phone: 01273 290 131
Tickets: from £39.05
A Christmas Carol at The Spire
Scrooge Inspired! A Christmas Carol returns to The Spire.
When: Wednesday 13th December - Thursday 28th December
Times: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
VenueThe Spire, Eastern Road, Brighton
Phone: 07776 135621
Tickets: £10.00 - £15.00
Fagin's Twist: Hip-Hop meets Dickens in a Christmas show for all the family! 
You think you know Oliver Twist? Experience the re-imagination of Dickens' classic by a contemporary hip hop dance show.
When: Thursday 14th, Friday 15th December, Saturday 16th December
Times: Thursday and Friday: 7.00pm; Saturday: 3.30pm and 7.00pm
Venue: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Phone: 01273 678822
Tickets: £10.00 - £12.00
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The Big Christmas Singalong
Expect all the Christmas classics as well as a chance to join in and be part of this unique, feel-good event.
When: Friday 15th December
Time: 7.30pm- 10.00pm
Venue: Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton
Phone: 01273 709 709
Tickets: £8.00 - £12.00
Burning the Clocks
Locals get together to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year.
When: Thursday 21st December
Time: 6.30pm - 7.15pm
Venue: New Road/ City Centre of Brighton
Phone: 01273 571106
The Treason Show: That Was The Year That Was 2017!
Say goodbye to a crazy 2017 and usher in an even crazier 2018 with the UK's biggest and best live satirical sketch show.
When: Sunday 31st December
Time: 9.30pm - 11.30pm
Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Phone:01273 464440
Tickets: £27
The Snow Queen
Enjoy a night at Brighton Dome with Hans Christian Andersen's festive fairy-tale ballet.
When: Friday 29th December - Saturday 30th December
Times: 2.30pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton
Phone: 01273 709 709
Tickets: £10, £12.50, £16, £19.50, half price under 16s
Holiday on Ice
Experience the wonder of a brand new world of music, light and visual effects in a trail-blazing Holiday on Ice extravaganza. 
When: Friday 5th January - Sunday 14th January
Times: 8.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton
Phone: 01273 290 131
Tickets: various

Check out some of our other popular Articles and Guides for  this time of year:

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Christmas craft fairs and markets in Brighton and Hove 

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