What’s Going on in the Chichester Area - December 11 – 18
7th December 2015
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Christmas is quickly heading our way, and shoppers are busy purchasing their treasured gifts and wrapping them up in pretty bows and strings. Kitchens are offering tantalizing aromas of Christmas baking, and homes are being filled with Christmas cheer.

To find a festive flair on your social activites, take a look at these hand-picked events going on in the area this week.

We hope you enjoy these festive events!!

Thursday,  December 10 and 17

Chichester Late Night Shopping - Many of our City centre shops are open late for you to enjoy your shopping in Chichester .



On now until Sunday, December 13 – Pallant House Gallery is exhibiting the winning works of art from the entire UK National Open Art competition.




Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13

Meet Green Father Christmas  at the Weald & Downland Museum - We are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter).

Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas will be selecting presents from a large wooden chest to give to each child that he meets. Every child will receive a traditional wooden toy wrapped in brown paper and string.

Old Winter will need to be seen by appointment and tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit – please call the Courses team on 01243 811021 to book or email courses@wealddown.co.uk.



Saturday, December 12

Littlehampton Carnival Christmas Fun Day - Visit the High Street between 10am – 4pm for live entertainment and plenty of festive fun for all the family. On the day there will be Stalls, Rides a Tombola, Roasted Chestnuts, Carol Singing as well as visits from Hampton Hedgehog and Father Christmas!



Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13

Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens - Children can enjoy the magic of telling Father Christmas their secret wishes in his grotto in the historic Apple Store in the award-winning West Dean Gardens.



Saturday, December 12 - Jazz Jingle Night –  Celebrate Christmas at Bracklesham Barn with the George Regis Jazz Band



For Christmas indulgences in melodic Carol Singing and Services:


Friday, December 11 – Chichester Cathedral Carol Services – Two services are conducted today for carol singing services featuring the Seaford College choir.



Saturday, December 12 – Carol Singing around the Parish – St. Wilfrid’s Church - Meet outside St. Wilfrid's Church to sing around the parish ending at the Baptist Church.



Monday, December 14 – Chichester Cathedral Carol Service featuring Chichester High Schools for Girls & Boys.



Tuesday, December 15 – Chichester Cathedral Carol Service – Two carol services today featuring the Prebendal School choir and the Bishop Luffa School choir.



Thursday, December 17 – Chichester Cathedral Carol Service  featuring the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.



Warm wishes to all of you throughout this holiday season and please remember to Buy Local.


When you visit an independent local business, you……………

- Keep more money in your local economy

- Celebrate the uniqueness of your community

- Support local jobs

- Help the environment

- Encourage community

- Conserve your tax dollars

- Benefit from our expertise

- Invest in entrepreneurship

- Make this community a destination








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