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Christmas in Eastbourne

Christmas in Eastbourne

Christmas breaks and festive shopping events for Eastbourne, East Sussex

Visit Eastbourne this Christmas for festive fun! Hit the shops and festive markets for unique Christmas presents and fun filled shopping events, and enjoy some late winter festivities in Eastbourne in the South Downs National Park. Dine out in the evening with one of our special offers and enjoy top entertainment with festive concerts, ballet and the highly acclaimed Eastbourne pantomime!

Your Guide to December in Eastbourne

Download Our Free Advent Calendar 2016

Coca-cola Christmas Truck

Download or print out our free festive advent calendar for your guide to what's on this Christmas.  With an idea for every day and 'don't miss' moments, make special memories this Christmas with VisitEastbourne.

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Visit Us at the TIC

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Mon 19 - Wed 21 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

Christmas Fun Activities!

Christmas Maze

Kids, get ready for the when Father Christmas comes to visit with these Christmas inspired games and puzzles.

Take on the Christmas wordsearch and see if you can find every one, test your festive knowledge with our fun quiz or how about helping reunite Father Christmas with his Reindeer!

Christmas Maze

Christmas Word Search

Events in Eastbourne this Christmas

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Eastbourne Banstand

Christmas Market

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 3 - Sun 18 Dec 2016

This year the Eastbourne Christmas market promises to come back even bigger and better than the popular fledgling first year Christmas market last December.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

Old Town

Motcombe Village Christmas Fair

Old Town

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Christmas fair in Old Town, Eastbourne is back with more seasonal cheer. A historical feel with character offering old time fair rides, Santa, morris dancers, market stalls with local produce, choirs, mulled wine and hot chestnuts.

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Neon Noel is the culmination of this year’s Christmas lights spectacular in Eastbourne with a fantastic light, visual and audio display in a special luminale show, projected onto the Town Hall clock tower.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Devonshire Park Theatre

Fri 9 Dec 2016 - Sun 15 Jan 2017

Mirror Mirror on the wall, a perfect panto for one and all... Nothing is more dangerous than a paranoid Wicked Queen! Even our favourite Dame's vanishing cream can't make her jealousy disappear.

The Sussex Santa Experience

The Sussex Santa Experience

Spring Barn Farm Park

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Meet the head elf at the entrance to the magical Winter Wonderland, and listen carefully for your instructions on how to find Santa…but wait, there are a couple of things you must do first...

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Drusillas Park

Sat 19 Nov 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations daily with over 50,000 lights in an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. For accurate up to date information on prices please visit the website.

Christmas with the Salvation Army

Christmas with the Salvation Army

Royal Hippodrome

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Christmas starts here with the annual carol concert by the Eastbourne Citadel Salvation Army. Featuring all our musical sections and special guests Peter and Sylvia Dalziel, formerly of the sixties Salvation Army pop group "The Joystrings"

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Tue 13 - Wed 14 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

The Osmonds

Andy Williams' Christmas Extravaganza 2016

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 15 Dec 2016

An amazing opportunity to see an extravaganza of a show - but this time in the intimate surroundings of a smaller venue where you can feel closer to the performers.

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 16 - Mon 19 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Dec 2016

Neon Noel is the culmination of this year’s Christmas lights spectacular in Eastbourne with a fantastic light, visual and audio display in a special luminale show, projected onto the Town Hall clock tower.

The Sussex Santa Experience

The Sussex Santa Experience

Spring Barn Farm Park

Fri 16 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

Meet the head elf at the entrance to the magical Winter Wonderland, and listen carefully for your instructions on how to find Santa…but wait, there are a couple of things you must do first...

Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala

Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala

Congress Theatre

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Once again this favourite festive Christmas special comes to Eastbourne with the ever popular British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presenting wonderful Viennese, Strauss and Christmas music.

Coca-Cola Truck Tour

Coca-Cola Truck Tour

Eastbourne Town Centre

Sat 17 Dec 2016

Have your photo taken alongside the iconic red Coca-Cola truck this Christmas - as seen on TV! Plus free coke giveaways and a Winter Wonderland attraction.

Southern Youth Ballet

Southern Youth Ballet: The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Congress Theatre

Sun 18 Dec 2016

This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and to celebrate this occasion Southern Youth Ballet are performing a full-length ballet involving all of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters .

Take a guess and take your treat!

Bauble Bonanza

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

This Christmas season, the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be running a Christmas Competition that is fun for all ages.

Post Your Christmas Wishlists!

Letters to Father Christmas

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

Mon 19 - Wed 21 Dec 2016

This year the Tourist Information Centre will also be providing a new ‘Letters to Father Christmas’ service.

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 21 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Chistmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert with Eastbourne Silver Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 25 Dec 2016

A popular and longstanding tradition, Eastbourne Silver Band under the directorship of Geoff Broom entertains you with over an hour of festive tunes

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert with Ray Campbell Dance Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 26 Dec 2016

With The Ray Campbell Dance Band The popular and longstanding tradition of our FREE Boxing Day Dance Concert FREE EVENT - No Ticket Required

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 26 Dec 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Boxing Day Tea Dance

Eastbourne's Boxing Day Tea Dance

Winter Gardens

Mon 26 Dec 2016

Dance off the Christmas excesses at the annual Boxing Day Tea Dance. Three hours of ballroom magic (including a well-deserved tea break!) will pass by in a whirlwind with a varied programme of live music, including some festive favourites,

Sunset Ceremony

New Years Day Concert - Ray Campbell Dance Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 1 Jan 2017

Have you enjoyed Christmas at the Bandstand? Why not join us to start off the New Year with a free Concert The Ray Campbell Dance Band will help us celebrate with a true New Year Spirit so why not join us from 11:00am - 12:30pm

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Jan 2017

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

BoHo Winter Light Festival

BoHo Winter Light Festival

Seaside Road

Sat 18 Nov 2017

A FREE festive event for all the community with sound stage, street entertainers, market stalls, arts and crafts, traditional children’s fairground and grotto. Plus children's lanterns in a Winter Light Procession.

Great Offers this Christmas

Shore View Hotel

Shore View Hotel

Christmas Market Break £39 per room

The Shore View Hotel is located on Marine Parade, with stunning views out over the English Channel and Eastbourne Pier.

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

The View Hotel

2 nights £42.50 per person (50% off)

Situated on the seafront with stunning panoramic views to all air conditioned public rooms. Many bedrooms have furnished balconies. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere in modern purpose built surroundings.

The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

10% off 3 nights or more this Christmas

A charming property of unique character. The Royal enjoys a prestigious seafront location,close to the Pier and within easy strolling distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are bright and clean with modern facilities and panoramic sea views.

The Hydro Hotel

Hydro Hotel

10% discount + Tea & Mince Pies

Situated on the South Cliff, the Hydro Hotel enjoys spectacular sea views from a unique garden setting. The outdoor pool, putting and croquet are always popular in the summer.

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