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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 2017

Neon Noel

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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Bauble Bonanza

Bauble Bonanza

Fri 1 - Fri 22 Dec 2017

Get involved in Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre's Bauble Bonanza to be in for a chance of winning an Eastbourne theatre voucher and a goody bag full of prizes! It's completely FREE and kids get a treat just for taking part!

Letters to Father Christmas

Letters to Father Christmas

Fri 1 - Thu 21 Dec 2017

Bring your letters to Father Christmas into the Tourist Information Centre on Cornfield Road and pop them into our North Pole Express Post Box.

Christmas Wrapping

Christmas Wrapping Service

Tue 5 - Fri 22 Dec 2017

Too many presents to wrap?! Bring your gifts into the Tourist Information Centre and let us take the pressure off! Drop off your presents, choose your paper and we will have it wrapped in no time. Prices: Small £1, Medium £2 and Large £3.

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

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

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.

Bauble Bonanza

Bauble Bonanza

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA

Fri 1 - Fri 22 Dec 2017

Get involved in Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre's Bauble Bonanza to be in for a chance of winning an Eastbourne theatre voucher and a goody bag full of prizes! It's completely FREE and kids get a treat just for taking part!

Letters to Father Christmas

Letters to Father Christmas

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA

Fri 1 - Thu 21 Dec 2017

Bring your letters to Father Christmas into the Tourist Information Centre on Cornfield Road and pop them into our North Pole Express Post Box.

Sovereign Shines (Photo Credit Dave Clare)

Sovereign Shines 2017

Sovereign Harbour, Sovereign Harbour, Pacific Drive, Eastbourne, BN23 5BJ

Sat 2 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

This Christmas, The Waterfront businesses, local harbour residents, boat owners, the Yacht Club, the Berth Holders Association and Premier Marinas have all got together to make Sovereign Harbour REALLY shine.

Christmas at Alfriston Clergy House

Christmas through the ages

Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Nr Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TL

Sat 2 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Come along and see how Alfriston Clergy House would have celebrated Christmas throughout its 650 year history.

Woodland Christmas

'Rewards and Fairies' woodland Christmas

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Discover the magic of Kipling's 'Rewards and Fairies' in the house and garden with our woodland Christmas theme.

Christmas Sale

Christmas Art Sale

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TL

Fri 8 - Fri 29 Dec 2017

In time for Christmas, choose a present from a variety of original paintings and artworks donated, for the benefit of raising funds for the charitable Eastbourne Arts Centre, from private collections.

Christmas

Christmas

Enterprise Shopping Centre, 1 Station Parade, Eastbourne, E. Sussex, BN21 1BD

Sat 9 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

The Enterprise Centre has pulled out all the stops this December for a magical Christmas experience.

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Eastbourne Town Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3NL

Sat 9 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join us, as this years popular Christmas Market finds a new home in Terminus Road and the Enterprise Centre

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Little Chelsea, Grove Road & South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Neon Noel looks set to return with another Christmas lights spectacular luminale in Eastbourne.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Enterprise Shopping Centre, 1 Station Parade, Eastbourne, E. Sussex, BN21 1BD

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Come and enjoy breakfast with Santa , Mrs Claus and the elves at The Enterprise Shopping Centre this Christmas!

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Neville Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3GD

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch. Come and visit Santa in his grotto.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Eastbourne Arndale Centre, Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3NW

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Every weekend in December including Friday 22nd, children will also have the opportunity to write their own postcard to Santa telling him what their Christmas wishes are.

World War 2 Christmas

World War 2 Christmas Weekend

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3Q

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Escape the mayhem of Christmas in the relaxing surroundings of Michelham. Discover the fascinating history of Christmas and how it was celebrated during the World War Two period, when Michelham hosted evacuees from London.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Christmas Concert

Royal Hippodrome, 112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3PF

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Come join the Salvation Army as they bring their annual Christmas carol Concert back to the Royal Hippodrome.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Royal Hippodrome, 112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3PF

Mon 18 - Wed 20 Dec 2017

On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents

Christmas

Christmas

Enterprise Shopping Centre, 1 Station Parade, Eastbourne, E. Sussex, BN21 1BD

Wed 20 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

The Enterprise Centre has pulled out all the stops this December for a magical Christmas experience.

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Neville Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY

Thu 21 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3GD

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Santa will be visiting us at Knockhatch. Come and visit Santa in his grotto.

Great Offers this Christmas

The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

3 nights for the price of 2 - The Royal, 7 nights for the price of 6 - The Royal

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.

Albany (Lions) Hotel

Albany Lions Hotel

10% off 2 Nights or more

Albany (Lions) Hotel is a newly rated 3 star hotel following extensive refurbishment. Situated in the heart of the seafront very close to the theatres and shopping centre. Seaview restaurant, sun lounge and an entertainment programme.

Mansion (Lions) Hotel

Mansion Lions Hotel

10% off 2 Nights or more

The Mansion (Lions) Hotel is situated directly on the seafront. We have bar and restaurant facilities and we are open to non-residents.

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