Although there are several huge Christmas celebrations taking place around the UK this year, nowhere is more cosy, festive and cheerful than Brighton Christmas Market. It’s a great complement to the independent shopping experience at The Lanes while also being a family-friendly day out. In this guide, you’ll find the latest market dates, opening times and locations.
During Christmas in Brighton, there’s a huge focus on live entertainment, street artists and buskers, adding to the warm and lively atmosphere that Brighton is known for. You might also want to attend Brighton’s Après Ski Lodge, the Elf Express or the Brighton Family Panto with Aladdin.
Brighton Christmas Market 2022
This year the Christmas market is located at St Peter’s Church Plaza and Richmond Square, two adjoining squares between St Peter’s Church and Valley Gardens. There are Christmas lights and decorations throughout the city and the ice rink is located at the Royal Pavilion.
Brighton Christmas Market dates: 25th November to 18th December 2022.
Opening times: 11am to 7pm. Closes at 6pm on Sundays.
Location: St Peter’s Church Plaza and Richmond Square, two adjoining squares in Brighton.
Reason to visit: In addition to the Christmas market you can see the beautiful Christmas lights at The Lanes and Valley Gardens, go skating at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink and relax at the Apres Ski Lodge.
Recommended tour: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket – Skip the line with this ticket to Brighton’s most popular attraction.
Specialities: Products from artisan bakers, markers, brewers, distillers and confectioners. There are also several charity chalets.
Where to stay: Blok-74 located in The Lanes, just across from Brighton Beach.
Hotels near Brighton Christmas Market
Brighton is the UK’s most popular beachside city. The incredibly popular Brighton Lanes is where you’ll find some of the best independent boutique stores in the country and a huge variety of places to eat out or go for a drink. This is where I recommend staying when in Brighton.
I suggest staying at Blok-74 as it’s right in The Lanes, across from Brighton Beach and 8 minutes to the famous Royal Pavilion. The Christmas market is a 15-minute walk but there are regular buses that will get you there faster.
Alternatively, my guide to hotels near Brighton Christmas Market lists several other options for a short stay.
Location of Brighton Christmas Market
If you’re thinking of visiting more Christmas events this year, my guide to the best UK Christmas markets can help you decide where to go.
Visit Brighton has information regarding events and the best ways to experience Brighton at Christmas.
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. Try to implement these responsible travel measures when visiting the Christmas markets.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Be open to diverse cultures and experiences.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
- Visit fewer places but stay longer at each destination.
25th November to 18th December 2022.
The Christmas market is located between St Peter’s Church and Valley Gardens at St Peter’s Church Plaza and Richmond Square in central Brighton.
The Christmas market opens at 11am daily.
The Christmas market closes at 7pm, except on Sundays when it closes at 6pm.
Brighton Christmas Market goes for 24 days.
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