Can’t-Miss Autumn & Winter Events in West Sussex

West Sussex boasts a whole host of autumn & winter events, including vibrant family firework displays, seasonal wine & dine events, and much more!

Practically every weekend is jam-packed with fun for everyone — whether you’re a family looking for a great day out, or a couple in need of a weekend escape.

Why not delve into our top 5 autumn & winter events that the whole family can make the most of below!

Festive christmas lights in the street

Head to a Bonfire & Firework Display

There are dozens of firework displays and events happening across West Sussex, from large to small – we’ve picked a couple of the best family friendly options for 2023.

Firework display on bonfire night

Worthing Pier Firework Display

When: 5th November 2023

Where: Worthing Pier

This FREE firework event will start from 6pm, with the fireworks being let off at 6:45pm at the end of the Pier. Come along with all the family to enjoy the child-friendly fair, or drop into one of the local restaurants opening for pre- and post-firework meals.

Visit a Christmas Market in Brighton

Shortly after the bonfire events come to an end, we will see the start of the ever-wonderful Christmas Market season. Discover festive goodies and delicious street food at a range of festive events.

Christmas market, winter wonderland and festive lights

Brighton Christmas Market

Where: Between St Peter’s Church and Valley Gardens.

When: Nov 18th – Dec 24th

One of the longest Christmas Markets in the Sussex area is the Brighton Christmas Market. There are going to be around 50 festive stalls, purpose-built entertainment venues for all the family to enjoy, live music, and, of course, Santa’s workshop! Brighton Christmas Festival is free for all attending, and there’s no need to book a ticket – just come along during the festive period with all your friends and family.

Enjoy a West Sussex Christmas Concert

Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, West Sussex

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year again, which means Christmas concerts are on their way! Kick off the festive season in style with a number of Christmas Concerts held at the Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex. 

You can expect an evening of classic carols and traditional music, giving you the best possible range of festive music in the local area! 

Prices start from £10 to £33, with options available for friends, families and groups. Make sure you book soon for the best seats!

Celebrate in style at a New Years Eve event

Friends holding champagne glasses at a festive christmas party

Spending the New Year in West Sussex? Whether you’re planning on staying snuggled up in front of a cosy fire, or out dancing into the small hours at a village pub or party, there are plenty of celebrations taking place all over West Sussex. Get your New Year’s plans booked early, and discover the top-rated places to spend your New Year.

Enjoy rock band-inspired live music at the HSC New Year’s Eve Party 2023 at Horsham Sports Club, a luxury 4-course meal and live DJ at Mannings Heath Estate, or dance the night away at the New Years Eve Party Dance at The Shoreham Centre. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to ring in the New Year in style.

Kick off the New Year at the Sussex Health & Wellbeing Festival

Where: UpCountry Garden and Country Store – Lewes Road Scaynes Hill RH17 7NG

 When: 27th January 2024 – 10am – 4pm 

Looking to start the New Year with a focus on health & wellbeing? We’ve got just the winter event for you! 

This brand-new event is designed to empower visitors with the inspiration and knowledge they need to embark on a journey towards a healthier and happier life. Equipped with a range of festive stalls, and educational talks to inspire a healthier lifestyle. This event is free to attend, with no booking required – find out more here.


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