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Brighton Christmas Market

Brighton Christmas Festival & Market is so beautiful & Extra. With 5 Zones around the centre, full of festive fun, Brighton is the perfect Christmas destination for couples or families. 

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Will there be a Christmas Market in Brighton this Year?

Brighton Christmas Market is an annual event which has already been given the go-ahead for 2023


Is Brighton Christmas Market any Good?

Brighton Christmas Market is consistently named in the top five Christmas Markets in the UK. It is so much more than a Market, which is why it’s named Brighton Christmas Market and Festival. The entire city is a Christmas extravaganza, with lights, stalls, shows, street entertainment, festive foods, rides and more


Brighton Christmas Market Location

Where is Bath Christmas Market 2023?

The Christmas Market chalets at Brighton are between St. Peter’s Church and Valley Gardens.

Best Sat Nav Address: St Peters Plaza, York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU

The Closest rail link is Brighton Station, which is about a 5 minute walk to the market. 


Brighton Christmas Market Dates 2023

What date is the Christmas Market in Brighton?

The official opening date for Brighton Christmas Market 2023 is Saturday 18th November – Sunday 24th December 2023.

Previous Dates

  • Friday 18th November – Saturday 24th December 2022
  • Friday  26th November – Friday 31st December 2021
  • Cancelled in 2020


Brighton Christmas Market Opening Times

What time is the Christmas Market in Brighton?

Retail Market Stalls

Monday to Thursday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday – 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food Stalls & Bars

Monday to Thursday – 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday to Sunday – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm


Do you have to Pay Entry for Brighton Christmas Market?

No, it’s completely free to take a stroll around Brighton Christmas Market – day or night!  The only thing you would need to pay for is purchases from stalls or food and drink vendors. 


Brighton Christmas Market Hotels

The best time to visit Brighton Christmas Market if you’re planning to stay overnight is on a Sunday. Rooms tend to be very expensive in Brighton around Christmastime but do go for as little as £18.75pp on Sundays which is 80% cheaper than a Friday or Saturday. 

This search was based on a Sunday 3rd December 2023

Travelodge – There are 2 to choose from within a 5 mile radius and priced from £41  per couple (£20.50 per person) Book a Stay

Premier Inn – There is 1 to choose from within a 5 mile radius and priced from £37.50 per couple (£18.75 per person) Book a Stay


What’s on at Brighton Christmas Market in 2023

  • Alpine Chalet Market stalls at St Peter’s Plaza
  • Santa’s Sleigh Ride VR Experience at St Peter’s Plaza
  • The Big Wheel at St Peter’s Plaza
  • Apres Ski Bar at St Peter’s Plaza
  • Street Entertainment from local artists and performers at Apres Ski Bar / St Peter’s Plaza
  • Outdoor Ice Rink at The Royal Pavilion 
  • Santa’s Grotto at Paradox Place
  • The Official Funfair of Brighton Christmas Festival at Palace Pier
  • Shows, Choirs, Live Music & Entertainment at the Community stage in Jubilee Square


How Busy is Brighton Christmas Market?

As with all Christmas markets, Brighton can get very busy. Due to the sheer amount of festive activities available in the city, Brighton Christmas Market has fast become one of the most popular Christmas Markets in the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year. 

The weekends from Friday – Sunday are the busiest.


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