Are you looking for Christmas events in Sussex?

With Christmas around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends to make unforgettable memories.

Get well and truly into the festive spirit with some of these fun winter ideas:

Christmas Events in Sussex | Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway is offering an exclusive ‘Santa’s Specials’ experience over the festive season. 

Brighten up the cold, winter’s evenings by embarking on a magical steam train journey. En route, guests can enjoy festive-themed scenes with all the traditional sights, sounds and aromas of Christmas.

Tickets for a table for 4 start from £130, with the experience lasting approximately 2 hours in total.

You’re never too old to delight in the magic of Christmas, and this multi-sensory steam train experience proves exactly that!

Christmas Events in Sussex | Festive Afternoon Tea

This Christmas, why not treat your loved one to a festive afternoon tea?

This Christmas, Bannatyne Hotel Hastings is hosting a wonderfully traditional festive experience

For £20 per person, guests can enjoy a plethora of sweet and savoury goodies. Their menu includes festive favourites such as traditional roast turkey and cranberry sandwiches, mini mince pies and chorizo sausage rolls.

The afternoon tea is served Monday to Sunday throughout December from 12.30pm – 4.30pm (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve).

Christmas Events in Sussex | Pantomime

Few things are more festive than a pantomime! 

Pantomimes are the ultimate way to get into the seasonal spirit (“Oh no they’re not! Oh yes they are!!”). Suitable for all ages, this is one of the perfect Christmas events in Sussex for the whole family to enjoy. 

Whilst visiting a loved one at our Mountside Care Home, why not pay the White Rock Hastings theatre a visit? Their current pantomimes include Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast – both beloved family favourites!


Hastings Old Town Christmas | Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th December

If you’re looking for Christmas events in Sussex, you needn’t look further.

With market stalls, live street music and Father Christmas — Hastings Old Town Christmas is back! 

For those with loved ones at our Mountside Care Home, Hastings Old Town is only a 5-minute drive from us. Why not take your elderly loved one to explore Old Town’s array of quirky bric-and-brac shops? Their unique offering is perfect for last-minute gifts!

The event also offers festive food, a carol singing display and a children’s treasure hunt, promising fun for all the family.


At our Mountside Care Home, we offer residential, respite and dementia care to help transform the lives of others.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the care we provide at ACI Mountside, or other Christmas events in Sussex, please contact a member of our team.

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