Christmas presents, Secret Santas and mulled wine on your mind? We’ve got you covered with these 8 enchanting Christmas markets and late-night shopping experiences around Sussex.
Etsy Handmade Local Christmas Market, Brighton
Where? Clarendon Centre, 47 England St, Brighton, BN1 4GQ
When? Saturday 30th November 2019, 10 – 5pm, last entry 4.30pm
The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please note that under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
A super popular and beautifully curated market of the most unique, high quality local & independent gifts from 75 incredibly talented local makers, designers & sellers. There’s a whole host of everything you could possibly want from homewares to skincare, art to jewellery. And if you need a sit down, there’s a cafe to stop at in between browsing.
Seven Dials Late Night Shopping Experience, Brighton
Where? Seven Dials, Brighton
When? 7th December 2019, 6-9pm
Keep your Christmas Shopping local, independent and fun with the Merry 7 Dials Trail and festive cocktails. Enjoy an evening of local makers and handmade gifts ranging from vintage wares to art, wine and food.
The trail includes discounts and goodies from lots of 7 Dial traders including ethical lingerie brand Ayten Gascon, Cactus Concept Shop Hi Cacti, antiques, fine goods, salvage & vintage coffee bar Salvage & Sawdust and wine merchant & taproom Seven Cellars.
Hurstpierpoint Shopping Event
Where? Hurstpierpoint High Street
When? 7th December, 4-7pm
A truly magical family affair. Hurst High Street closes for the annual shopping event where choirs sing carols, traders sell handmade gifts and everyone can enjoy some festive cheer. Indulge in delicious street food and mulled wine from vans and stalls. Take children to visit Santa and marvel at the captivating snow canon.
Spring Garden’s Christmas Market Evening
Where? Spring Gardens Nursery
When? 4th December, 6-8pm
A delightful opportunity to check out beautiful Christmas gifts from local suppliers as well as a chance to order your vegetable boxes and turkeys ahead of the Big Day in Spring Garden’s beautiful farm shop & cafe. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to enjoy & drinks from Bar Saguaro.
Worthing Independents Christmas Markets
Where? Montague Street, Worthing
When? 19th December 2019, 1-8.30pm
Grab a mulled wine, finish off your last minute shopping and support local independent business owners all in one festive fell swoop at Worthing’s Independents Christmas Markets organised by Worthing Rocks.
Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market
Where? St John’s RC Church Hall, Springfield Road, Horsham
When? 30th November 2019, 10am – 4pm
If you’re looking to gift virtuously this year head to Horsham’s very own Fairtrade Christmas Market. Showcasing gifts and stocking fillers from local Fairtrade brands such as Cocoa Loco and prominent Fairtrade advocates Oxfam and Traidcraft. When you’re shopping’s done give yourself a pat on the back for being and treat yourself to fair trade tea or coffee and delicious homemade cake from the pop-up cafe.
Chichester Vintage and Very Nice Christmas and Handmade and Vintage Market
Where? The Assembly Rooms, Chichester
When? 6th December 11-5pm & 7th December 9-4pm
Chichester Vintage and Very Nice Christmas and Handmade and Vintage Market showcases a lovingly curated collection of vintage gifts & homewares from traders, artists, craftspeople and Vintagemongers in the stunning Assembly Rooms. The perfect place to gather up lovely things for a stylish yesteryear Christmas. Take a festive breather and grab a bite to eat in the vintage pop-up cafe.
Christmas Event in Petworth
When? 7th December 2019, 11am – 8pm
Where? Market Square and Leconfield Hall, Petworth
Petworth Town Council are hosting another wonderful Christmas event with all-day shopping from local traders, entertainment from local choirs and food stalls. Christmas lights are switched on at 6pm. A heartwarming way to kick off the festive season.
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