Christmas Markets in East Sussex: all you need to know

The festive season is nearly upon us and towns and villages across East Sussex are getting into the spirit with Christmas markets.

Here is our guide to some of the festive markets and fairs across the county.

Eastbourne Christmas Market SUS-171212-101751001

Eastbourne Christmas Market SUS-171212-101751001

Lewes

Cliffe Bonfire Christmas Market

When is the Christmas market?

Saturday, December 14.

Where is the Christmas market and how do I get there?

Lewes Town Hall is accessible by public transport and car.

Where is best to park for the Christmas market?

Lewes has a variety of public, private, and multi-storey car parks. Since the town hall is in the high street, it might be best to use The Maltings Car Park, the Market Lane Car park or the East Street Car Park.

What are the opening times?

10am-4pm.

What is there to do at the Christmas market?

A festive market showcasing local arts, crafts, food, drink and more. It is organised by the Cliffe Bonfire Society.

Brighton and Hove

Brighton’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market

When is the Christmas market?

Sunday, December 15.

Where is the Christmas market and how do I get there?

The Old Market, Upper Market Street, is 15 minutes from Brighton station and bus stops are nearby.

What are the opening times?

11am-6pm.

What is there to do at the Christmas market?

More than 30 zero waste brands will exhibit at this Brighton first. For the ecologically minded zero plastic packaging and wrapping and ethical and Fairtrade goods will be on offer.

How to get tickets for the Christmas market?

Tickets can be bought online via Eventbrite.

Brighton’s Christmas Street Food & Makers Market

When is the Christmas market?

Saturday, December 14.

Where is the Christmas market and how do I get there?

Brighthelm Centre, North Road is accessible by bus and close to Brighton Station.

Where is best to park for the Christmas market?

There is a multi-storey nearby.

What are the opening times?

10.30am-4.30pm.

What is there to do at the Christmas market?

This claims to be the largest Christmas craft and street food market in Brighton. More than 40 artists, designers, and makers will sell artisan gifts.

What food and drink is available?

A pop-up café will serve homemade cakes and hot drinks with ten per cent of hot drink sales going to Chestnut Tree House.

A street food market will offer vegan food and live performances will take place throughout the day.

Is the Christmas market good for children?

Olaf the snowman will be making an appearance.

Eastbourne

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When is the Christmas market?

Friday, December 19 to Sunday, December 22.

Where is the Christmas market and how do I get there?

Terminus Road, Eastbourne is accessible by train, bus, car, or on foot

Where is best to park for the Christmas market?

There are several car parks nearby.

What are the opening times?

10am-6.30pm.

What is there to do at the Christmas market?

Market stalls, live entertainment, and fairground rides.

What food and drink is available?

Food is available from local retailers.

How to get tickets for the Christmas market?

The event is free to attend.

Sovereign Shines Festive Market

When is the Christmas market?

Friday, December 13.

Where is the Christmas market and how do I get there?

Sovereign Harbour Marina can be accessed by bus, car, or on foot.

Where is best to park for the Christmas market?

There is a large car park nearby.

What are the opening times?

4pm-8pm.

What is there to do at the Christmas market?

Live reindeer will make an appearance at the event with plenty of market stalls and local produce available.

How to get tickets for the Christmas market?

The event is free to enter.