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Everything happening in Brighton this December

Here’s your complete guide to all the smashing things happening this month

With deadlines pilling up and the cold, grey english winter having well and truly arrived, heres a list of some of the best things we think are going on in Brighton this festive season to get you through till exam season in January.

Pavilion Ice skating, all month

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Transforming the already picturesque Royal Pavilion front gardens into an ice skating rink, this event is always a surefire hit. The rink's here for quite a while, providing plenty of opportunity to give unceremoniously slipping over a go.

Tickets are available on the door or can be booked online.

Christmas in the Great Hall, Tuesday 4

On December 4 Mandela Hall hosts 'Christmas in the Great Hall'; a traditional three course Christmas meal with live entertainment and complementary mulled drink upon arrival.


Epik Wednesdays Snow Party, Wednesday 5

Offering the usual high energy entertainment of an 'Epik Wednesday' at Pryzm, with the added festive spin of a full on indoor snow party. This event promises to be a fantastic way to kick off the festivities this December 5.

Switching on the Sussex Christmas Tree Lights, Friday 7

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(It will likely be less snowy this year)

Friday the 7 sees the official turning on of the enormous Christmas tree currently occupying Library square. From 4pm there will be complementary mince pies and mulled wine on offer. In previous year this has always been a well attended event and fun for the whole Sussex community.

Friday I'm in love Xmas Jumper special, Friday 7

Everyone's favourite club night on a Friday at Coalition hosts a massive Christmas jumper themed night on the 7. Free entry before midnight for those wearing a Christmas jumper.

Alyssa Edwards at The Powder Room, Saturday 8

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Any super-fan of Rupaul's drag race is likely already well aware of this one, but legendary queen from the hit TV series comes to Brighton this December. Performing at Revenge's 'Powder Room', the show is set to be filled with glitter, tongue-pops and plenty of energy.

Tickets available here, with a few left at the time of writing.

Santa Dash, Saturday 8

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Hundreds of Santas racing in the cold for charity sounds like a perfect Saturday, right? The 5km charity run is all in aid of great causes and is also a lot of fun to just watch. It kicks off at 10:30 am on Hove lawns; with more information about the event available here

Winter Ball, Sunday 9

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Returning for a fifth year, ROX's biggest event of the month has found a new home this year at the beachfront Hilton Hotel. Building on the success of previous years, this year's ball is set to be the biggest and best yet. Offering a champagne reception, winter wonderland decor, and dodgems, to name but a few; this is sure to be one of the hottest events of the year.


Secret Discotheque Christmas Party, Thursday 20

Rounding out the popular Christmas themed club nights, Secret Discotheque get in on the Christmas spirit on the 20. Offering 'an immersive light show and video experience' this will be quite the night if you're staying around in Brighton past the end of term on the 14.