With so much going on in Worthing over the festive period, it’s time to start planning your diary and booking in those local festive experiences that make this time of year so magical ! Here’s a list of our top picks.
Don’t forget our What’s On calendar has lots of other great activities and events to choose from.
Ice Skating Steyne Gardens (until February 27th)
The Worthing Ice Rink is back! Enjoy skating in Steyne Gardens, and grab a hot drink or snack from the cafe.
Worthing Town Christmas Lights
Enjoy festival local shopping beneath the twinkling the Christmas lights in Worthing Town Centre. New for 2021 – walk through Christmas tree in South Street Square.
Beauty & the Beast Panto
This year’s all-star cast features Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall starring as the Beast, alongside Emmerdale actress Sapphire Elia as Belle, and Strictly Come Dancing legend Robin Windsor in the role of Gaston.
Toy Soldier & Xmas Tree Trail
Discover and follow the toy solider trail. Find all the soldiers and fill in the map for your chance to win prizes! from November 27th
Dates for your diary ..
1st December: Highdown Gardens Festive wreath making workshop
Highdown’s former Craft Gardener, Claire Garcka will lead a step-by-step workshop on how to make an eco-friendly wreath, using plants foraged from Highdown! Festive snacks, hot drinks and Christmas jingles will also be provided to get you into the seasonal spirit!
From 3rd December: Alpine Lodge Bar & Grill (New for 2021)
Ski season comes to Worthing! Enjoy boozy hot drinks, Austrian draft beers, Apres Shots. The alpine kitchen and bar will also be offering a traditional menu of fondu’s, currywurst sausage and Kaiserschmarrn desserts. Get warmed up with friends and family at the Lodge, open 7 days a week!
4th and 11th December:Santa’s Workshops
Head into Worthing Town for some free arts and craft sessions. There will be music, competitions and maybe even Santa himself…
4th and 8th December: Wreath Making Workshop
Get crafty at Worthing Museum and Gallery. All material are provided, come and learn how to make your own festive Wreath this season
11th and 18th December: Free Parking!
Free parking in Buckingham Road multi-storey car park.
11th December: East Beach Christmas Market
Shop for Christmas by the sea! Find presents and unique gifts from Worthing independents. The Great Little Farmers Market will also be there on the prom.
Enjoy at Laser Light City 16 & 17 December
‘Lemonade’ is an innovative app that allows users to discover & listen to music in a location. Download the Lemonade app (Apple and Android versions available) and discover specially composed, brand new, exclusive music from local musicians & artists. Designed to complement the free Laser Light City event on 16th and 17th December, songs will be located along the coast from East to West Worthing. As you move along the coast the app will find the music!
14th December: Colonnade House Winter Pop Up opens
selection of local charity & community organisations, visitors will be able to pick up beautiful, locally produced prints, ceramics, paintings, cards, handmade wooden items and more whilst also finding out about local charities. Join their late night shopping event on the 16th December as well.
16th and 17th December: Laser Light City by Seb Lee – Delisle
A dazzling interactive light show – Come along any time between 6pm and 11pm on the 16th and 17th December. Go to https://laserlight.city/worthing for more information and control one of the six powerful lasers shining out from Worthing Pier from your phone for FREE!
18th December: Worthing Christmas Market
Get in the festive spirit with the Worthing Christmas Market!
A chance to grab any last minute gifts, stockings and treats ..
For more information, events and inspiration this festive season head to our What’s On section!