Christmas in Worthing 2022

With so much going on in Worthing over the festive period, it’s time to start planning your diary and booking those local festive experiences that make this time of year so magical! Here’s a list of our top picks and some inspiration for your festival season

Don’t forget our What’s On calendar has lots of other great activities and events to choose from!


5th November – 19th February 2023: Ice Skating Steyne Gardens 
The Worthing Ice Rink is back! Enjoy skating in Steyne Gardens, and grab a hot drink or snack from the cafe. You can book in lessons to improve on the ice or enjoy as a fun group activity

17th November – 22nd December: Slake Christmas Grotto
Running every Thursday evening until 22nd Dec, head to The Chalk House Distillery and celebrate the magic of Christmas. Enjoy boozy hot chocolate, and mulled wine and build your own grazing boards.

20th November: Christmas Wonderland Market
Find over 30 stall holders all selling local handmade crafts. Enjoy food, face painting, live music, carol singers,  as well as Santas Grotto.

19th- 2oth November and 3rd-4th December:Level 1: Christmas Markets
Pick up unique gifts from local, independent crafters and creators this season. Festive treats and winter specials will be offered throughout November and December to get you in the spirit!

26th November: East Beach Artists Christmas Market
Head down to the seafront, and enjoy the views and the art. Grab your shopping bag and discover local artists and independents and purchase some unique Christmas presents.

27th Novemeber: Christmas Craft & Gift Fair & Santas Grotto
Santa is coming to town! Book in to see Santa on the 27th of November, and discover local crafters and their amazing gifts.

1st December – 23rd December: Worthing Toy Soldier Trail
Discover Toy Soilers around the town, and find all of the soldiers to win prizes.

1st December – 2nd January 2023: Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomine 
This year’s all-star cast features Dave Benson Phillips, Strictly Come Dancing’s Flavia Cacase-Mistry will star as the Fairy in the Pantomine. Book in to see it from Thursday 1st December to Monday 2nd January 2023.

1st December: Worthing Town Countdown to Christmas and Late Night shopping 
Enjoy festive local shopping, an independent Market, musical performances, and a special appearance by Titan the Robot, beneath the twinkling Christmas lights in Worthing Town Centre.

2nd December- 23rd Dec: Worthing Christmas Tree Trail
Discover 14 Christmas Trees around Worthing Town Centre decorated by businesses and community groups. Pick your favourite tree and vote for your chance to win a £50 Worthing Gift Card.

3rd December: Festive Wreath Making
Enjoy hot beverages to sip while you create your wreath masterpieces! Learn how to weave a willow base, and let your creativity flow to create your own unique Christmas decoration.

3rd December: Worthing Wine Fair 2022
One for the adults to enjoy- Taste a selection of over 100 wines to celebrate the festive season from local independent wine merchants. Each of the businesses has curated a list of wines that they think will be perfect for your festive table.

4th December: Christmas Craft & Gift Fair
Enjoy Christmas beverages and listen to carol singers whilst you shop local crafters’ products.

10th December: Christmas Wonderland at The Guildbourne Centre
Say hello to Santa on the 10th Dec in a Christmas Wonderland. Enjoy chocolate-making workshops, mulled wine, Farmer Markets stallholders and more.

13th – 24th December: Colonnade House Winter Pop Up opens
A 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 15th of December as well.


For more information, events and inspiration this festive season head to our What’s On section!