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Brighton Centre is ready for Christmas, from Churchill Square to the Royal Pavilion with the locals being able to indulge into the Christmas spirit on their doorstep.

It’s that time of the year again when the excitement levels go through the roof for Christmas, and our city of Brighton have gone bigger than ever with the decorations this year. Whether you’re at the Pier, Victoria Gardens, St Peter’s Church or Churchill Square it is impossible to not be fascinated by the festivities. The biggest Christmas market in Brighton ever spreads out from St Peter’s Church all the way past the Pavilion to Old Steine Gardens and there is an abundance to do.

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If you start in Churchill square (above) you see the lights spread about the place and all the Christmassy gifts on sale as well as being offered the chance to get in the generous mood with the return of ‘The Giving Tree’. It is a campaign alongside local charity Rockinghorse to gift underprivileged children presents for Christmas, in previous years 460 gifts worth up to £4335 were donated to the charity.

When you leave the Centre and make your way to Old Steine, you see the amazing displays down North Street (below) with big lights spreading over the road for all to admire. Walking down in the evening, the road lights up and you can’t help but feel absorbed in the Christmassy vibe.

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Once at the bottom of North Street you will be overwhelmed with the options of what you can do, there’s the big wheel, an abundance of food stalls, new, festive shops and the infamous ice skating rink outside the Pavilion. There’s the après ski lodge, Santa’s grotto and the festive themed funfair on top of the incredible selection of food.

One of our reporters, Will Steward, tried the famous German Sausage stand where they offer classic, native German sausages with the Krakauer, Currywurst and Bratwurst sausages. Despite charging £7 per sausage, it may just have been worth it, scoring a 5 star review from Will alongside a big thumbs up.

The Christmas market has received a lot of positive feedback online from locals as well as big influencing pages, the biggest one being LADbible. The social media account boasting 11.7 million followers on Instagram is now a well respected news source for many on the social media app, and in their Christmas market rankings for 2021, Brighton ranked 5th for the entire country, losing out to Southampton, Startford-upon-avon, Birmingham and Oxfordshire, who came in first place.

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June 2024