Check out our round up of Worthing’s top festive events and unique shopping experiences to get you in the spirit this year…
Worthing Ice Rink
9 November – 23 Feb 2020
The fully covered ice rink ensures fun whatever the weather. Special sessions available during off peak times for younger children (under 4 years) to have a go when the ice is quiet. All ages over four years are welcome to skate no matter the level of ability. The colony of penguins, led by Puddles, will be returning from the South Pole to assist younger skaters. Café offering hot drinks and snacks so skaters and non-skaters alike can enjoy the atmosphere in the warmth of the giant marquee.
Christmas Wreath Masterclass with Porto’s Flowers
28 November, 5 December, 12 December
Head along to Pitch, get in the festive spirit and make a fabulous moss based wreath using gorgeous foliage and seasonal accessories.
Porto’s Flowers has created a series of seasonal and creative workshops for all budding florists and flower enthusiasts, so you can create your own stunning Christmas designs, using seasonal blooms and gorgeous foliage.
Cinderella: The Pantomime
29th November – 5th January 2020
After three record-breaking years Worthing Theatres have teamed up with Paul Holman Associates again. This time they invite you to experience the magical pantomime adventures of Cinderella. With an all-star cast including Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing, its sure to sell out fast!
South Farm Road Traders Christmas Street Party
1 December, 1:00pm – 6:30pm
South Farm Road
A fun packed day including Christmas market, Santa’s Grotto, Dog Show, raffle and Christmas Bake off competition culminate in a carols by candlelight concert. Free kids craft tent available to keep the little ones entertained while they wait to see Santa. Plus a chance to pre-order or pick up your real Christmas tree.
Worthing Independents Late Night Market
9 December, 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Visit our festive market – Your chance to pick up a unique gift from local independents and crafts people.
Colonnade House Festive Pop Up Shop
10 December to 24 December
Colonnade tenants plus a selection of other independent makers selling beautifully crafted Christmas Gifts. Open until 8pm on Thursday 20th December
If you love buying handmade gifts check out our Creative Christmas blog post with a round up of top places to shop local and by hand crafted this Chrimbo!
14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December
Step into a world of magic and wonder this Christmas as Field Place Manor House & Barns welcome you to their Winter Wonderland.
Visit Santa hourly from 09:00 to 17:00.
Come along before and/or stay after your visit with Santa to make the most of all the fun, festive activities going on, including crafts, magic mirror, bouncy castle and more.
Vintage Gala Screening: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
15 December 8:00pm
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
The latest in the Vintage Gala Screenings. Walk the red carpet, dress to impress (dress code is optional but encouraged). All tickets include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Family Festive Workshop
21 December, 10:30am – 12noon
Worthing Museum & Art Gallery
Make your own personalised homemade sustainable decorations, gift wrap, card making and gift boxes. These popular workshops include all materials and are a great way for children to share some laughs and learn new skills together in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Carols in the Park at Tarring
23rd December, 6:00pm
Come join a family fun carol service in Tarring Park. Carols sung by local choirs plus community led carols – expect a visit from Santa and his elves bringing gifts for children. Bring your own lanterns and remember to wrap up warm! Refreshments available.