Spend Christmas in Sussex this year and experience that festive spirit in the beautiful setting of the South Downs National Park! Winter walks, cosy pubs, beautiful landscapes and loads more await.
Mulled wine and Christmas stories at Gilbert White’s House
This gorgeous historic country house was once home to pioneering 18th century naturalist Gilbert White.
Around Christmas it holds all kinds of Christmas events, from mulled wine weekends with wassailing and choirs to festival family shows and storytelling.
Have a Roman-style Christmas at Butser Ancient Farm
On 16th December Butser Ancient Farm hold a Saturnalia ceremony in a recreated Roman Villa, where you can get a sense of how the Romans celebrated in winter.
Butser is one of Britain’s most significant archaeological sites, and a real working farm – so you can experience life in an Iron Age settlement, including Winter Solstice storytelling in the Grand Roundhouse.
Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday at Chawton House
It’s Jane Austen’s birthday on 16th December: to celebrate, entry to Jane Austen’s House Museum is free! Get a sense of this famous writer's life at the house where she lived, and take in the rolling hills and woodland of the Sussex countryside that surrounds it.
Climb aboard the Watercress Line heritage steam railway for the Santa Special
Get some vintage atmosphere with Christmas on a steam railway! Drinks, mince pies, Christmas singing and even a gift delivered by Santa!
(Santa Specials 17th - 24th December 2016 – advance booking only).
Candlelight Christmas at the Langrish House Hotel
From 24 – 27 December, enjoy Candlelight Christmas teas, festive parties and everything you’d expect from a traditional Christmas at the beautiful 17th century Langrish House Hotel.
If you enjoy a brisk Christmas walk, you'll love the beautiful rural Hampshire countryside that surrounds you here.