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Christmas Events Near Midhurst Sussex 2023

That magical time of year is just around the corner and to help you get into the festive spirit, there are lots of Christmas events in Sussex this year.

There are Christmas markets. There are places to see Father Christmas. There are glittering Christmas light trails and more.

Cowdray Christmas

Gather together at Cowdray this Christmas to enjoy a range of festive events and dining experiences, and a fantastic selection of delicious seasonal food, gifts, hampers and stocking fillers available from Cowdray Farm Shop and Cowdray Lifestyle. With plenty happening across the Estate, it’s the ideal time of year to visit.

With its picturesque winter setting and beautiful rooms stylishly decorated with festive foliage, The Walled Garden is a warm and welcoming event space that hosts several new experiences this winter, including a fabulous Christmas Afternoon Tea and hands-on wreath-making workshops. Elsewhere on the Estate, Cowdray Farm Shop & Café sees the return of customer favourites including tasting days, late-night opening, and our ever-popular Farm Shop Evening Dining. And for the most active amongst us, why not sign up for an invigorating night-time run, part of the exclusive Run the Seasons series?

Address: Cowdray Estate, Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AQ.

Dates: 1st to 24th December 2022.

Tickets: various - see website

Fishers Farm Park - Christmas at Fishers

For more than 30 years the Fishers Farm Park has shared each Christmas with multiple generations from across Sussex, Surrey and the whole of the South, and this year could to be the most magical of all!

Join in making the most incredible memories with your families and celebrating this Christmas season with Fishers Farm Park’s spectacular "Festive Fishers" event! The best Christmas day out since sliced (ginger)bread!

Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG.

Dates: Select dates from 26th November to 24th December 2022.

Tickets: see website

Petworth’s Tree-mendous Christmas

Visit Petworth House this Christmas and discover an enchanted winter forest in the beautifully decorated Marble Hall. Enjoy choirs in the courtyard, late-night openings and a Christmas Makers Market, as well as festive food and drink and Christmas shopping in historic surroundings. Step into an enchanted winter forest in the Marble Hall, and see the woodland creatures, from deer crafted with garden greenery to little mice. Continue your journey to discover the Christmas trees that take inspiration from their surroundings.

Dates: Sat 25 November 2023 to Mon 1 January 2024, 10.30am–4.30pm. Closed 24 and 25 December

Tickets: See website for details

Leonardslee Illuminated

Walk through the beautiful grounds of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens as they come to life with spellbinding illuminations, projections and interactive installations.

Address: Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP.

Dates: Select dates from 24th November to 21st December 2022.

Tickets: Adult – £16.00, Child (2 – 16) – £9.00. Under 2 – FREE.

Borde Hill Garden Santa's Grotto Experience

Kick-start the festive season with a visit to see the man himself in his magical grotto. Despite working hard all year preparing for the big day, Santa has taken time out of his mince-pie packed schedule to meet and greet families at Borde Hill and to hear what’s top of their festive wish lists.

Festive Fun in Santa’s Workshop

Lucky ticket holders will be greeted by one of Santa’s elves who will take them through to their Workshop where the festive fun begins. Here young visitors can craft a delightful decoration to take home and hang on their Christmas tree, and colour in a festive door hanger so Santa knows where to stop. They will also be able to make reindeer food to help guide Santa’s sleigh right to their doorstep.

Visit Santa in his Grotto

On the ring of Santa’s bell, it’s time for an audience with the great man himself. One of his merry elves will lead each family through to his magical grotto, where children will have their special moment with Santa. The man in red will be ready to listen to their Christmas wishes before giving out a present to each child.

Dates: 2nd December- 3rd December - Sessions from 9:30am

Midhurst’s Christmas Street Party

Midhurst Town Council are delighted to announce the date of the highly popular Christmas Street Party on Friday 1st December 2023. Join us for entertainment, live music, late night shopping, an artisan market and the most popular feature, Santa's Grotto!

We hope we have given you some inspiration for things to do on the run up to Christmas!

About Us:

The Country Mouse Childrens Nursery is an excellent nursery in Midhurst, 10 minutes from Petworth and 20 minutes from Chichester, with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help them learn and make lots of new friends. We have a beautiful large garden with brilliant outdoor learning. Please come and see us, our fantastic classrooms and our magical garden!...and our very special staff team.

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