Things To Do In Brighton This November
Half term is over and the kids are back to school, the weather’s still nice with the sun making an unlikely appearance. Most people’s thoughts are now on Christmas celebrations, however Brighton still has a lot to offer visitors even in November. From Firework nights to Christmas lights, there are a host of events to give you an excuse to visit. Here’s 10 things we’ve selected…
London to Brighton RAC Veteran car Run, Madeira Drive - 1st November
A great even for all the family! Come and see all the Veteran cars coming in from their London to Brighton run. They tend to travel at about 20mph so the entrants can arrive anytime from 10 am and about 4.30pm. All cars who manage to arrive receive a medal. It’s always a great family event and interesting to see all the old cars. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain for them!
Brighton & Hove’s Lions Fireworks Display, Brighton Racecourse - 6th November
Forget the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, the Brighton Lions Firework Night, held Brighton Racecourse is the single biggest fireworks display in Sussex. Recommended by the Times as one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the UK, so you’re sure to get your fair share of ooo’s and arrrrr’s. Visually spectacular, with a range of catering on site, it is a great event for families.
Family Fireworks Event, Nevill Recreation Ground - 7th November
A huge family friendly firework event in Nevill Road, Hove, opposite the greyhound stadium. With food stalls available all night, some great entertainment and a 25 minute firework extravaganza.
Film & Comic Con Brighton, Hilton Metropole - 7th November
Film & Comic Con Brighton is your chance to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of science fiction. With stars of the big screen and TV from popular show like Game of Thrones and Star Wars on hand for photographs and autographs, it’s your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite characters.
Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Royal Pavilion Gardens - Starts 7th November
What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than wrapping up warm and ice skating outside with the beautiful backdrop of the Brighton Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink covering 880 square metres is a hugely popular Brighton winter attraction and runs daily until 17th January. A favourite with visitors and locals for the past three years with the lively rinkside bar and kitchen overlooking the rink where you can unwind with a drink and some nice food, it’s fun for all the family. A fabulously romantic and fun way to spend an evening with twinkling Christmas lights and Brighton’s most famous silhouette. www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk
CINECITY Brighton Film Festival - 13th to 29th November
Now in its 12th year, CINECITY 2014 is dedicated to presenting the best in World Cinema via a mix of previews and premiers. Held in special pop-up venues around the city, CineCity 2014 sets out to embrace the wider culture of cinema. Presenting a range one off screenings, special events and live performance in some great locations including Duke of York’s Picture House and St Bartholomew’s Church. www.cine-city.co.uk
Stylish Christmas Fair, Amex Stadium - 14th to 15th November
While Brighton Hove Albion might not be having the best season, Christmas does at least come to The Amex with The Stylish Christmas Fair. Featuring 3 floors of festival cheer from over 100 exhibitors selling everything from decorations to gifts. Shopped out? Have no fear, simply pop to the Harveys stall for wine and beer tasting. One of the largest Christmas Fairs on the South Coast, it’s sure to make you hohoho.
Brighton Christmas Lights Switched On - 19th November
Thursday 13th November sees the streets of Brighton’s shopping district alight with festive colour as the 2014 Christmas lights are turned on with a host of festive family fun to get everybody in the Christmas spirit. The event officially kicks of the start to Brighton’s Christmas Season, with competitions, prizes and Santa himself will even be there!
Brighton Burlesque Festival, Thistle Brighton - 19th November
This exotic art form is celebrated as 10 of the south coasts’ finest Burlesque performers take to the stage in this glamorous festival. Featuring 8 hours of unmissable performances, tasters sessions for those who dare, workshops, fashion stalls and prizes for the best dressed. A risqué night of decent fun, with something for everyone.
Made 2014, Brighton Dome - 19th to 22nd November
Brighton’s annual contemporary design fair in the Brighton Dome. There will be over 120 innovative and original makers and designers. Textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass and across all price brackets. The perfect opportunity to pick up an original and interesting gift for Christmas.
Christmas Open Day, Brighton Corn Exchange - 21st November
If you’re still in need of even more Christmas cheer, then head to The Corn Exchange where there will be kicking off the countdown to the festive season in style. This free event will a range of festive entertainment to get you in the Christmas mood. Grab that Christmas jumper and head down for some festive cheer.
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