Located on the glorious Sussex coast and nestled beneath the South Downs National Park, Worthing offers the very best of the classic British Seaside with hidden gems, quirky characters and breath taking water sports and is a place to be explored and enjoyed all year round including Christmas!

The Countdown to Christmas really begins in Worthing on 22nd November. The town centre will come alive with all things festive and this will spread through the area with Christmas Festivals at Shoreham on the 2nd and the 13th December, Southwick on 29th November and Lancing on the on the 6th December. There will be markets, live music, lights, panto stars, entertainment …….and lots more to enjoy. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit whilst looking for the perfect gift?

Worthing’s Steyne Gardens will be home to a covered  Ice Skating Rink from 28th November to 1st March 2015 and will be accompanied by a Christmas Market on the weekends leading up to Christmas (www.worthingicerink.com).

A family favourite treat at Christmas time is a show or a pantomime. With more than 3 venues to choose from we’re spoilt for choice….Worthing’s traditional Pantomime this year is ‘Aladdin’, on at the Connaught Theatre from 5th December  while at Shoreham’s  Ropetackle Arts Centre (www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk)  Sleeping Beauty will be on from 21st – 31st December . Visit Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre (www.worthingtheatres.co.uk) from December 12th and enjoy Jack Frost’s Frozen Christmas, an alternative to panto.  It is the sequel to Santa Claus – The Musical and is another snow-capped adventure to the North Pole with a cast of new, colourful characters, joined by familiar festive faces, including Marcus Collins (The X Factor) as Billy and Richard David-Caine (CBeebies), as Jack Frost.

All this, plus a packed events programme including Santa Dashes, Christmas Fairs, Festive Markets, Carol Concerts, Open Art Studios, Santa Grottos, and so much more.

Easily accessible by train for a day visit or stay longer; book a room in a cosy B&B or a friendly independent hotel. Check out the website for some great offers.

For more information request a copy of the Countdown to Christmas Guide or go to – www.visitworthing.co.uk