Arundel By Candlelight

"A magical time with the shops and houses lit up for Christmas' "

Tripadvisor

A quintessentially fairy-tale castle; real Christmas trees decorated with simple warm white lights adorning shops and houses; a traditional tall Christmas Tree shining brightly in the Town Square; modern independent shops, contemporary art galleries, and great restaurants, pubs and cafes.

One of the South's most beautiful Christmas events

A note from the Committee: “Arundel Chamber of Commerce have announced that due to the ongoing Covid crisis, there will be no ‘Arundel by Candlelight’ event this year. However, there are a number of other new event formats, initiatives and marketing opportunities being investigated and explored for the vital run up to Christmas and the Chamber will be showcasing businesses with support from the experts at Akin, Arundel’s ‘creative collective’. Arundel will still shine brightly with Christmas trees throughout the town this December and will be welcoming residents and visitors as usual to its independent shops, galleries and restaurants.”

Christmas Highlights

Christmas treats at Arundel By Candlelight

Town Parade

Traditional Lights

Street Market

Christmas Carols

Music and Dance

Food and Drink

Contemporary Shopping

Festive Activities

"Arundel By Candlelight will see roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and hog roasts served in the shadow of a traditional Christmas tree. Blissful."​

The Telegraph

Since 2002 Arundel Chamber of Commerce has presented Arundel by Candlelight, an event which creates a special sort of magic throughout the town and delivers a perfect warm-up to the Christmas season.


The Christmas market will showcase a wonderful range of hand-picked independent stall-holders, selling unique ranges of clothing, jewellery, seasonal gifts as well as a holly and mistletoe stall. The seasonal treats on offer include roast chestnuts, mulled wine and hog roasts……. this is in addition to Arundel’s amazing range of independent shops, art galleries, great restaurants, pubs and cafes.