Join us for an exciting programme of events that can be enjoyed throughout the whole of December, that include lighting the Christmas tree in the town square, a Christmas market, the Arundel Farmers market plus a variety of festive entertainment.
And this year, on December 1st, the Mayor of Arundel will confer the Freedom of Arundel on Edward Fitzalan-Howard, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, the hereditary Earl Marshal of England, whose responsibilities include organising major ceremonial state occasions.
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Whether it’s shopping for that perfect Christmas gift, stocking up on foodie treats for the big day, or celebrating over a glass of Sussex fizz with friends and family……the historic town of Arundel in West Sussex provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the festive season. With its fairy-tale Castle, famous Catholic Cathedral, real Christmas trees decorated with warm white lights adorning shops and houses, and a traditional tall Christmas tree shining brightly in the Town Square… Arundel at Christmas is the perfect festive destination.
Soak up the special atmosphere while shopping at the Arundel Farmer’s market and Arundel Christmas market for seasonal gifts. Stroll around town on the weekends when festive pop-up street entertainment, brass bands and local choirs will entertain you. Enjoy a historic Christmas themed tour of Arundel, attend a craft or wreath making workshop, and of course don’t forget a visit to Santa’s grotto. From independent shops, art galleries and antiques centres to seasonal menus at the restaurants, bars and cafes – you can be sure to eat, drink, shop and be merry
‘Arundel at Christmas’ is organised collaboratively by Arundel Chamber of Commerce and Visit Arundel and supported by local businesses, attractions, and community groups. For a complete list of the Arundel at Christmas events visit our What’s on Event Calendar, or read the What’s on Where Guide.