Christmas events

Beauty and the Beast

Christmas at The Capitol

As well as our fabulous festive pantomime Beauty and The Beast, which opens on December 1, The Capitol is welcoming the cast of The Gingerbread Boy this Christmas. The play, aimed at children aged 3-7, is a brand-new Christmas story about friendship and celebrating our differences.

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Craft Activities at Horsham Museum

Spark your little one's creativity this Christmas holidays at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery. Our fun-filled kids crafts include making decorations and cards, as well as free colouring!

Meet and Greet sessions

Meet and Greet Festive Characters

This Christmas we have a host of festive characters visiting our town centre grotto. Meet and Greet the Gingerbread man on 3 December; The Grinch on 10 December;  Rudolph on 17 December and Father Christmas on 24 December. Little visitors can enjoy a Kids Disco at The Bandstand between 11-1pm and 2-4pm.

Christmas AI Trails

Christmas AI Trails

Take on the Christmas Challenge Trail! Knock on 10 Christmas door artworks on trails across the District, by scanning QR codes. Meet the residents behind them, each one has a festive challenge for you and a prize!

Festive Market Stalls

Markets Galore

There will be markets across the District this festive season with events planned in Billingshurst, Henfield, Horsham, Pulborough, Southwater, Steyning and Storrington.

Sussex Sounds

What's On in Horsham Town Centre

Horsham Town Centre will play host to a variety of live music performances in the run up to Christmas from Sussex Sounds events to festive songs from HAODDS and Rock Choir raising money for St Catherine's Hospice. The Horsham Rotary club will also be running its Santa on the Steam Bus.

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Herald the start of the Christmas season by making your own festive wreath using natural materials or join us to build your very own nest box for your garden. Warnham Local Nature Reserve will also be hosting a free children's Christmas Activity day.

Christmas Magic Displays

Marvel at Magic Display

Look out for fantastic Christmas window and market stall displays when you visit the District's high streets. Support local businesses and vote for your favourite festive windows, market stalls and internal displays, as part of Horsham District Council’s ‘Christmas Magic Displays Competition’ and ‘Buy Local Gift Happy’ campaign.

Christmas Crafts

Festive Crafts at Horsham Park Barn

Get into the festive spirit with an hour of Christmas Nature Crafting at Horsham Park Barn on Monday, 18 December.

There's a variety of crafts to create using natural materials, including making a special Christmas decoration to take home.