There's lots going on in Horsham District this Christmas to get everyone into the festive spirit. Take a look at our round-up of events and activities coming up for all the family.
Christmas markets and late-night shopping
There are plenty of Christmas markets scheduled in across the District for you to buy local gifts and support our District's small businesses. Below are links to ones we are supporting through our Buy Local Gift Happy campaign.
- Vegan Fest Horsham Christmas Market, 26 November
- Storrington Festive afternoon, 3 December
- Billingshurst Christmas Fayre, 3 December
- Christmas in Steyning late-night shopping event, Wednesday 7 December 6-9pm
- Pulborough Late Night Shopping, 15 December
- Billingshurst Artisan Market Christmas Market, 18 December
- Horsham Carfax Christmas Markets, 4, 11, 18, 23 and 24 December
Christmas Eve in the Carfax
On Christmas Eve there will be live music on Carfax Bandstand from the Windjammers band, 11am-1pm.
Free children's trails
Christmas story trails: Hunt for the lost toys
High Street Safari are back with a selection of free children's trails, this time with a festive theme, across Billingshurst, Henfield, Horsham, Steyning and Storrington high streets. The trails will be available to complete on your smartphone with players deciding what happens at each step of the story and there is no need to register or download an app.
This Christmas, a set of 10 presents have gone missing and the trail’s team of heroes, The Luminauts, are asking young recruits to track down the presents, answer riddles and release the Christmas imps from inside.
The trails are currently live in Billingshurst, Henfield, Horsham, Steyning and Storrington.
Find out more about the Christmas story trails
Perfect for older children (aged 8+), the Mystery Trails from Whistlestop Arts have been popular since their launch this year. There's still time to complete them all: simply pick up a trail map from your local library to get started.
Christmas events at Warnham Local Nature Reserve
The Friends of Warnham Nature Reserve are running a number of festive events in the fun-up to Christmas, including:
- Wreath making
- Christmas craft workshop
- Christmas Come and Make
- Christmas Stories at Bedtime
Visit the Events at Warnham Local Nature Reserve page for full details
Crafts at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Join in some Christmas crafts sessions at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery. You can take your decorations home with you or help deck the halls and hang them up in Causeway House for everyone to see.
Plus, stop by the Museum shop for Christmas gifting ideas.