Christmas in Worthing

Worthing is getting ready for Christmas and this year there is so much going on.

Friday November 22nd

Christmas Lights are switched on  – Worthing doesn’t hold a switch on event because the lights are fed from so many different power sources it isn’t possible to switch them on together without a huge investment in infrastructure resulting in a lot less lights.

The Christmas Lights are funded by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative with business contributions and this year more than ever it is important to show your thanks by supporting your Worthing traders.  Adur & Worthing Councils fund the Christmas Trees in South Street and outside the Town Hall and historically the Rotary Club have funded the Montague Place tree but there have been issues with the tree being damaged by the wind and so it has been decided not to install this tree in 2019.

Friday November 29th

The launch of the Worthing Toy Soldier Trail with 10 to find around the town.   Collect all the names and pop your trail map and entry form into Santa’s post box at the junction of Montague Street and Montague Place or post to 12 The Steyne, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DS.  Pick up a trail map from these locations around the town

Bath Place

I Love Candy


Brighton Road

Cocks Kitchen

VJG Jewellery

Brookes Hair

Heene Road


Heene Community Centre

High Street

Orchard Cafe

Marine Parade

The View

Montague Place

Portos Flowers

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Montague Quarter


Montague Street


Factory Specs Direct


Portland Road

Twisted Willow

The Fat Greek Taverna

Rowlands Road

West End Gallery


South Street

A Plan Insurance

Steyne Gardens

Worthing Ice Rink

The Guildbourne Centre

Toy Barnhaus

Sew Silver

The Royal Arcade

Aries Dog Boutique

Saturday 3pm

Warwick Street

Lemon Fizz

Room with a View

Giuseppe Lite

Colonnade House

Warwick Street Kitchen

Worthing Promenade

Lido Cafe

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The trail runs from November 29th to December 22nd with the draw for prizes taking place on 23rd December.

Don’t have time to find them all, or love a Selfie, then take your picture with a soldier and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #worthingsoldiers.  The best picture will win an instant camera.

Saturday November 30th

The Great Little Farmers Market will be running their craft and artisan market in Montague Street to help with inspiration for Christmas gifts or treats !

Saturday December 7th, 14th & 21st

A Free Santa’s Grotto will be in Montague Place  where you can grab a great picture with the man himself, with giveaways and  a festive disco to get in the festive spirit.  While waiting children will be able to write letters to Santa and place them in the post box in Montague Place – you never know Santa may have time to send a reply.

Sunday December 15th

Bath Place traders will be welcoming shoppers with an artisans market and entertainment organised by the Great Little Farmers Market

Thursday December 19th

As some shops extend their trading hours in the run up to Christmas the Small Traders will be getting together for an evening market in Montague Street organised by the Great Little Farmers Market

Monday December 23rd      

For those who love to buy their fruit and veg, meat and bread from the Worthing Market there will be a special Christmas Fresh Produce & Gifts Market organised by the TCI in Montague Street.

Please support Worthing and its traders over the Festive period … It’s a great place to shop and socialise