December 1st, 2016

We’re so lucky to occupy such a beautiful corner of the world. It’s a stunning place to explore all year round, but at Christmas it’s extra special.

With so much going on in Chichester and the surrounding area over the coming weeks, here at LimbO we thought we’d put together a list of our top picks of festive activities for you. So without further ado, in no particular order, here’s our top ten list of things to do in Chichester this Christmas.

Take A Father Christmas Boat Trip.

As if meeting the man himself wasn’t exciting enough, the clever people at Chichester Canal have taken the experience to the next level with their festive boat trips. Jump aboard at Chichester Canal Basin and enjoy a magical journey across the water to meet Father Christmas in his grotto.

Discover December Stars Moon and Planets.

This is the perfect time of year for star gazing and you may be surprised to discover some awe-inspiring celestial wonders right above your head. Those lights in the sky aren’t all stars; you could be seeing Venus, Mars or Jupiter without realising. We appreciate star gazing at this time of year can be a bit chilly, buy don’t worry, you’ll be all warm and cosy inside!

Shop at The Chichester Christmas Market.

From 3rd to 11th December Chichester will once again be playing host to 50 festive stalls and of course, a live nativity. Expect to find unique gifts for friends of family as well as plenty of tasty festive treats.

Discover the Petworth Christmas Masquerade.

Thought paper was just for wrapping presents? Then think again. Petwoth’s stunning Masquerade exhibit throughout the property based on the Italian Art  is brought to life using mannequins dressed completely in paper. You’re sure to be inspired and you’ll never look at paper the same way again!

Enjoy the Harbour Bouys.

The Harbour Bouys at Christmas promises to be a fantastically fun evening celebrating the songs of the sea on the 10th of December! If you play an instrument you can take it with you and join in the Finale… If you don’t play an instrument you can still join in!

Join the Santa Sprint Or Stroll.

Imagine seeing hundreds of Santa sprinting or strolling around the stunning Weald and Downland Parkland. Well there’s no need to imagine for long, because it’s happening on Sunday 11th December from 10am to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. If you fancy donning a red Santa suit and joining the fun click the link below:

Take a family Harbour Walk.

Feeling in need of some much needed exercise after all those mince pies? Break yourself in gently with a guided family walk around the harbour. You’ll learn all about the harbour’s special features in winter for just £5 per family.

Watch a Festive Play.

This touring production of the Dickens Classic “A Christmas Carol’ is unmissable and is at St Wilfrid’s Chapel on Thursday 15th December! Click the link to book tickets … if this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will.

Get Crafty.

Chichester Festival Theatre has lots going on. Yes, there’s plenty of great shows to see but there are also brilliant family craft activities like the Penguin Bauble workshop from the 7th to the 9th of December. So click the link below to find out more… because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a Penguin Bauble?

10. Go Back In Time.

On 26th and 27th of December discover how Christmas was celebrated throughout the centuries at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Enjoy the atmosphere of properties spanning from Tudor to Victorian Times.

So there you have it! Whatever you decide to do over the festive period, here at LimbO we wish you all a very happy Christmas!