Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas Shopping in Brighton

Yesterday the Christmas Lights were switched on so we can officially say that the festive season is upon us! Of course it;s well-known (or we certainly hope it is!) that Brighton & Hove is a great city for a shopping break as we've got The Lanes, the North Laine, Churchill Square, Brighton Marina and Hove so whatever you;re looking for you should be able to find it.

However in addition to the shops we also have a number of events which will take the stress out of present buying and help make it fun again.

The first event is MADE, the annual design & craft fair which takes places this year from the 23rd - 25th November. The fair is held at the Corn Exchange and features over 100 makers and designers. Works to look out for this year include these striking green salt and pepper mills by Louise Hibbert and crow cufflinks by Becky Crow. There will be a wide variety of work on offer and with prices ranging from £20 to £1500, there should be something to suit all pockets. 

Another popular event for shoppers is the Artists Open Houses. This will be the tenth year that local artists have opened up their doors to the public. It's a great opportunity to see artwork displayed in a domestic space as well as giving you the chance to chat to the artists. Plus you can have a nose around and see how other people decorate their houses at Christmas time :) The festival takes place on the first three weekends of December.

There are lots more shopping events happening over the coming week so check our Christmas pages on the website for more inspiration and to start planning your festive break.

And if that wasn't enough we have also launched an exciting festive competition on our Facebook page. We;re giving you the chance to help us build the ultimate Christmas hamper, each week we'll ask you to vote for your favourite item including spa treatments, designer socks and restaurant vouchers - and then just before the holidays one lucky person will win the whole lot! So to be in with a chance of winning like our page and start voting.Good luck!


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