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The 12 Best Christmas Party Venues in Brighton

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Get your mistletoe ready and dust off those dancing shoes, because this festive season, Fizzbox is turning up the festive cheer a notch higher. Here, they showcase the most sensational line-up of Christmas party venues in Brighton that will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree like never before.

Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

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The Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel is your ticket to an unforgettable Christmas party experience. Boasting a stellar 4-star rating, this charming hotel on the seafront isn’t just a place to rest your head; it’s a historic gem that’ll infuse your celebrations with a touch of Victorian splendour. Period features set the scene with glittering chandeliers that cast a warm glow, and a ballroom with ceilings that reach for the stars. It’s a setting that’s practically designed for making magical holiday memories. 

When it comes to Christmas events at the Mercure Hotel Brighton in December, you’re spoilt for choice. Get glammed up and head here for festive party nights (from £40 per person) that include a two-course meal each along with a fun atmosphere and a bar where you can purchase drinks. The night ends on a high as the DJ spins the best Christmas and party tunes.

Themed tribute nights are also available (from £55 per person), paying homage to ABBA, Elvis, Motown, Vegas and the 80s with dazzling live entertainment. And if you’re feeling cheeky, Christmas drag bingo (from £40 per person) with cabaret and prizes will be right up your street. If you fancy a daytime treat, get yourselves to their Christmas afternoon tea (from £25 per person) where you’ll tuck into traditional delicacies with a festive twist. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

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History meets modern flair at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole. This 4-star Victorian treasure, constructed in 1890, graces Brighton Beach. It blends the city’s spirit with Victorian elegance and is just a short walk from Brighton Palace Pier, the Royal Pavilion and The Lanes’ boutiques and bars. The hotel’s historical features, including the original architecture and the 1890 marble staircase, transport visitors back in time. Did you know that Winston Churchill once dined at this establishment after WWII?

If you want to celebrate in style this Christmas, book one of their party nights in December (from £55 per person). You’ll join like-minded groups for a fun evening that includes a three-course meal, half a bottle of wine each and freshly brewed tea and coffee. Expect traditional and contemporary dishes, with something to cater for everyone including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. A DJ and disco ramps up the festive feeling as you all let loose on the dancefloor. 

The Old Ship Hotel

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The Old Ship Hotel stands proudly as a four-star Georgian establishment, blending historical charm with sophistication and modern luxury. Over the years, the hotel has hosted distinguished guests and its prime location is close to Brighton Pier, The Lanes, and an array of lively bars and restaurants. The Old Ship Hotel’s imposing façade graces the Brighton seafront, with many of its rooms offering breathtaking coastal views. Each room is thoughtfully designed with distinctive character, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. 

Opt for a unique dining experience in the hotel’s 400-year-old cellars. The Cellar Festive Experience (from £49 per person) includes waiter service, half a bottle of wine each and a three-course meal in the hotel’s atmospheric and intimate space with grand, wooden dining tables, adorned with candles, just for your group. You’ll also have free rein over the Bluetooth sound system so you can create the perfect Christmas party playlist. 

For something more traditional, The Old Ship also hosts festive afternoon tea and their popular festive joiner nights (from £54 per person) where your group will enjoy music from a DJ until late, half a bottle of wine each and a three-course festive meal, surrounded by gorgeous Christmas decor. And let’s not forget their festive lunches (from £28.95 per person) where you’ll tuck into festive favourites with something for everyone to enjoy.

Queens Hotel Brighton

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A friendly welcome awaits you at the Queens Hotel Brighton. This 3-star hotel has recently been voted as the seventh best beachfront hotel, making it a true gem on the south coastline. Situated in a prime location, The Queens Hotel enjoys breathtaking views of the beach and the iconic Brighton Pier. With direct access to the seafront and proximity to the lively Lanes, you’ll discover Brighton’s top bars, cafes, restaurants and shops right at your doorstep, giving visitors a combination of relaxing beach getaway and adventure-filled exploration. 

Dress to impress in your most fabulous festive attire and dive into an evening of glitz and glamour with a Sandringham Christmas party (from £48 per person) at this stunning venue. You’ll tuck into a delicious three-course festive feast prepared by the talented chefs, alongside half a bottle of wine each. The excitement doesn’t end after dinner as the resident DJ keeps the party going with a mix of your favourite festive and party hits. Alternatively, embrace the 80s with a 1980s Christmas party (from £48 per person), complete with themed entertainment, food and music. For a more laid back affair, head to afternoon tea (from £29.50 per person) with a festive menu and glass of prosecco each. 

Proud Cabaret

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Discover a unique venue for your Christmas party at Proud Cabaret in Brighton. If you’re a fan of vintage charm and elegance, this is the place to be. Whether you’re hosting a traditionally festive celebration or a glamorous black-tie dinner, Proud Cabaret offers a captivating setting that pays homage to the golden age of cabaret and burlesque. You can count on Proud Brighton to add that special touch of sparkle to your holiday festivities, making your Christmas party an unforgettable event.

Proud Cabaret has your needs covered with their Christmas cabaret and dinner event (from £49 per person), nestled in the vibrant heart of Kemptown. Upon arrival, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink before you settle into your seats, preparing to be utterly amazed by the dazzling entertainment that awaits. Featuring top-notch Vegas-style performances by West End professionals, this evening promises a spectacular showcase of incredible music and show-stopping acts. Additionally, prepare to be captivated by award-winning acrobats, fearless fire eaters, and the most fabulous drag queens who will both astonish and keep you in stitches. As you relax and delight in the breathtaking performances, tuck into a five-course meal, all from the comfort of your seats.

The Dorset

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Located on the lively intersection of Gardner Street and North Road, The Dorset has been a vibrant part of Brighton for nearly two centuries, earning its status as a true Brighton classic pub. With its laid-back, welcoming vibe and oodles of character, it’s a magnet for everyone, from shoppers to locals, theatre enthusiasts and tourists. Whether you’re cozying up by the fireplace sipping mulled wine in winter or basking in the sun outside with a refreshing drink in summer, The Dorset is your go-to spot for soaking in the bustling Brighton scene. 

The Dorset invites you to escape the cold and dive into festive cheer with a two-course festive meal (from £27.50 per person). Gather your work pals, cherished friends or family for a snug, luxurious yuletide celebration. Step into this wonderfully festive haven adorned with twinkling lights, Christmas trees and crackling fires. As you settle in, prepare for the highlight, a sumptuous two-course meal that promises pure indulgence. Whether you prefer starters or desserts, the vibrant, seasonal menu offers something to please all taste buds. And for an extra dose of holiday magic, consider one of The Dorset’s dazzling drink package add-ons.

Brighton Regency Routemaster

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This Christmas party venue in Brighton doesn’t stay long in one place. On this vintage bus, you’ll indulge in delectable homemade delights while taking in the picturesque sights of the South Coast from aboard an iconic British Routemaster RML 2333, meticulously restored to ensure a memorable journey. If you’re looking for something a bit different to inject some seaside charm into your festive season, this is it. 

The festive afternoon tea bus tour (from £38 per person) provides a delightful hour and a half excursion through the city’s renowned landmarks, all adorned for the holiday season. The route includes the Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion, Brighton Marina, and the North Laine, a shopper’s paradise. However, this experience isn’t just about scenic beauty; you’ll also savour six delightful teas and a selection of traditional afternoon tea treats. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer savoury delights, there’s something to please your palate. Enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes crafted by their skilled pastry chefs and classic buttermilk scones accompanied by jam and clotted cream.


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Concealed beneath the oblivious steps of the Brighton seafront lies Cell Block One Three, a covert underground space housing Alcotraz, a clandestine speakeasy prison. Despite the soothing backdrop of ocean waves audible from your confinement, the proximity to the seaside does little to aid a successful escape. This location’s close proximity to the seafront offers an ideal chance for contraband smuggling, particularly involving liquor, in and out of the Penitentiary. Embrace your role within this incarcerated empire and get totally into this immersive experience. 

Prepare for a captivating visit to Alcotraz (from £41.99 per person) where you’ll step into an immersive and festive bar-within-bars experience. You’ll be an integral part of the narrative as you sneak your own bottle past the vigilant warden, with assistance from actors portraying infamous bootleggers. Just be sure to avoid getting caught! You’ll be fully immersed in the experience, dressed in an orange jumpsuit and escorted into a cell where your adventure unfolds. Spending Christmas in a prison setting might seem unconventional, but once inside, you’ll enjoy a selection of custom-made drinks.

Lucky Voice

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Located in Black Lion Street, this is the ideal spot to bid farewell to the year in style. Revel in private karaoke sessions in soundproof booths stocked with an extensive 10,000+ song library, spanning from chart-toppers to classic hits. Embrace the festive spirit by donning quirky accessories like vibrant wigs, inflatable guitars and tambourines provided in each booth. It’s your chance to unwind, let loose and make memories as you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Get into the Christmas spirit with a festive karaoke session at Lucky Voice (from £20 per person). Experience two hours of Christmas karaoke bliss in your exclusive private room, accommodating anywhere from four to 30 singers. Each room boasts a state-of-the-art touch screen karaoke interface and their signature ‘Thirsty’ button for on-demand room service. With an impressive selection of over 10,000 songs and specially curated playlists, your Christmas carolling session is bound to be unforgettable. And when the hunger hits mid-song, indulge in tasty Crimbo pizzas and snacks. 

Horizon Brighton

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Located at Kings Road Arches, this multi-level beachfront nightclub is one of the most popular clubs in the city, hosting events, entertainment and top DJs every week. Formerly known as Shooshh and recently undergoing refurbishment, this club is open from midday, offering drinks and gorgeous views of Brighton beach before hosting club nights in the evening until 5am. A nightclub might not be the first venue that pops into your head when you think of Christmas parties, but with festive decor, a feel good atmosphere and a range of Christmas events, Horizon is a great place to visit. 

Infuse some extra festive spirit into the holiday season with a 1990s and Christmas themed bottomless brunch (from £44.99 per person) at Horizon. This three-hour extravaganza promises an abundance of bottomless drinks, tasty food and a blast of iconic 90s hits. Don your most fabulous 90s attire or get into the festive spirit with your outfit. Your afternoon starts with a brunch dish paired with an hour of unlimited drinks, including prosecco, cocktails, and mocktails. The resident DJ will be on the decks, spinning a fabulous mix of your favourite 90s classics and festive tunes. Expect hits from TLC, Mariah and many more iconic artists. 

WRAP Brighton

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With a range of shared and private offices, meeting rooms, event spaces, a stylish cafe and even a top-notch nursery and creative play centre, there’s something for every kind of event at WRAP Brighton on Queens Road. They offer spaces that range from cosy dinners to epic company blowouts. Plus, they’re flexible on catering. You can either enjoy their in-house cuisine or bring your own culinary creations to the party. Choose from exciting options like the rooftop terrace and bar, the charming first-floor space with a kitchen and other inviting rooms.

This Christmas, WRAP Brighton rolls out the red carpet for your ultimate festive bash. Your group will have exclusive access to their chic, contemporary rooms, transformed into winter wonderlands just for you. Plug in your phone to their sound system and let the festive beats flow as you sip on bubbly welcome drinks. But that’s not all. Expect a mouth-watering Christmas-themed charcuterie board, loaded with decadent delights. Graze, chat, sip and dance the night away with your friends, family or work colleagues.

TGI Fridays

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TGI Friday’s at Brighton Marina serves up that Friday feeling all week long. This restaurant chain, established in 1965 in New York, is a go-to spot for people seeking fun times, delicious cocktails and good food. Their menu is jam-packed with American goodies such as burgers, ribs, chicken wings, fajitas and veggie and vegan options. 

Dive into the festive spirit with TGI FRidays’ Christmas two-course meal (from £24.95 per person) from the set menu. Gather your crew and step into their lively, modern venue. Take your seats and get some drinks to toast the season. Prepare for a culinary delight as TGI Friday’s chefs whip up a delectable two-course feast. Break away from traditional Christmas fare and savour American classics like mozzarella dippers, nachos, ribs and mouth-watering burgers. Sip on festive cocktails, while the hours drift away in the company of loved ones.

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