Arundel by Candlelight

Arundel will host its famous festive event again.
Arundel will host its famous festive event again.

Now a major part of Arundel’s events calendar, and attracting thousands of people each year Arundel by Candlelight 2012 on December 8 will be full of Christmas Cheer, shopping and eating for all the family.

The Arundel Barnham and District Lions Club and the Arundel Chamber of Commerce have joined together in organising what they hope will be an enjoyable event encompassing the essence of the Christmas season and Arundel in Style (the Lions will be collecting for Chestnut Tree House Hospice).

In the town square, as the traditional tall Christmas Tree shines brightly against the early evening, the whole town will look very magical with shops, restaurants and houses decorated with trees, lights and candles as well as stalls selling a wide array of Christmas goodies.

Children are invited to make lanterns and then join the Candlelight Parade before visiting Santa in his grotto and taking a ride on the Carousel.

Families can walk safely through the town, taking in the atmosphere: listening to Christmas Carols as the scent of mulled wine, hog roast and roasted chestnuts fills the air.

The roads will be closed to traffic allowing people to mill around the shops and Christmas Market stalls safely, whilst browsing for the perfect gift.

Entertainment will include:

All day events

Horton’s Amusements on in Tarrant Square onTarrant Street

Lantern Workshop at the Norfolk Arms (Sussex Room)

Christmas Market / Stalls on Town Square and High Street

Music in the Town Square

Littlehampton Steel Band – 12.00 to 13.45

Horsham Brass Band – 14.00 to 16.00

Sue Taylor’s Glee Choir – 16.15 to 17.15

Lantern Procession – from approx. 17.30

Arundel Cathedral Choir – 17.45 to 18.45

Arundel’s many independent shops and galleries will be filled with a fabulous selection of gifts – making it possible to find a gift suitable for even the trickiest of friends or relatives.

All of which will create a wonderful atmosphere to get you, your family and friends into the Christmas mood for some shopping, eating and drinking.

After you have shopped you may want to dine at one of the many pubs and restaurants in town. English, French, Italian, Indian, Chinese cuisines are all represented or you may just enjoy a drink in one of our traditional pubs or wine bars. Many of these are offering special menus for the Christmas period.

Shops will stay open till 7pm (some may be later).

Tarrant Street and part of the High Street will be closed to traffic from 11am to 8pm.

Car Parking: Crown Yard, Lido Car parks (on Queen Street), Mill Road.

Arundel Hotels & Restaurants are offering a fabulous selection of Party Nights, Menus and Entertainment during the Festive Season – see for details.

Arundel has a great choice of unique shops many of which have special offers and discounts for the Festive Season – see for details.