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The 2017 date for Arundel by Candlelight, one of the major Christmas events in the south of England, has now been confirmed for Saturday 2 December.

The historic town of Arundel in West Sussex, with its famous castle and cathedral, provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy this Christmas event. Real Christmas trees decorated with simple white lights adorn all the shops, restaurants and pubs, plus many private houses, creating an elegant and sophisticated scene. While in the town square a traditional tall Christmas tree donated by the Duke of Norfolk’s estate will shine brightly against the early evening sky.

The Arundel by Candlelight Christmas Market rivals many of those to be found in our larger cities for the quality and range of hand-picked stall-holders, and there is always an array of seasonal treats such as roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and hog roasts. With a refreshing absence of chain stores, Arundel is also celebrated for its modern independent shops, contemporary art galleries, and great restaurants, pubs and cafes.

This year sees the return of the town’s magical lantern parade, with large paper lanterns, plus festive entertainment featuring traditional carols, Father Christmas, roaming musicians and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. New for this year will be a selection of vintage amusements and rides, reminiscent of the traditional fairgrounds of yesteryear.

So why not enjoy ‘Christmas in Arundel’ this December. This historic town is rapidly becoming the Christmas destination for the festive season! ​