Christmas Tree Festival at Sea Life Centre Brighton

19-31 December 2010

christmas-tree-comp-2010-021The Sea Life Centre in Brighton is hosting a fantastic Christmas Tree Festival this year for the first time.  Many Brighton businesses have given their time to produce some wonderfully decorated trees for the public to view whilst they marvel at the sea creatures on display.

The event is to raise money for charity and as all visitors can donate to the charity represented by their favourite tree.  The Oriental is proudly supporting the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre which promotes and educates kids on green issues affecting the world.

The best tree will be judged on Boxing Day when admission prices are reduced to £9 with late opening.

The Oriental team (with a lot of much appreciated help from the Brighton Body Casting Centre) have opted for a cocktail inspired theme for our baubles and we are very pleased with the result.  Please take the time to go and visit all the trees over the festive period and enjoy both the trees and fish.

The judging has been done and the trees are still up until 31 December so make sure you go to find out the winners and catch all the trees before they are gone!  we still have rooms available for tonight and tomorrow.

Burning the Clocks in Brighton Tuesday 21 December 2010

Tuesday 21st, December  6:30pm

burningtheclocks-1-27_01Once again its time to summon the sun, embrace winter and celebrate the passing year and winter solstice with family, friends and many hundreds more from across Brighton & Hove. Both a family solstice parade with a spectacular fire and fireworks show, Burning the Clocks is a unique community event that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day and ushers in the new sun.

The Burning the Clock parade is on Tuesday 21 December 2010 and will leave from New Road Brighton by the Theatre Royal at 6.30pm. The front of the parade will arrive at Madeira Drive at 7.15pm and the event will finish around 8pm. Please note all times are very approximate as delays can occur. For more details please visit

Why not stay at the Oriental to enjoy Burning the Clocks and benefit from our great offers for stays or 2 nights or more.  For those not wanting to commit too early – well we understand – we are offering late availability discounts too but you might be disappointed if we are already sold out.  See our special offers page or go direct to our booking page to see the great prices we are offering in December and January.