Our Christmas Experience is now FULL

Together, we celebrate Christmas. Enjoy a complete four-night festive experience at The Grand Hotel from the warm welcome on arrival, to the Gala dinner and dancing on Boxing Day, a time to look forward to and a time to remember with such fondness. All is planned for you, relax and treat yourself to traditional hospitality and service. The perfect setting for treating the whole family.


Enjoy Afternoon Tea with entertainment provided by Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings. 
Commence the evening in the lounges with a glass of Champagne while you meet the Managers. 
For your first evening, a welcome Dinner will be served in the Garden Restaurant followed by the foot-tapping sounds of the Simon Goodwin Band. 

Pre-book a time on arrival for Room Service to deliver all children a glass of warm milk and festive cookies before bedtime each evening.


Join us for a tutored tasting by our Cellar Master and taste a range of modern Gin including our very own Grand Hotel Gin. 

Last minute Christmas shopping? We will be running a shuttle coach ride to and from the town center until 1pm.

Enjoy the delicious tastes of Northern Europe with a Scandinavian themed Buffet Luncheon in our Garden Restaurant, after being served a glass of Champagne or Sherry.

Escape the cold and compete in the Family General Knowledge Quiz whilst afternoon tea is served in the Lounges. The winner will receive a Fortnum & Mason hamper sent to your home after Christmas.

Before champagne and canapés are served, the choir of St Mary’s will be singing carols by the Great Hall fire. 

Enjoy a splendid Christmas Eve Dinner in the Garden Restaurant followed by music from the Co-stars Band.


After a leisurely Christmas day breakfast after having opened your gift from Father Christmas, take a short walk along to the Bandstand where Christmas morning music will be played.

Seasonal jazz favorites from the Simon Goodwin Jazz Band will be played in the Great Hall whilst you sip on a glass of Champagne or Sherry before a delightful Christmas Day Buffet Luncheon.

In the afternoon, all children are welcomed to attend the Grand’s children’s Christmas party where they will receive a very special visit from Father Christmas.

Relax in the lounges where homemade delicate sandwiches and Christmas cake will be served, while our pianist ‘tinkles the ivories’.

To wrap up the perfect Christmas Day, enjoy a glass of Champagne in the Drawing Room followed by a traditional Christmas Dinner in the Garden Restaurant before finishing the night with music from the Simon Goodwin Band. This is a black-tie event.


After breakfast experience the bracing sea air and take a 10-minute stroll to the band stand for the free Boxing Day morning concert.

Come back and enjoy a glass of Champagne or Sherry before indulging in the Best of British Buffet Luncheon in the Garden Restaurant before the family can enjoy Beauty and the Beast pantomime at the nearby Devonshire Park Theatre (all children have tickets reserved).

The family fun continues with indoor crazy golf, snooker, table tennis, boardgames or why not book in advance Eastbourne’s fantastic Ice Rink.

Indulge in a little post-Christmas pampering at the Health Club where treatments will be available to book in advance.

In the evening, enjoy a glass of Champagne with canapés followed by a Gala Dinner in the Garden Restaurant. Then enjoy live entertainment from ‘Co-Stars Band’ in the Chatsworth Lounge.

This is a black tie event.


Following a hearty breakfast in the Garden Restaurant, we bid you a fond farewell. Alternatively, stay another night or two, you are very welcome to extend your visit.


The period between Christmas and New Year offers fine food, wonderful accommodation, and relentless relaxation.

If you are a House Party guest looking to extend the festivities, or need some R&R after a hectic Christmas at home, we can provide the tonic. Visit our website or contact the Reservations Team for our best available rates.


Prices are per person, based on two people sharing the room type selected, including full board terms specified and VAT.

Deluxe Inland Bedroom | £1,300.00
Deluxe Side Seaview / Superior Inland / Executive Inland Bedroom | £1,620.00
Executive Seaview / Junior Inland Suite | £1,755.00
Junior Side Seaview | £1,815.00
Suite | £2,020.00
Master Suite | £2,165.00
Master Suite 2-Bed | £2,235.00
Debussy, Presidential & Penthouse Suite | £2,340.00

A limited number of single rooms are available. Please enquire for the tariff.


A special Children’s package of £420.00 per child for 3 13 year olds when sharing a room with 2 adults (arriving 23rd, departing 27th December).

This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, a soft drink before meals, Boxing Day pantomime ticket, Christmas party entertainment and gift.

Up to 2 years – no charge.
14 years and over are charged at adult price.
Children’s menu offered at lunch and dinner in the Garden Restaurant.


For families, we would be delighted to offer a decorated private room for a particular family celebration during Christmas and New Year. For prices and availability, please contact the Reservations team on 01323 412345.


To book, please click 'Book Online' at the top of this page or contact the reservations team on reservations@grandeastbourne.com or 01323 412345.