Our Christmas Experience 

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.


A very warm welcome. 

Indulge in a light afternoon tea accompanied with entertainment provided by Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings. Join us for a delightful glass of Champagne with the management team. For your first evening, a welcome dinner will be served in the Garden Grill followed by the foot tapping sounds of the Simon Goodwin Band.

For our younger guests

Room Service will deliver children a glass of warm milk and festive cookie before bedtime each evening.


Experience a guided tasting led by our Cellar Master, where you can savour the splendid sparkling wines from Sussex.

Last minute Christmas shopping? We will be offering a mini bus service to and from the town centre until 1pm.

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

Gather your family and participate in our Family General Knowledge Quiz, all while enjoying light afternoon tea in the Lounges. The victorious team will be rewarded with a Fortnum & Mason hamper delivered to your doorstep after the Christmas festivities. 

Come and join us in The Great Hall, where the St Mary's choir will enchant you with their carols, followed by a delightful serving of Champagne and canapés.

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


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

Return to the sound of seasonal jazz favourites from the Simon Goodwin Jazz Band 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 invited 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 sandwiches and Christmas cake will be served, while our pianist ‘tinkles the ivories’. We’ll also be tuning in for King Charles III’s Christmas Day speech.

To wrap up the perfect Christmas Day, enjoy a glass of Champagne in the Drawing Room followed by a traditional four-course Christmas Dinner in the Garden Grill before finishing the night with music from the popular 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 Boxing Day morning concert or for the brave, how about a dip in the sea?

Return to savour a glass of Champagne or Sherry before treating yourself to the delightful Best of British Buffet Luncheon at the Garden Grill.

Families can delight in the Snow White pantomime at the adjacent Devonshire Park Theatre, where all children have reserved tickets. The family-friendly entertainment extends with a skilled caricaturist, as well as options for snooker, table tennis, board games, or the opportunity to pre-book at Eastbourne's fantastic Ice Rink.

Unwind in the lounges where you can enjoy a light afternoon tea.

Indulge in a little post-Christmas pampering at the Health Club where treatments are available for those who have booked in advance.

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

This is a black-tie event.


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


Experience the festive atmosphere in the lead-up to Christmas, the calm days between Christmas and New Year, and the rejuvenating moments after New Year with our delightful offerings of exquisite cuisine, luxurious accommodations, and ultimate relaxation.

Book your stay with us on the 20th - 22nd December, 27th - 29th December, or 1st - 5th January from £157.50 per person per night. This special festive rate includes Dinner up to the value of £45.00, Bed, and Breakfast in a Deluxe Inland bedroom based on 2 adults sharing. Single supplements will apply.


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

Deluxe Inland Bedroom | £1,365.00
Deluxe Side Seaview / Superior Inland / Executive Inland Bedroom | £1,685.00
Executive Seaview / Junior Inland Suite | £1,820.00
Junior Side Seaview | £1,880.00
Suite | £2,095.00
Master Suite | £2,250.00
Master Suite 2-Bed | £2,320.00
Debussy, Presidential & Penthouse Suite | £2,425.00

A limited number of single rooms are available. For pricing and availability please contact our Reservations Department.


A special Children’s package of £435.00 per child for 3 - 16 year olds when sharing a room with 2 adults (arriving 23rd, departing 27th December).

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

Up to 2 years – no charge. 17 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 Events Department 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.