From: Tuesday, Dec 21st, 2021
To: Tuesday, Dec 21st, 2021
The Burning of the Clocks 2021
The Burning of the Clocks is a celebration of The Winter Solstice on 21st December when Brighton city centre lights up the darkest, shortest day of the year with a unique festival.
urning the clocks, Brighton is a magical procession which wends its way through some of Brighton’s oldest streets and lanes. In this community event people hold aloft hand-made willow lanterns in a parade that heads down to the sea.
The glowing lanterns made from willow canes, traditionally called withies, and white tissue paper. The parade ends at the seafront by Marine Parade for a stunning finale featuring the burning the clocks on the beach. Clocks and lanterns and set upon a blazing beach bonfire followed by a burning the clocks firework display. Many people get dressed up, and each costume must include the image of a clock face to represent the passage of time.
Drummers and musicians accompany the group, and the party atmosphere is hard to resist, with passers-by stopping to snap photos of the black-and-white display or dance along with them.The parade leaves from New Road at 6.30pm and arrives at Madeira Drive at approximately 7.15pm, when lanterns are passed onto the bonfire and the fire-show begins. The event finishes at around 8pm. The fire show will take place on the beach with viewing from Madeira Drive and the Upper Terrace on Marine Parade.
The finale will contain loud music and pyrotechnics. The best place to watch the parade is Madeira Drive and the Upper Terrace of Marine Parade. VIP viewing tickets are available.
A simple lantern pack is available so that people can make and hang a lantern in their window to mark the winter solstice on 21st December and show their support. Burning of the Clocks is created by Same Sky a Brighton Community Arts charity group.
As you can see from the map the gay area is quite compact and on the sea front of Brighton, we have found hotels and guest houses close to the gay bar and clubs that have good revues, to help you make the most from you Brighton experience,
Gay Map of Brighton
Most of the Brighton gay bars and pubs are located in the city’s ‘Gay Quarter’ in Brighton’s Kemp Town – a compact strip of pubs and clubs just moments from the seafront.
Recommended Apartments in Brighton
Offering a terrace and sea views the apartment has 1 bedroom, a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge, & washing machine, 1 bathroom with a shower. Free WiFi
The apartment has 5 bedrooms, a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, a washing machine, 3 bathrooms with showers. Free WiFi and is 500 m from The Royal Pavilion
Modern & unique warehouse apartment with outside space. Bright & spacious. Hi-speed internet, 5 speaker surround sound, Smart TV, Netflix. High-quality beds, mattresses & bed linen. 4 minute walk to the seafront.
Sexiest little house
Overlooking Brighton Pier, Pier Court Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, hob and dishwasher. Each apartment has a flat-screen TV and a Sonos/Amazon Echo. Free WiFi, close to gay bars
Video of The Burning of the Clocks,
Burning The Clocks 2018
Recommended Hotels in Brighton
Brighton’s gay scene is compact and all of the following hotels are just a short walk from the bars and clubs.
4 Star Stylish & Intimate
Located in trendy Kemp Town, with great views and large rooms.
4 Star Great B&B
4 Star award winning guest house with superb amenities
Drakes Hotel Brighton
4 Star Luxury Boutique
Seafront location with superb rooms and great breakfast.
Gay friendly hotel with modern rooms and seafront location