It's the 1st December and that means one thing: TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY! After weeks and weeks of waiting, we're finally allowed to put up the Christmas decs, to sing Mariah 'til our heart's content and wear ALL the most hideous festive jumpers that we can lay our hands on. In celebration, we've rounded up the most fun and festive little Christmas Wriggles to see you through the season. From boozy stocking fillers to Christmas chocolate making, we've got your back! Merry December!

It can be tricky knowing which of the countless beers at Bison you should go for and it can be even trickier knowing what to gift your nearest and dearest at Christmas. Luckily for you, Bison Beer is helping out this festive season with a handpicked selection of 4 of their favourite local craft beers. The Crafty Christmas Cannon comes with 4x 330ml cans of craft beer, all packed in a Bison Beer Tube and ready to gift to a loved one. The perfect gift for any beer lover this Christmas! Who said gift shopping has to be difficult?

Read more about Stocking Filler! Crafty Christmas Beer Cannon @ Bison Beer, £12.50

Brighton favourites Wolfsmouth are popping up with their Greasy Paws offering at this year’s Jubilee Square Christmas market. Whilst browsing for crimbo pressies and drinking copious amounts of mulled wine, make a pitstop at the Greasy Paws pop-up for a true culinary treat. Forget soggy buns and nasty cheap sauces – because these are not just any burgers. These guys are raising the bar with their fabulous street food inspired pop-up, designed by chefs Will Dennard and Jack Southan. Will and Jack utilise premium ingredients which are often disregarded or overlooked in today's culinary scene, doing the complete justice by elevating them to fantastic heights of flavour, presentation and texture. Greasy Paws are doing burgers differently.

Read more about Any Festive Burger @ Greasy Paws - Brighton Christmas Market, £5.95

Upcoming Wriggles

The Chocolate Cocktail Club are coming to Brighton for four chocolatey filled weeks from 16th November to 15th December! This sweet pop-up will be open from Thursdays to Saturdays at The Vine Club, and will be bringing a delicious mouth-watering menu, serving chocolate twists on classic cocktails, christmas blends including mint, gingerbread, cinnamon and more. Watch out for their signature Chocolate Martini which is included with each ticket! Having a love of all things chocolate, they've have infused their cocktails with a diverse range from creamy and intense to cool and refreshing, each drink is garnished with a treat to get the tastebuds flowing for a night of heavenly cocktails.

Read more about The Chocolate Cocktail Club @ The Vine Club, £7.50

The focus of each workshop is the craft of real chocolate, taking it back to the raw ingredients and traditional techniques. You’ll be table tempering, using science and solid marble slabs to carefully work your cacao. You'll get up close and personal with your chocolate and flavour it with natural oils and sugars before pouring your chocolates. Learn the facts, history and science behind modern and traditional chocolate making, the future of chocolate and how to choose the best bars considering flavour, ethics and cost. Take all of your handmade and packaged Cocoa Crystal chocolates home. A crisp glass of Prosecco for every guest is included.

Read more about Christmas Chocolate Workshop @ Cocoa Crystal, £30

Harking back to an era of unbridled glamour when 1930's Hollywood was at its height, Brighton Music Hall is rolling out the red carpet for the glitziest of parties in their very own Beach Box Tinseltown. Bringing you the best of Brighton’s starlets, so channel your inner Marilyn, or be meaner than Dean as you step past the velvet rope into the Hollywood Nights Ball. Be charmed by the chiselled good looks of the close-up magician. Could it be sleight of hand or does he truly possess magical powers? Admire the resplendent flapper girl and boy dancers as they join you to dance the night away to the live band.

Read more about Christmas Hollywood Nights Ball Ticket @ Brighton Beach Boxes, £25

Up your game this festive season! Look no further for a certain winner for your Christmas table than the trio of game dishes devised by chef, food writer and former Masterchef winner Peter Bayless. In this special, one-off workshop, Peter will lead you through his own magnificent menu of classic English game dishes. You will bid goodbye to boring old turkey and learn the tips and tricks for three show-stopping mains: Roast breast and confit leg of pheasant; ‘A partridge in a pear tree’ (Roast partridge with sultanas, braised vegetables and caramelised pear); and Pan-roasted loin of venison with Port wine jus, plus a range of tasty vegetable sides and recipes to take away. The class will end with a feast you are certain to remember.

Read more about Learn To Cook Christmas Game with a Masterchef Winner @ Brighton Community Kitchen, £39.99

Brrr, there's definitely a winter chill in the air. You know what that means! It's officially the season for indulgence, and what better way to indulge than with dessert, cheese and cocktails? Brighten up your midweek evening with a luxurious Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart, served with a Berry Coulis and Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats. Or if you're craving something more savoury, why not opt for The Cheese Board - a selection of 3 Sussex cheeses including Mature Cheddar, Camembert & Sussex Blue. This is served with house focaccia and a quince and ginger paste. Pair your dessert or cheese board with any Paradiso cocktail.

Read more about Decadent Dessert/ Cheese Board & Any Cocktail @ The Paradiso Social, £8.95

Wriggle on down to Egremont Place where you'll find the oh-so-lovely Starfish & Coffee. Grab your favourite friend and get ready for an evening of fantastic produce, with plenty of cheesy or charcuterie culinary discoveries. These friendly folk will be switching your coffee for wine this evening, so get excited! As well as your Cheese or Charcuterie Board to share, you'll each get a 175ml glass or Red or White.

Read more about Cheese or Charcuterie Board & Wine (For 2) @ Starfish & Coffee, £17

Roll on down to The Golden Pineapple on Ship Street for a shot at their Gin Guessing Game that's sure to have you giggling by the end of the night. This Wriggle is for one of their Gin Flights which includes three gins, a bottle of tonic, and an envelope to mysteriously reveal the answers. If you're bringing a pal or a lucky someone (and why wouldn't you? This is ultimate date material) we recommend grabbing one of these Wriggles between you!

Read more about Gin Guessing Game: Triple Gin Flight w/ Tonic @The Golden Pineapple, £7

Ever been to a sustainable cocktail bar before? Thought not. Enter, Gungho! Over on Preston Street lurks Gungho! – a cocktail bar that champions seasonal, local British produce and makes this the centre of its drinks. Think freshly squeezed and pressed juices, syrups and shrubs (that's cocktail speak for a kind of fruity sugar syrup – we think...) made from scratch, and then shaken and poured over hand-chipped blocks of ice. The result are some seriously stylish, seriously delicious and dangerously drinkable cocktails that'll have you coming back again, again, and again.

Read more about Choice of Classic Cocktail @ Gungho! £5

Published -1st December 2018