Star of Wonder
A stunning burst of neon light inspired by JMW Turner's work of the same name, ‘The Evening Star' by New York-based artist Spencer Finch brings a dazzlingly festive presence to the stairwell of the 18th century house. Stairwell, Free with admission

Christmas Carols round the tree
Gather round the Christmas tree in the entrance hall of the historic house for a programme of seasonal music from BBC Choir of the Year regional qualifiers, the South Bank Singers (Thursday 15 December 6pm) and the Westergate Community Schools' choir (Thursday 22 December). The tree is donated by Barnyard nursery, Birdham and hand- decorated by local artist group CH-ART. Free. 6pm.

Children's Workshops
Little Stars for Little Stars
Make your own sparkling and colourful stars to hang up at home using coloured tissue and cord inspired by The Evening Star in the stairwell of the historic house on Tues 20 Dec (10.15am - 12.15pm and repeated 1.15pm - 15.15pm). Free, booking essential on 01243 774557.

Community spirit
Twelve Days of Christmas
Come and see Pallant residents and businesses join together to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas with a series of window displays inspired by the much-loved Christmas carol. Vote for your favourite display to be in with a chance of winning a free annual membership to Pallant House Gallery. North and South Pallant, 25 December 2011-5 January 2012

After Hours
Free Thursday Lates
Give your wallet a well-earned break with these regular after-hours opportunities to view the collections and temporary exhibitions including the critically-acclaimed Edward Burra exhibition (until 19 Feb) absolutely free. Every Thursday, 5-8pm

Christmas shopping
Pallant House Gallery Bookshop
The Pallant House Gallery Bookshop is the perfect choice for whatever you want this Christmas, with a broad range of unique gifts and stocking-fillers including the limited edition Enid Marx Christmas Card (pictured) produced exclusively to mark the exhibition Enid Marx: The Breuning-Eve Gift (10 Jan-26 Feb 2012). £4 for pack of five

Buy an Experience
With an exciting programme of exhibitions and events at Pallant House Gallery ahead, there has never been a better time to buy membership to the Gallery. Choose between Individual, Family, Student and Young Friend membership options to give a gift that keeps on giving. (01243) 774557

Gallery Christmas Opening times:
Sat 24 Dec and Sat 31 Dec: 10am-4pm
Sun 25 Dec, Mon 26 Dec and Sun 1 Jan: Closed
Tues 27 and Mon 2 Jan: 11am-5pm