Christmas in Hampshire 2013


Southampton Christmas Market
14th November -31st December

Christmas Wonderland at Paultons Park, Romsey
16th November – 22nd December

City Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On, Portsmouth
21st November
Held in the pedestrian precinct area.
16:00 – 18:30

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
21st November -22nd December
Recognised as one of the best in Europe and inspired by traditional German Christmas markets. The wooden chalets are in the Cathedral’s historic Inner Close surrounding an open-air real ice rink.

Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink
21st November – 5th January 2014
One-hour sessions in an open air real ice rink
The open-air real ice rink can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The ice rink is surrounded by the Christmas Market until 23rd December.

Alton Christmas Lights Switch On
22nd November
Market Square and High Street. From 17.50 . Santa, music and carols.

Christmas at Marwell, Winchester
23rd November -24th December
Santa and co are having festive fun in the classic setting of Marwell Hall.

Cosham Christmas Lights Switch On, Portsmouth
27th November
16:00 – 18:00

A Victorian Festival of Christmas 2013, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth
29th November -1st December
10th annual Victorian Festival of Christmas with Victorian school, Victorian food and traditional ‘green’ Father Christmas. Traditional Christmas carols, street and fairground entertainments. Fagin’s Real Ale Tavern and Dickensian-style snow covered streets.
Biggest Christmas market on the South Coast.
Victorian characters include Sherlock Holmes whose author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, lived for in Portsmouth whilst writing some of his famous novels.

Albert Road – Celebration of Christmas Lights 2013, Southsea
30th November
16:00- 18:00

Watercress Line Santa Specials, Alresford and Alton
30th November – 24th December (various dates)
Join Santa on a magical one hour round trip through the scenic Hampshire countryside.Santa gives every child a gift in a special souvenir sack with soft drinks for children and wine and mince pies for the grown-ups. Departing from either Alresford or Alton. Advance booking only.

Christmas City Highlights Walking Tour, Winchester
30 Nov 2013 To 30 Nov 2013
A city highlights walk with a seasonal flavour.

Hampshire Farmers’ Christmas Markets
1st December – 22nd December
Special Christmas markets at Petersfield on the 1st December and at Winchester on 8th December, with a wide range of festive foods and drinks from Hampshire producers. There will also be an additional market in Romsey on Sunday 22nd of December.
Many of the stallholder suppliers create special gift packs and there will also be a range of traditional Christmas food and drink.

Advent Carol Service by Candlelight at Portsmouth Cathedral
1st December at 18:00 in St Thomas’ Cathedral.
With the Cathedral Choir and Cantate.

Wickham Christmas Lights Switch On
4th December 18:00 – 20:00
Santa in his grotto, free face painting, playbus, music, mulled wine and more! Most of the shops will be open late too.

Naomi House 5k Santa Run, Winchester
8th December 09:30
Registration is at O’Neill’s Winchester from 9.30am and the race starts at the top of the High-Street at 10.30am by the Winchester Mayor so come along with friends, family and work colleagues and get into the festive spirit for Naomi House
Contact details:Nicole : 01962 760060