Catergories: ChristmasEvents

Hampshire has so much to offer during the festive season from ice skating, Christmas markets to meeting Father Christmas himself. You'll find an abundance of festive things to do and great places to enjoy a Christmas treat. Here's 15 things you must do this Christmas in Hampshire.

  1. Go ice skating next to the iconic Winchester Cathedral and visit the Cathedral’s Christmas Market.

  1. Visit Gunwharf Quays and do your Christmas shopping in over 90 famous brand outlet shops.

  1. Step back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas at Beulieu, National Motor Museum.

  1. Meet Peppa Pig and George at Paulton Park’s Christmas experience.

  1. Browse our guide to restaurants and pubs in Hampshire and book a delicious festive treat or plan a Christmas drinks get together with friends, family or colleagues.

  1. Head to one of Hampshire’s Christmas Farmers’ Markets and pick up some local festive delights.

  1. Book tickets for Farnborough Airshow 2018 as a Christmas present for a loved one. They’ll have a fantastic day out to look forward to in 2018.

  1. Discover a portal which leads directly into Santa’s North Pole workshop at Winchester Science Centre. Take part in science experiments, toy making and see Santa himself.

  1. Take a Christmas Day walk along Hampshire’s coastline or in one of our two National Parks.   

  1. Book a spa break or day at one of Hampshire’s top spa hotels and relax and unwind before the festive season.

  1. Jump in a canoe and paddle up the beautiful River Beaulieu in the New Forest National Park with New Forest Activities and meet Father Christmas.

  1. Head to one of Hampshire’s Theatres for a magical Christmas pantomime. ‘Oh no you shouldn’t, oh yes you should!’

  1. Take your little ones to see Father Christmas at one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions.

  1. Enjoy a warming glass or mulled wine or a traditional Bratwurst at Southampton’s German Market.

  1. Discover why Hampshire’s Vineyard’s English Sparkling Wine is a must drink this Christmas on a winery tour.

You may also like Top Places to See Father Christmas in Hampshire, Hampshire’s Top Festive Ice Rinks or see our full guide to what’s on this Christmas in Hampshire.

Planning a Christmas break? Browse our huge range of accommodation. Hampshire has something for all budgets including hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering properties and cosy traditional holiday cottages.




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