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 is the top 15 things you must do this Christmas in Hampshire.

  1. A visit to Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market will get you in the festive spirit! Enjoy festive foods, a little Christmas shopping and take to the ice on the real ice rink. 


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


  1. Travel back in time this Christmas at Beaulieu, National Motor Museum's Palace House. Experience the beauty of a traditionally decorated country home, as the house is buzzing with excitement and Christmas magic.


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


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


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


  1. Book a rock climbing or velodrome experience at Calshot Activity Centre as a Christmas present for a loved one. They’ll have a fantastic day out to look forward to in 2020.

  2. Don your skates and take to the ice at one of Hampshire's festive ice rinks


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


  1. Book a spa break 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. Choose from Paultons Park, Marwell Zoo, Winchester Science Centre and many more!


  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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