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Catergories: Christmasthings to do

From incredible ice rinks and marvelous Christmas Markets to meeting Father Christmas and wintery walks – there so much waiting for you to discover this festive season.  
There is an abundance of celebrations, things to do and wonderful places to enjoy a Christmas treat with your friends and family this year. Read on to discover our guide to the top 15 things to do this Christmas in Hampshire. 

  1. Visit Gunwharf Quays and do your Christmas shopping in over 90 famous brand outlet shops. 
  2. Meet Peppa Pig and George at Paultons Park’s Christmas experience
  3. Head to one of Hampshire’s Christmas Farmers’ Markets and pick up some local festive delights. 
  4. Don your skates and take to the ice at Portsmouth Ice Rink  
  5. Book a spa break at one of Hampshire’s top spa hotels and relax and unwind before the festive season.  
  6. 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 or you could try your hand at Festive Archey!  
  7. Head to one of Hampshire’s Theatres for a magical Christmas pantomime. ‘Oh no you shouldn’t, oh yes you should!’ 
  8. Take a Christmas Day or Boxing Day walk along Hampshire’s coastline or in one of our two National Parks  
  9. Enjoy a warming glass of mulled wine and tuck into a traditional Bratwurst at Southampton’s German Market.  
  10. Take your little ones to see Father Christmas at one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions.  
  11. A visit to Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market will get you in the festive spirit! Enjoy festive food and drink and a little Christmas shopping. 
  12. Enjoy delicious food and drink and browse at potential seasonal gifts at the Artisan Collective Fair at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.  
  13. Discover why Hampshire’s Vineyard’s English Sparkling Wine is a must drink this Christmas on the fairy lights and fizz event and discover the absolute best of Hampshire wine from Black Chalk, Hambledon Vineyards, Hattingley Valley and The Grange.  
  14. Get ready to impress your guests this Christmas when you experience the Christmas Cocktails event at Bombay Sapphire Distillery this year. With mince pies and lite bites included – yum!  
  15. Learn from the best and the Season Cookery School at Lainston House to make edible Christmas gifts and Christmas pudding with all the trimmings!  

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

See our guide to Christmas events in Hampshire here 

See our guide to what’s on this winter in Hampshire here