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2021 Christmas Events in Hampshire

There are a number of exciting Christmas events taking place across Hampshire this Christmas time! Please do make sure you check before travel and book your tickets in advance. Click here to see a full list of 2021 Christmas events.


Visit Father Christmas in Hampshire

Take your little ones on a magical day out to see Father Christmas, he will be making appearances all over Hampshire in top attractions. 

Our 2021 guide is coming soon! Please check back in a few weeks time. 


Christmas Walks

Gather the family, wrap-up warm and don your walking boots for a Christmas walk. We have put our own fun little twist on the 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' song to bring you 'The Twelve Walks of Christmas'.

See our guide to Christmas walks in Hampshire - 'The Twelve Walks of Chritsmas'


Top Attractions 

Hampshire's top family attractions have a great range of Christmas activities for all the family over the holiday period. From festive activities at Marwell Zoo to Santa fun at the Paultons Park and the Steam Illumination at the Watercress Line you'll certainly not be short of things to do! 

See guide to family attractions in Hampshire


Hampshire's Christmas Farmers' Markets

Hampshire Farmers' Markets give you the perfect chance to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce in time for Christmas Day. From delicious meat to mature cheese, fruity wine and homemade gifts, there's lots to whet the appetite.

Find out more about Hampshire's Famers' Markets
 

Festive breaks in Hampshire

Make your visit to Hampshire a little longer over the festive season and stay at one of Hampshire's hotels. Book a weekend for Christmas shopping, a few days away with friends and family to enjoy some of Hampshire's festive events or a pre Christmas spa break to unwind before the festive season fully kicks in. 

If you are looking to getaway over the Christmas period and not have to cook, a number of Hampshire's hotels are offering Christmas Day and Boxing Day packages.

See guide to Hotels in Hampshire

Hampshire's self-catering properties and holiday cottages are perfect for those who are looking to spend Christmas away from home. Whether thats alone or with the whole family Hampshire has accommodation to cater for all group sizes.  

See guide to self-catering properties in Hampshire

See guide to holiday cottages in Hampshire
 

Ice Skating in Hampshire

Take to the ice during the festive season on the Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester ice rinks. 

Our 2021 guide is coming soon! Please check back in a few weeks time. 


Christmas in Winchester

Visit the Watercress Line this Christmas on the outskirts of Winchester, near the town of Alresford, for their brand new Steam Illuminations. This event is a world first and will include a pixel mappable digital LED train! It's an incredible light show on and in a steam train, consisting of thousands of fully controllable colour mixing LED lights and LED wristbands. This makes the train look magical both inside and out!

Christmas in Winchester is normally known as 'England's Christmas Capital' and comes alive from November with an exciting array of events taking place in the city centre. From the stunning lantern parade, to the famous Christmas Market and Ice Rink at Winchester Cathedral, there is lots to entertain the family. Other highlights include special festive walks around the city, Christmas shopping in a number of boutique and independent shops and soaking up the pretty decorations and Christmas tree which run down the High Street. 


Christmas in Portsmouth

Head to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at the end of November and see how people used to celebrate the festivities at the The Victorian Christmas Festival. Here you will travel back in time to bygone era, where snow Dickensian streets welcome you to festive cheer and over 100 stalls selling Christmas gifts, tipples and festive foods. 

For Christmas shopping head to Gunwharf Quays home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores. 

A festive real ice rink will pop-up outside Portsmouth Guildhall from the end of November to the beginning of January. This covered ice rink is perfect for a festive skate with family and friends whatever the weather. 


Christmas in Southampton

Experience Southampton's German Market this winter, located in the heart of the city centre. With traditional craft stalls, festive foods and carol singers, there will be lots happening to keep visitors and locals entertained! 

Pop into West Quay shopping centre for any last minute presents. It enjoys extended opening hours around Christmas time.  

Outside West Quay there is a festive ice rink offering skating sessions daily throughout the festive season. If skating isn't your thing, pop into Moguls Bar, a warm alpine style bar located next to the rink for a glass of mulled wine or a festive hot chocolate. 

 

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  1. The Art of Christmas Quilling at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    7 Nov 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  2. Christmas Family Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    27 Nov 2021to28 Nov 2021
  3. Festive Archery with New Forest Activities

    Beaulieu

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    5 Dec 2021to23 Dec 2021Open 11:00 - 03:00
  4. Winter Jewels Jewellery Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    1 Dec 2021to2 Jan 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Christmas at Paultons Park!

    Romsey, The New Forest

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    4 Dec 2021to23 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:30
  6. Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

    Winchester

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    19 Nov 2021to22 Dec 2021
  7. Make Your Own Paper Christmas Rose at Sir Harold Hillier Garden

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    11 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Christmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest Activities

    Baileys Hard Lane, Beaulieu

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    From:
    11 Dec 2021to23 Dec 2021Open 11:00 - 15:00
  9. Artful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    27 Nov 2021to28 Nov 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  10. Breakfast with Santa at the Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth

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    4 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021
  11. Christmas Cocktails at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    London Road, Whitchurch

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    9 Dec 2021Open 18:00 - 20:00
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    9 Dec 2021Open 20:00 - 22:00
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    10 Dec 2021Open 18:00 - 20:00
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    11 Dec 2021Open 18:00 - 20:00
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    11 Dec 2021Open 20:00 - 22:00
  12. Christmas Supper with Miscellany Theatre Group at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    10 Dec 2021to11 Dec 2021Open 19:30 -