If you’re visiting one of our parks near the festive period and looking for something a bit Christmassy to do, why not check out one of the nearby local Christmas markets! It’s a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones and hopefully tick a few presents off the list!
Southampton Christmas Festival
16th November – 23rd December
The annual German themed Christmas market is back again for 2018. Wander round the 40+ chalets and browse Christmas gifts, festive treats and decorations. There will also be plenty of entertainment with musicians and Santa taking to the skies twice a day.
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
17th November – 20th December
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is known as one of the best in Europe and is a favourite due to its unique location sandwiched between the cathedral and ice rink. There’s plenty to see and do with over 100 stalls to browse!
New Forest Christmas Fair
24th – 25th November and 1st-2nd December
If you’re looking for the largest Christmas Market in the New Forest, look no further. Lymington’s High Street will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with plenty of tasty food, Christmas decorations, crafts and gifts for all ages. Strike a pose in the giant snow globe or see Santa in his sleigh.
Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu
22nd December – 6th January
Every year Beaulieu put on a fabulous event and this year is no exception. It hasn’t been revealed what is going to happen for 2018 but if anything like last year think Victorian cooking, mulled punch served by a crackling log fire with plenty of Christmas trees and a life-size gingerbread house!
Let the Christmas season commence at Tattershall Castle. Browse the many stalls across three marque tents and tick a Christmas present or 2 off the list.
Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair
Now into its 18th year, this indoor event will play host to an array of stalls featuring unique gifts, handmade crafts and delicious treats. Top chefs will also be in “The Lincolnshire Kitchen” giving attendees the perfect opportunity to brush up on their cooking skills just in time for the big day!
Lincoln Christmas Market
Nestled in and around Lincoln Castle and Cathedral will be over 280 stalls featuring unusual gifts and freshly prepared food and drink. Shops across the city will also stay open later making it a great time to get the Christmas shopping done and out of the way!
Cowes Christmas Fair
This 2-day event will feature many stalls selling an exciting range of unique gifts and crafts from some of the Island’s most talented artists.
I Love Wight Christmas Market
Held at the Garlic Farm, the I Love Wight Christmas Market will have two rooms full of locally produced arts and crafts. The garlic shop will of course be open serving garlic and non-garlic goodies.
30th November – 2nd December
Ventor’s own annual Christmas event will have attractions and entertainment for all ages. Some of the highlights of the weekend include Winter Carnival Lantern Parade, Carol Singing, The Arts and Crafts Market, Dog Fancy Dress, the Santa Dash on the beach and Santa’s Grotto.
Chichester Christmas Market
Chichester’s busiest streets will be transformed into a fabulous Christmas shopping experience. This nine-day event will have a spectacular selection of top quality crafts and gifts.
Emsworth Christmas Market
Based in St Peter’s Square, Emsworth’s Christmas market will play host to all things festive with a Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto. There will also be Christmas offers along the high street, making it a perfect opportunity to do a bit of Christmas shopping!
Crafts in the Tower
Square Tower will host another not-on-the-high street Christmas Special bonanza! Shop gifts from local producers and search for your next Christmas present!
Christmas Market at Braxted Park
Taste authentic street foods and browse unique and wonderful stocking fillers in the beautiful surroundings of Braxted Park Walled Garden. Due to popularity of the event, all adults are required to register before the event and show confirmation on arrival. Once showing your ticket you’ll be granted with a free glass of mulled wine – now that’s a deal!
Colchester Christmas Market
As always, Colchester’s Christmas Market will be full of entertainment from funfair rides, street entertainment, Santa, a Victorian Christmas Experience and delicious street food.
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