Wrap up warm and grab a cup of mulled wine...the Christmas Market season is here!

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

18th November – 23rd December 2021

The annual German themed Christmas market is back again for 2021. 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

16th December 2021

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

4th – 5th December and 11th– 12th December

If you’re looking for the largest Christmas Market in the New Forest, look no further. Exbury Gardens 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

18th December – 2nd January 2022

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 2021 but if anything like previous years think Victorian cooking, mulled punch served by a crackling log fire with plenty of Christmas trees and a life-size gingerbread house!

Lincoln Christmas Market

2nd -5th December 2021

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!


Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair

27th December

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!

Cowes Christmas Fair

20th November

This wonderful 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 – Artisan Christmas shop

19th November

Held at the Garlic Farm, the I Love Wight Artisan Christmas shop will be full of locally produced arts and crafts. The garlic shop will of course be open serving garlic and non-garlic goodies.

Wickham Christmas market

20th -21st November

Get ready to enter into a fabulous Christmas shopping experience. This event will have a spectacular selection of top quality crafts and gifts.

Funland Hayling Island

Throughout December

Hayling Wonderland is back for 2021 at Funland, Hayling Island. Just a short drive away from Mill Rythe, Funland is the perfect day out this December to truly harness the Christmas spirit. A popular amusement park on the South Coast, join the elves at Funland this Christmas for a spectacular wonderland experience. 

Christmas Market at Braxted Park

Postponed to 2022

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! Please note, this event has been postponed to 2022.

Colchester Christmas Market

27th December

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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