CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hampshire Life today CLICK HERE

Some festive events in Portsmouth and Southsea

PUBLISHED: 10:51 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:59 17 December 2013

Danniella Westbrook and Christopher Maloney

Danniella Westbrook and Christopher Maloney

Archant

There’s no shortage of yuletide events in Portsmouth and Southsea this month, so fill up on as many Christmas festivities as you can to get everyone feeling merry

Something for the little ones

No doubt they will have plenty of Christmas parties planned in already over the festive season, but this one’s not to be missed. On Saturday 21st Charlie the Clownfish will be hosting his very own shindig at the Blue Reef Aquarium on Clarence Esplanade. The fun starts at 10am with enough activities to keep the elves happy until 4pm. Find out more online at www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.

It’s behind you

Christmas isn’t Christmas without the whole family seeing a panto. It’s Sleeping Beauty this year at the King’s Theatre in Southsea, which is playing until January 5th. There’s a talented line up of stars including Danniella Westbrook, best known as Samantha Mitchell in Eastenders, who will play Fairy Sparkle. Then there’s Christopher Maloney, 2012 Xfactor finalist, who will sweep Sleeping Beauty off her feet as the Prince. Returning to the Kings is Lynne McGranger, Australian ‘Home and Away’ soap star to play the villain everyone loves to hate, wicked fairy godmother Carabosse. Tickets start from £10 from the box office on 02392 828282 or online at www.kings-southsea.com.

The angels sing

So you’ve dressed-up as Santa, visited all the Christmas markets for your presents, seen the panto at The Kings theatre and created the ultimate wreath. Perhaps something a little more relaxing is in order?

How about listening to the beautiful voices of The Portsmouth Chorus? Their Yuletide Celebrations are certain to get you in to the festive spirit and include Festival Brass, Portsmouth Chorus Junior Choir and Laia Montserrat, violin soloist and winner of the Portsmouth Chorus Cup at Portsmouth Music Festival 2013.

Taking place at the Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth from 7.30pm on December 18, tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 concessions and £6 for children.
02392 619726 or visit www.theportsmouthchorus.com.

Out with a bang

New Year’s Eve can often be a bit of an anti-climax, but not this year, as you could welcome in 2014 with friends and family at the New Years Eve Party at Spinnaker Tower. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress to suit this year’s theme - the New Years Eve Masquerade Party. So find yourself the most elaborate mask possible and book your ticket, costing £45, which includes a welcome drink and canapés. 
Go online to www.spinnakertower.co.uk.

More from Out & About

Wed, 14:44

Savour spectacular views of the Needles and Alum Bay and discover history tales on this invigorating walk on the Isle of Wight

Read more
Mon, 12:35

With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

Read more
Mon, 12:34

Havant a clue where to go or what to do? Here are some pointers to parks, paths and performances

Read more
Mon, 12:33

With its connections to Shakesepeare and royalty, the village of Titchfield is full of surprises

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

As the mellow fruitfulness of autumn takes hold across the New Forest, what could be better than spending a few days in and around Lyndhurst? We take a tour and come up with our top 8

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Hampshire is full of autumnal scenes this month, so we asked the county’s photographers to share their secret spots for stunning vistas

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Hampshire this month

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Remember, remember… Here’s a quick round up of some stunning displays across Hampshire this year

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

Is this the ultimate city break? Winchester has it all: from ancient history to space exploration, plus cafes, cocktails, culture and countryside… But with so much to do, choices are going to have to be made

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

Our guide to some of the best Halloween events on offer across Hampshire this October

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

The community shop is thriving. Why? And what makes the perfect village store? We went in search…

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

From Jane Austen to Karl Marx, our towns and villages have fascinating links to some of the biggest historical celebrities. Viv Micklefield follows in their footsteps with the help of a blue plaque or two

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We round up 8 things you didn’t know about this little South Downs village

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Enjoy some easy walking around the Lymington to Keyhaven Nature Reserve says Fiona Barltrop

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory



Property Search