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Some of the best Christmas markets in Hampshire for 2018

PUBLISHED: 12:35 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:09 16 November 2018

Winchester Christmas Market by Herry Lawford ( via

Winchester Christmas Market by Herry Lawford ( via


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

Portsmouth - 10 November-24 December

Taking place in the heart of Portsmouth City Centre in Commercial Road, traders will be offering food, crafts, decorations, accessories and more festive items.

Southampton - 15 November-23 December

Head to Southampton’s Christmas Festival this year and soak in Bavarian music, carol singers and the stunning Flying Santa Show. Southampton’s Christmas lights are switched on at 5pm on the opening day.

Winchester - 17 November-20 December

No guide to Hampshire’s Christmas markets would be complete without including the festivities at Winchester Cathedral. Open from 10.30am to 8pm (Thu-Sat) and 10.30am to 6.30pm (Sun-Wed), it is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets and welcomes around half a million visitors each year.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - 30 November-2 December

The Dickens Christmas Festival takes place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with a number of stalls and activities to keep you amused. Discover local handmade products, see Dickensian street performers and meet the traditional green Father Christmas.

Beaulieu - 22 December-6 January

Head to the Victorian Montagu family home this Christmas and discover a delightful festive atmosphere in Palace House. Victorian cooking, carol singing, mulled punch and Christmas shopping are all on offer.


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