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Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:47 11 December 2018

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Great things to do in Hampshire this weekend (14, 15 and 16 December): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

Southampton Ice Rink - Friday 14 December

Southampton Esplanade

With its 900 square metre rink, Skate Southampton is a fantastic addition to WestQuay’s twinkling Esplanade this month. Warm up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate in Moguls Alpine Bar before heading out to show off your skills on the ice. Adults £11.50, children £9.50, 10.30am-9.30pm,

Christmas Market - Until 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.

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The Snowman - Saturday 15 December

Winchester Cathedral

Experience the magic of The Snowman film brought to life with a big screen and live orchestra in the beautiful surroundings of Winchester Cathedral, courtesy of Carrot Productions. With other festive treats - including an animated film of the award winning book The Bear and the Piano, and a fun introduction to the orchestra - it makes the perfect winter outing for all the family.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Saturday 15 December

Central Hall, Southampton

The Snow Queen - Sunday 16 December

The Point, Eastleigh

Tutti Frutti, one of the country’s leading family theatre companies, presents this tale of growing up, loyalty and friendship. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story and adapted by Mike Kenny, this delightful story for young people and their families takes audiences on a winter journey brimming with festive cheer and magic aplenty. With memorable music and songs from Ivan Stott.

Chocolate Fair - Sunday 16 December

Lyndhurst Community Centre

A range of stalls, activities and demonstrations taking place between 10am-4pm.

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