There is plenty of things to do in Winchester over November and December to get into the Christmas Spirt! Look below for some events that are on and be sure to go to them they are well worth a visit.
Winchester light switch on –Thursday 14th November
Celebrate the start of the festive period with the city’s wonderful Christmas lights being switched on, at the broadway outside Winchester guildhall from 6pm. Enjoy and evening of live performances from local acts and help kick start the festive seasons celebrations.
Ice Rink at the Cathedral – 21st Nov 2019 10:00 – 5th Jan 2020
Enjoy festive, rain-free skating at the heart of Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market! Our spectacular covered Ice Rink guarantees a fun-filled skating experience whatever the weather and a fabulous Christmas Tree in the centre of the Ice Rink will fill our skaters with festive cheer.
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is perfectly situated in the centre of the Cathedral’s historic Inner Close
Winchester Christmas Market – Thursday 21 November – Sunday 22 December 2019
Open from 10.00am – 6.30pm Sunday – Wednesday and 10.00am – 8.00pm Thursday – Saturday
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets and attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year.
The pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding the covered, rain-free real ice rink. All exhibitors have been hand-picked for their interesting, high quality and unique products.
Food and Drink
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink at the Christmas Market. You’ll find chalets selling festive favourites such as, mulled wine, bratwurst, mince pies and stollen. Alternatively, the Cathedral Refectory and Ice Rink Café Bar & Kitchen provide a warm and comfortable setting with plenty of seating and great menus.
Winchester Cathedral invite many British craftspeople to take part in the Christmas Market. If you’re looking for that special something make sure you visit the jewellers, painters, glass makers and textile artists selling unique gifts and decorations.
At the far end of the British Crafts Village you will find an enchanting nativity scene – providing an ideal opportunity to share the Christmas story amongst your party and take a fun photograph for Christmas.