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Winchester Christmas Market 2021

November 19, 2021 - December 22, 2021

Winchester Christmas Market

A highlight of the festive season, Winchester Christmas Market opens on 19 November. Since 2006 the market has been recognised as one of the leading Christmas Festivals in the UK alongside Bath, Edinburgh and Canterbury.

The city has firmly established as a destination for a genuine Christmas experience, albeit one based firmly in the German tradition of Christmas markets. Around half a million people are expected to attend this year’s festival which will last for five weeks straddling November and December.

Winchester Christmas Market

With roughly 100 wooden chalets crammed into the area around Cathedral Close, there’s still room for an ice rink to ensure fun for all the family. In addition to the usual Christmas paraphernalia there is a food court food with plenty of mulled wine to keep you warm, as well as a nativity scene – it is Christmas after all – and, naturally, the spectacular Winchester Cathedral looking down deignfully upon all the festivities.

Winchester Christmas Lights

The Winchester festive season will kick off on 18 November when the Christmas lights will be turned on and there will be with a stage show outside the Guildhall.

Events include a traditional pantomime as well as concerts. Winchester Cathedral has produced Christmas in Winchester Guide which outlines all the venues and attractions in the area.

Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Christmas Market Dates

The Christmas Market will run from 19 November to 22 December, 2021.

Winchester Christmas Key dates

  • 18 November – Christmas Lights Switch On and Snow Globe in The Square
  • 19 November – 22 December Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
  • 20 November – 4 January Winchester Gingerbread Trail
  • 30 November – 5 January – Aladdin Pantomime
  • 01 December – Christmas at Marwell
  • 18 December – 22 December Santa at the Great Hall

Won’t be in Winchester during Winter, why not attend the Winchester Festival instead?

Things to do in Winchester

For ideas on what to do in Winchester, visit the local tourism site.

More information on the Winchester Christmas Market

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November 19, 2021
December 22, 2021
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