Winchester Christmas Market
This wonderful Christmas Market is situated in the historic Close at the foot of Winchester Cathedral. Find over 100 wooden chalets brimming with festive goodies, homewares, British arts and crafts, accessories, decorations and a good selection of festive foods to enjoy at the event and take home.
2017 marks the 11th anniversary of Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market!
Winchester is a must-visit destination for all those wishing to experience a traditional Christmas. The city justly claims to be England's Christmas Capital and its Cathedral is at the heart of the festivities with a stunning Christmas Market and real Ice Rink dominating its beautiful and historic Close.
From its relatively modest beginnings, the Winchester CathedralChristmas Market now attracts over 350,000 visitors each year and has achieved a reputation as being amongst the very best in Europe. Within the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral's historic Inner and Outer Close you'll find over 100 attractive wooden chalets brimming with goodies. The stallholders are individually selected by the Cathedral's in-house team to ensure superior quality, uniqueness and that a wide range of products are available. Each year there's a rotation of stallholders and a good percentage of invited new traders to keep the market fresh. There's a strong emphasis on British and artisan amongst the stallholders. Look out for Hampshire's finest cheese and sourdough toasties - these alone are reason to return regularly!
A large outdoor Ice Rink sits at the centre of activity, providing the perfect winter playground for adults and children alike and, like the Christmas Market, it's regularly listed as one of the best rinks in the country. With the dramatic medieval architecture as a backdrop, it's an idyllic setting at any time of day, but it really comes into its own after twilight when the Cathedral is lit up and a warm glow radiates from the market stalls. The Ice Rink continues to operate beyond the Christmas Market into the New Year.
Drop off and pick up at the cathedral.
Depart Back Home Approx. 17.30
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.