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The best Christmas markets in Hampshire in 2023

With Christmas just around the corner we’ve hand picked some of the best Christmas markets in Hampshire. Whether it’s Santa you’re seeking, or that perfect gift for the one you love, or a day out for the family to get into the festive spirit, you’re sure to find it in one of these wonderful festive events.  

Christmas Markets in Hampshire

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

What could be more festive than a Christmas market in the beautiful surrounds of Winchester Cathedral?  This annual feast of gifts, food and more, this year has over 100 chalets stuffed full with decorations, candles, gifts and jewellery. 

Dates: Friday 17th November – Thursday 21 December 2023

Opening times: 

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm

Friday – Saturday 10am – 8pm 

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Portsmouth Indoor Christmas Market

Taking place at St. Mary’s Church, Fratton, Portsmouth, you will have over 100 independent Hampshire businesses to choose your Christmas gifts from.  A wonderful day out for all the family with live entertainment and delicious food and drink.  

Saturday 11th November 2023 

Opening times: 11am – 4pm

Entry free.

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The Beaulieu Festive Fayre

Set in the beautiful National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, treat yourself and your family to a magical day out.  A handpicked selection of the finest artisan businesses, crafting experts and local producers to help you choose the perfect Christmas gift.  Plus access to the award-winning world of Beaulieu and its many attractions. 

9th – 11th December, 10am – 5pm.

Entry to the Fayre also includes entry to the Museum: Adult tickets £23, children £12. 

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Petersfield Christmas Festival

Kicking off with live music from 7pm on Saturday 9th December, then all day market on Sunday 10th December.  Over 100 stalls stuffed with Christmas fayre to suit every pocket.  The Petersfield Charity tractor run along with live entertainment, Santa, twinkly lights, all in the centre of Petersfield. 

When: Saturday 9 December 2023 7pm – 9pm

Sunday 10 December 2023 10am – 4pm 

Entry free. 

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Lymington and Pennington Christmas Market

Kick off your Christmas on Friday 25 November on The High Street in Lymington – the lights switch on at 6.15pm just before Santa arrives in his sleigh at 6.30pm.  Local shops and stalls open for business!  And on Saturday 10th December Santa will be on the High Street all day, outside Corals, along with live music, festive stalls and shops for all your Christmas wishes. 

Friday 25 November, 6pm

Saturday 10 December from 9am

Free Entry and free parking.

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