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Portsmouth Christmas Market

Dickens Christmas Festival

Dates :  30 November 2018 until 02 December 2018

Opening Times
10am – 5pm. Last admission times to the attractions vary.

Dickens Christmas Festival

A visit to the new Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours is made even more special when you visit during A Victorian Festival of Christmas!

Festival favourites are set to return including our largest ever Christmas Market, Fagin’s Real Ale Tavern, Dickensian-style snow covered streets, a traditional Father Christmas (dressed in green) stage show and a wonderland of Victorian characters and entertainment.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Our popular Christmas market offers a truly unique Christmas shopping experience and 2018 sees our biggest Christmas market to date. Expanded across the site to areas not usually accessible to the public, the market will be almost doubled in size to be the largest Christmas market on the South Coast!

Information courtesy Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Festive Market

Dates : 17 November 2018 – 31 December 2018
Location : Portsmouth City Centre

Commercial Road Bavarian Market
The Bavarian Market in Portsmouth city centre runs right up until Christmas Eve. Stalls are open 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday and 11am-7pm Sundays.

Crafts in the Tower
Sunday 17th December –  Crafts in the Tower. Wander around the stalls of locally produced trinkets, all within the wonderful surrounds of the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth.

Christmas

Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Christmas Recipes

Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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