What’s on in Portsmouth and Southsea this Christmas

We love Christmas at Home from Home Portsmouth. Even Charlie, our precious pet, gets his Santa hat on! 

Here's what’s on in Portsmouth and Southsea this Christmas!

Christmas Light switch on in Southsea

24th November Christmas Lights switch on in Southsea.

Close to our serviced apartments in Southsea, Palmeston Road will be aglow this year.

The Cast of the Panto from the King's theatre will be involved this year! Oh yes they will!

Find out more on the Visit Portsmouth website. 

Christmas Markets in Southsea 

What: Love Southsea Market

Where: Palmerston Road

Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th December

Again a very short walk from many of our serviced apartments the Love Southsea Christmas Markets in Palmeston Road will have everything from delicious street food to gorgeous gifts, homewares, handcrafted jewellery, vintage traders, art, and so much more. The market is diverse as the city itself; vibrating with city life. Walking through the buzz of the stallholders, buyers and browsers is enlivening and infectious! Find out more on the Love Southsea website.

What: Gunwharf Quays Christmas Village

When: From now until Christmas

Gunwharf Quays, home of designer outlets and restaurants with views over the Solent will be home o a gorgeous Christmas market complete with a big wheel. Find out more on the Visit Portsmouth website 

What: Port Solent Festival of Christmas and Christmas Market

Where: Port Solent

Dates: 3rd - 4th December 

The popular event returns on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, with heart-warming seasonal food and drink, brilliant street entertainment, and festive music. Plus, there will be over 100 market stalls, all conveniently undercover, to help you find that perfect Christmas gift.

Find out more on the Vist Portsmouth website

What: Palmerston Road Farmers Market

When: 18th December 

Peruse delicious food and drink from producers hailing from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including honey, meat, craft beer and artisanal spirits, chocolate and much, much more.

Find out more on the Visit Portsmouth website

Ice skating in Portsmouth this Christmas

Make like a Christmas Movie and head to Portsmouth on Ice this Christmas for some ice skating fun. More info: https://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/portsmouth-on-ice-p1495631

Panto Time - A choice of three this Christmas 

  1. Robin Hood at Groundlings Theatre 
  2. Sleeping Beauty at The New Theatre Royal 
  3. Cinderella at The Kings Theatre 

Meet Santa at the Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy breakfast pastries in the spacious Spinnaker Kitchen and Bar overlooking the bustling harbour and hosted by Santa and his merry elves. Meet Santa for a photo opportunity and for children to receive a gift. Includes admission to the Spinnaker Tower. 

Visit the Spinnaker Tower website for details and to book.

Christmas Carol Services

What: Carols on the Green at Portsmouth Cathedral

Date: 10th December 

Come and sing traditional Christmas carols with friends and family, accompanied by a brass band. Wrap up warm as this festive event is outside on Cathedral Green.

More information is available on the Portsmouth cathedral website.

What: Carols at Portsmouth Cathedral

Dates: 21st, 22nd and 23rd December Portsmouth Cathedral

A traditional service set amongst beautiful candlelit surroundings, with readings, and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir.

More information is available on the Portsmouth cathedral website.

Whatever you do this December we hope you have a wonderful time!


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