Winchester Lays Claim To Being England’s Most Christmassy City For Second Year Running
31st July 2011
For the second year the running the capital of England will be relocating to Winchester: at least from the 17th of November, when the city’s seasonal lights are switched on and this medieval citadel becomes England’s Christmas Capital once again.
Complete with a internationally renowned Christmas Market, ice rink in the Cathedral courtyard, jostling lantern parade, wildlife fun at Marwell’s Christmas grotto, home grown panto at The Theatre Royal (this year it is Cinderella), kids trails in the museums, carols and Christmas services, craft fairs, bustling independent shops and deals and offers to be found at a host of bars, hotels and restaurants, Winchester defies anyone to find a more festive city in England.
This year, Winchester has a fantastic one-stop-shop website detailing everything any visitor might need to know about England’s Christmas Capital – www.christmasinwinchester.co.uk. However, some key dates to look out for include:
17th Nov Christmas Lights Switched On
24th Nov-21st Dec Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
24th Nov-2nd Jan Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink
Every Fri-Sun from 25th Nov-24th Dec Christmas at Marwell – Be Enchanted
27th Nov Making Merry at the Guildhall
Every Sat-Sun from 3rd-24th Dec Santa Specials on the Watercress Line
7th Dec-2nd Jan Cinderella The Pantomime – Theatre Royal
26th Dec-27th Dec Christmas Leave on the Watercress Line
To see the most recently updated accommodation and food deals, check out the Winter Breaks and Festive Food sections on Winchester’s Christmas website.
To see why so many people spend the festive season in Winchester have a look at the short Christmas in Winchester film.
For further information, contact:
Lewis Shields, Flagship Consulting
020 7886 8440