What's on

From fun events for children, live music and festivals to exhibitions, talks and tours, take a look at our events calendar and let Winchester entertain you.

Enjoy the perfect Christmas in Winchester

There is something for everyone in Winchester at Christmas time.

Children can pay a special visit to Father Christmas in his Grotto before going off to see one of the many Christmas shows and pantomimes. 

You'll find plenty of present ideas at the Christmas market or in one of Winchester's many independent shops, boutiques and designer stores.

Hotels and restaurants are waiting to welcome you with some festive cheer and winter-warming meals. So if you're looking for a quick bite to eat whilst shopping or if you're planning a Christmas party, there'll be something to suit you in Winchester. 

Take a look at our Christmas in Winchester website for a full list of events, accommodation and places to eat. 

Come to Winchester during the spring and summer and enjoy exciting arts celebrations of all kinds.

Highlights of the festival season include Winchester Film Festival, Winchester Fashion Week, Winchester Writers’ Conference, Hat Fair, Winchester Festival and Winchester Comedy Festival. If you’re a comedy fan, don't miss Winchester Comedy Festival which is hosted at several venues during the first week in October.

Visit the Festivals in Winchester website for more details. 

 

Fresh produce, gifts, antiques and fashion.

Look out for the largest farmers’ market in the UK as it brings fine local produce to the city on the second and final Sunday of each month.

The high street also hosts a weekly speciality food and produce market on a Wednesday – why not grab a freshly made crepe on the go? You’ll also find an eclectic mix of scarves, toys, books and value for money household goods at the general street markets running from Thursday through to Saturday.

And if you’re in the high street on a Sunday your visit might coincide with the Vintage & Retro Village and the Winchester Antiques & 20th Century Collectibles Market on the first Sunday of every month or the Art & Design Market (third Sunday of every month from March to December).

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Festivals

Accommodation in Winchester area

  • Park Farm cottages
    Where to stay

    Park Farm Cottages

    Avington
    Recently built architect designed 'ecobuild' in a peaceful location.
  • Mews House Interior
    Where to stay

    Mews House

    City centre
    Mews House is a very comfortable, modern, end of terrace cottage with a patio in an exclusive, quiet, cul-de-sac in central Winchester.
  • South Winchester Lodges Interior
    Where to stay

    South Winchester Lodges

    Around Winchester
    Award-winning, five star, Norwegian log cabins beautifully set in the centre of South Winchester Golf Club.
  • Wallops Wood outside View
    Where to stay

    Wallops Wood Escapes

    Sheardley Lane
    Newly opened Wallops Wood has five contemporary luxury holiday cottages situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park.