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Festive fun in Winchester

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Published November 2020

Christmas might look a little different this year but there are still lots of festivities to enjoy throughout the Winchester District – tis the season to be jolly.

Four Dames in search of a Panto

Pantomime dame

‘Oh yes we are’ missing our annual panto. Well maybe you can help four dames who are in search of a Panto at the Theatre Royal Winchester. Join some familiar faces for original songs and all your panto favourites. Find out more about the show here and read about the theatre’s safety measures. You can even watch the show from the comfort of your own home with the livestream performances – visit here to find out more.

The Snow Queen and the Frost Prince

Visit The Nutshell Theatre for a festive performance that will delight the whole family. With original music, captivating characters and some deliciously scary moments The Snow Queen and the Frost Prince will thrill the whole family. Find out more about the performances here and read about the theatre’s new safety measures here.

The Big Band at Christmas

Swing and sing-along into Christmas at the Theatre Royal Winchester. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole – jazzing up those Jingle Bells! Find out more about this unique five star swing band show here and read about the theatre’s COVID measures here.

Big Band

The Spitfire Sisters’ Christmas Special

Is Christmas your favourite time of year? The festive period is definitely special to the Spitfire Sisters who have an unmissable performance prepared for you. Join them at the Theatre Royal Winchester for both old and new song, jingley bells and merriment as their performance warms you better than a glass of mulled wine. Find out more about the performance here and read about the theatre’s safety measures here.

spitfire sisters pulling christmas crackers

Pinocchia at the Blue Apple Theatre

This Christmas join Frank as he discovers what is means to be human through an unlikely friend from the comfort of your own home. Join the Blue Apple Theatre for an entirely digital performance which includes singing, dancing and – of course – Blue Apple’s trademark wit and charm. This is not one to be missed – find out more about the performance here.

Santa’s Christmas cracker

Join Father Christmas and his friends for a fun, festive, musical adventure at the Theatre Royal Winchester. Help a lost penguin learn what Christmas is and unleash the magic of Christmas by pulling one of Santa’s Christmas crackers. Aimed at two – seven year olds this is festive fun for the whole family. Find out more about the performance here or read the theatre’s safety measures here.

Christmas Mulled Wine Walk

Grab yourself a glass of mulled wine and take a walk around one of the most magical Christmas cities in England – this is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Take in the magical sites of Winchester city centre with a warm glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and soak up the atmosphere. Find out more about the tour here – walking groups are limited to six people to comply with COVID safety guidelines.

Christmas Cocktails at Bombay Sapphire

Cocktail in hand learn all about Bombay Sapphire Gin and the distillery before enjoying a guided tasting and having a go at making your own Christmas gin and tonic. You will then learn how to make the masterpiece of the evening – a classic French 75 cocktail, a clear favourite at Christmas time. Find out more about the evening here and read about the safety measures at the distillery here.

Laverstoke gin cocktail

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Hotel du Vin

Give yourself and that special someone a real treat this season and book at table for a festive afternoon tea at the Hotel du Vin. Enjoy a glass of champagne and all your afternoon favourites – find out more here. Check out everything else the hotel has to offer this year with festive stays, Christmas dinner and New Year’s eve packages – there is something for everyone. Read about the safety measures at the Hotel du Vin here.

Hotel du Vin bistro

Hattingley Valley Wines

What is Christmas without a few bubbles? This year why not treat yourself to a selection of Hattingley Valley English Sparkling Wines chosen especially for the festive season. Will you choose the Christmas Cracker Case, the case fit for a King, or may be the 12 days of Christmas? This year Hattingley Valley is donating a percentage of their sales to the Rainbow Trust – supporting families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Discover more about the Rainbow Trust and all Hattingley Valley have to offer here.

Hattingley Valley_Bottles & fizz in Vineyard_© The Electric Eye Photography

Christmas at the Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Winchester has all your festive celebrations covered. Visit them for a festive afternoon tea, your Christmas dinner or to bring in the New Year. Why not spread the festive joy and give a Holiday Inn voucher to your loved ones this Christmas. Find out more about what is on offer here.

There is so much going on in the district this year, find your perfect festive treat here.

Please remember to follow the latest government guidance and follow the rules for your tier in England. You will find up to date information on the national government website here.