Winchester

Winchester - 'England's Christmas Capital'

Winchester Market

Christmas is just around the corner, and ‘England’s Christmas Capital’ of Winchester is brimming with a huge variety of festive events. While seeing the brightly decorated city is more than enough to get in the spirit, there are many can’t-miss celebrations for the all the family to enjoy.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink

A bustling atmosphere, high-quality exhibitors and festive foods make the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market one of the best in Europe. Last year, the Christmas Market attracted more than 400,000 visitors and filled them with holiday cheer.

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekends return to York and Winchester this autumn

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekends return to York and Winchester this autumn

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend festivals are back for the sixth year this autumn, with the biggest line-ups yet. Set in two idyllic locations across two weekends in October, the show travels first to the medieval city of Winchester and then historic York. Each packed weekend features a diverse range of engaging talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from the world’s leading historians and authors including Michael Wood, Alison Weir, Bernard Cornwell and Lucy Worsley.

Spring & Easter Events

Spring & Easter Events

Spring is in the air! And for those who love Easter, Winchester has enough chocolate, eggs, parties and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Sneak a peek at the best events you need to know about.

Biscuit Decorating at Winchester Cathedral
26 – 28 March, 2 – 3 April
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Have some good old-fashioned family fun this Easter as the Winchester Cathedral celebrates with a drop-in biscuit decorating workshop. While kids create their edible masterpieces, mums and dads can take the rare opportunity to sit down with a cuppa!

There's no need to book. A £1 charge will be made on the day for each biscuit decorated.