Is there anything more Christmassy than an ice rink and Christmas market in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral - with the music provided by Classic FM? No there isn't.
Winchester Cathedral's Christmas market and ice rink celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This magical Christmas event, held in the shadow of the 1,000-year-old gothic cathedral, now attracts over 350,000 visitors a year and has made a reputation for itself as being one of the best in Europe.
Founded in 2006, the Christmas Market celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It is recognised as one of the best in Europe and loved for its unique location - nestled beside the cathedral in its historic close and surrounding a real ice rink. Add to that a playlist selected by Classic FM and you have the perfect atmosphere for a seasonal day-trip.
Find over 100 chalets filled with high quality exhibitors, hand-picked for their interesting, unique and exclusive products. The focus on British crafts, independent traders and artisan festive foods, as well as regular performances by local choirs, really does make this market stand out from the rest.
Rain-free ice rink
This year, the ice rink is having a complete makeover. Its new clear-span roof means that everyone can enjoy a rain-free skate whatever the weather. It really is the perfect winter playground for adults and children alike.
Christmas Market, in association with Classic FM
18 November – 20 December 2016
Open every day: 10am - 6pm Sun – Wed, and 10am – 7.30pm Thu – Sat.
18 November 2016 – 2 January 2017
Tickets: £10.95 adults, £8.95 concessions, £6.50 children aged 4-7, £35 family (2 adults and 2 children). Further price options and group packages can be found online. Open from 10am, last session at 7.45pm.
Book by calling the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857 275 or online.
For more details visit Winchester Cathedral's website .