Open: 29th, 30th November and 1st December
Celebrate 20 years of Christmas magic
Travel back in time to a bygone era, where classic characters welcome you to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals. The Victorian Christmas Festival returns in 2019 from 29 November – 1 December 2019 from 10am – 6pm.
Celebrate our 20th anniversary as you treat yourself to some well-earned retail therapy in our Christmas markets, meet Victorian street performers, a traditional green Father Christmas and so much more!
Early bird tickets are now available to buy online until 31 October!
Meet colourful characters from yesteryear
Roll up, roll up! Get ready for a Christmas like no other as incredible circus spirit arrives into town, as characters from the big top wow the crowds with amazing feats.
In between all the fast-paced action, meet the characters you know and love including Scrooge, The Segway Angels and Queen Victoria herself. You might event spot Father Christmas in traditional green dress for what promises to be a magical encounter for all the family.
Explore 120 fabulously festive stalls
The Victorian Christmas Festival welcomes the greatest stallholders from across the UK selling beautfiul trinkets and tasty treats you’ll just love.
From hand crafted leather bags to fragrant festive wreaths, you’ll be inspired by the delightfully Christmas feeling that comes with browsing 120 stalls selling food, drink and everything in between.
Get your early bird tickets before 31 October
For a day out at Hampshire’s best Christmas event, early bird tickets are the easiest way to save big online for you and your family. We offer adult, child, concession and family festival tickets – perfect for making your day out the most festive yet.
There are three dates to choose from: Friday 29 November, Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.
All tickets include the early bird discount rate which ends on 31 October. Be quick and make the most of this incredible online discount now.
Plan your visit
Get the most out of your day with our dedicated event guide. Learn how to get to the event, catering options and more.
Become a trader
Join other incredible traders at this year’s event. Applications close on 1 November – so be quick!
- Price TICKETED
- Slogan 20 years of magic
- Listing categories Featured Market
- Location / Region UK / Hampshire / Portsmouth
- Market Location Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Victory Gate, HM Naval Base
- Paid Parking Yes
- Book a hotel Book a hotel today to ensure you get the accommodation you need!
- Toilet Yes
- Food Yes
- Drink Yes
- Disabled Access Yes
- Entertainment Yes
- Pets welcome We regret no animals on site with the exception on special assistance dogs
- Bus Buses to Hard Interchange Bus Station
- Train Portsmouth Harbour
- Airport Southampton
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4 reviews on “The Victorian Christmas Festival”
Very well organised. Great atmosphere a full day out so excellent value.
We have been to the Christmas Market several years running, and thoroughly enjoy it every time. Good stalls, sensible prices, small rides for the children and plenty to see. If I have a reservation at all it is that this year (2014) the Characters wondering about the event did not interact with people or each other in the loud, outrageous way they have done in the past. Which is a pity. They make all the difference. Having said that, there seemed to be more stalls, and visitors, this year, 2014, which gave the place a buzz. It is a very good-natured, family friendly event.
Absolutely awesome experience! We've been last year to the Christmas market at Portsmouth Dockyard, while making a trip around the UK. There must have been literally hundreds of people in Victorian costume wandering around in the artificial snow. Not only put me in the mood for Christmas, but I got half of my Christmas shopping done too! I'd definitely go back
We have been going to the festival of Christmas for the last few years and it gets better every year. There are loads of stalls selling a variety of gifts and crafts, loads of Victorian characters and the snow covered street! The atmosphere is always fantastic and really gets our Christmas started! Add to that all the attractions being included with your ticket (Victory, Warrior etc) and it makes for a really full day out.