The Victorian Christmas Festival

Event Date: 
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 10:30am to Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 5:30pm

The Victorian Christmas Festival 2019

Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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!

Meet Christmas 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.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands