Day Trips England

Winchester Christmas Market

Today, Tom an I spent some time visiting the Winchester Christmas Market. We wanted to wait until it was dark to visit the Christmas market so during the afternoon we strolled through the high street watching choirs, buskers and cute dogs and visiting some of our favourite shops.

The Hambledon

This is such a lovely shop filled with tonnes of beautiful, unique and quirky items and objects. I always like popping in and checking out what little goodies I could buy. Even if I don’t need anything, its such a nice shop filled with lovely things to look at.

Winchester Christmas Market - That Kind of ThingWinchester Christmas Market - That Kind of Thing

As lunchtime dawned we didn’t even need to decide where we were going to eat as our Winchester Ciabatta Grill Man never fails! I actually made a whole other blog about this yummy part of the day which can be viewed here.

Winchester Christmas Market

Walking up the Cathedral, there was a queue stretching out half-way round the side that I assumed was for some event going on in the Cathedral but, no it was just for the Christmas market! There were tonnes of people crammed together trying to get in so even though, you feel a little bit like cattle, it was great once we were in.

Winchester Christmas Market - That Kind of ThingWinchester Christmas Market - That Kind of Thing

There was everything from Mulled wine and Cider, arts, crafts, an Ice rink, clothing, burgers, roasted chestnuts, bags and so on. The little cabins were all so interesting and put together so well, it was lovely to see and there were crowds round each one.

Winchester Christmas Market - That Kind of ThingWinchester Christmas Market - That Kind of ThingWinchester Christmas Market - That Kind of Thing

Different parts of the market had these old carriages selling well-known traditional Christmas snacks and drinks which looked amazing. No surprise the mulled wine seemed the most popular!

Winchester Christmas Market - That Kind of Thing

The market was a great evening out and I’d definitely recommended a visit to Winchester, anytime but especially at night during the Christmas market when the atmosphere is even more lively!

Winchester Christmas Market - That Kind of Thing

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