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Winchester Christmas Market

An unforgettable Christmas at Winchester Cathedral

Winchester is a must-visit destination for all those in search of an authentic Christmas experience, with the majestic Winchester Cathedral at the heart of the festivities.

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognized as one of the best in Europe with its unique location and bustling atmosphere. Inspired by traditional German Christmas markets, you’ll discover over 100 chalets with high quality exhibitors, hand-picked for their exclusive products.

At the centre of the Christmas Market you’ll find Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink, a real open-air Ice Rink spectacularly situated in the shadow of Winchester Cathedral. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike.

To complete your day, make sure you visit the stunning Winchester Cathedral. Marvel at the magnificent Christmas tree and enjoy traditional carol services and festive events throughout December.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market will be open from 21 November –22 December, from 10.30am – 6.30pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10.30am – 8.00pm Thursday to Saturday. Admission to the Christmas Market is free.

Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink will be open from 21 November – 5 January, from 10am to 9pm. Sessions last 1 hour (including time to fit skates), with the last admission at 8pm. Tickets are available from £6.95 on or from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857 276. 

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