The festive fun is in full swing! If you’re looking for ways to make the most of the festive season then look no further, we’ve put together a selection of fabulous festive events and things to do this Christmas in Southampton!

Visit the traditional German market in Southampton city centre. Featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. The market includes over 40 independent stallholders offering a range of hand-made, authentic gifts including wooden toys, clothing, jewellery as well as Christmas decorations.

Until the 6th January, Southampton’s 900sq metre ice-rink will be open daily throughout the festive period, except on Christmas Day. Skate against a stunning backdrop of Christmas trees, fairy lights and the historic City Walls of Southampton, and then pop into Mogul’s cosy log cabin for a deliciously warming post-skate drink.

Christmas events in Southampton

The Stage Door presents ‘Cinderella… and her Pussy in Boots‘ for 2018’s instalment of Southampton’s naughtiest Adult Pantos!  If you’ve been before, you’ll know to expect a night of side splitting laughter!  Not for the easily offended and Adults Only!

Experience the new magical, after-dark, illuminated trail through the grounds and gardens of Beaulieu this Christmas. There’s something for everyone as a one mile illuminated path winds its way through the grounds in an incredible after dark experience. Greeted by the sights and sounds of Christmas, wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour.

Christmas events in Southampton

Take your family on an adventure around the city centre this Christmas with the Southampton Panto Trail, collecting clues before finishing at the Mayflower Theatre to receive your reward. Pick up your trail sheet from the Mayflower Theatre, City Library, The Marlands, Westquay, or alternatively you can download it here .

Nuffield Southampton Theatres premieres their first locally made children’s show for under 5s in NST City Studio Theatre next week: Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep. This brand new, funny and uplifting tale for children will run from 13 – 30 December and is a co-production with Dumbshow, a theatre company who specialise in making theatre for young children.