Christmas in Hampshire sees the county comes alive with special events such as markets, theatre shows, ice rinks, carol services and delicious festive cuisine, offering a warm welcome to its residents and visitors. 

Visit Hampshire is the official tourism website for Hampshire, where you will find amazing accommodation, places to visit, fantastic food and drink, a comprehensive events guide, insightful blogs as well as inspiring ideas for days out whatever time of year you visit.

Hampshire’s two National Parks, the New Forest and South Downs, have stunning scenery and wildlife; chances are you’ll bump into wild horses, deer, pigs and more. There’s also an abundance of activities to do from cycling, walking, water sports, horse riding or if you prefer something a little more relaxing there’s a number of spa retreats.

The three historic cities Portsmouth, Winchester, and Southampton all have tons of history and character, not to mention fantastic attractions, music, theatre and sporting venues along with great bars and restaurants.

Hampshire’s coastline offers superb sailing and water sports in the Solent, many of the beaches have unrivalled views of the Isle of Wight. “When summer arrives, there’s no better place to be, than beside the seaside! Discover some of the best beaches in Hampshire. With so much to do in Hampshire you may want to stay a little longer, with a choice of family friendly hotels, cute cottages, camping and glamping and luxury country manor houses. Plan your next trip with Visit Hampshire.

What's on in Hampshire

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018Dunlop MSA British Touring Car ChampionshipThruxton Circuit, Andover
20 May 2018Alresford Watercress FestivalAlresford
22 June 2018 - 24 JuneKitesurfing ArmadaSea Front, Hayling Island
26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018Common People SouthamptonThe Common, Southampton
26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018Mutiny Festival 2018King George V Playing Fields, Northern Road, Cosham
29 June 2018 - 1 July 2018Winchester City CentreWinchester City Centre
7 July 2018Round the Island Race The Solent
1 July 2018 - 30 July 2018Hampshire Food FestivalVarious locations across the county
24 July 2018 - 26 July 2018The New Forest and Hampshire County ShowBrockenhurst
14 July 2018Mela FestivalHoglands Park, Southampton
21 July 2018 - 22 July 2018Farnborough International Airshow 2018Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
4 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018Lendy Cowes WeekThe Parade, West Cowes, Isle Of Wight
11th August - 12th August 2018Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2018Southsea Common, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth
24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018Carfest SouthLaverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Basingstoke
24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018Victorious Festival 2018Southsea Common, Portsmouth
5 Sept 2018 - 9 Sept 2018Illumination: A Festival of Flowers at Winchester Cathedral Winchester CathedralWinchester Cathedral
8 Sept 2018The Romsey ShowBroadlands Park, Romsey
14 Sept 2018 - 23 Sept 2018Southampton Boat ShowMayflower Park, Southampton
21 October 2018Great South Runouthsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth
23 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018Wine Festival WinchesterThe Guildhall, Broadway, Winchester
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018Winchester Cathedral Christmas MarketWinchester Cathedral
21 Nov 2018 - 3 Jan 2019Winchester Cathedral Ice RinkWinchester Cathedral