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 2018||Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship||Thruxton Circuit, Andover|
|20 May 2018||Alresford Watercress Festival||Alresford|
|22 June 2018 - 24 June||Kitesurfing Armada||Sea Front, Hayling Island|
|26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018||Common People Southampton||The Common, Southampton|
|26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018||Mutiny Festival 2018||King George V Playing Fields, Northern Road, Cosham|
|29 June 2018 - 1 July 2018||Winchester City Centre||Winchester City Centre|
|7 July 2018||Round the Island Race||The Solent|
|1 July 2018 - 30 July 2018||Hampshire Food Festival||Various locations across the county|
|24 July 2018 - 26 July 2018||The New Forest and Hampshire County Show||Brockenhurst|
|14 July 2018||Mela Festival||Hoglands Park, Southampton|
|21 July 2018 - 22 July 2018||Farnborough International Airshow 2018||Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre|
|4 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018||Lendy Cowes Week||The Parade, West Cowes, Isle Of Wight|
|11th August - 12th August 2018||Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2018||Southsea Common, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth|
|24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018||Carfest South||Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Basingstoke|
|24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018||Victorious Festival 2018||Southsea Common, Portsmouth|
|5 Sept 2018 - 9 Sept 2018||Illumination: A Festival of Flowers at Winchester Cathedral Winchester Cathedral||Winchester Cathedral|
|8 Sept 2018||The Romsey Show||Broadlands Park, Romsey|
|14 Sept 2018 - 23 Sept 2018||Southampton Boat Show||Mayflower Park, Southampton|
|21 October 2018||Great South Run||outhsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth|
|23 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018||Wine Festival Winchester||The Guildhall, Broadway, Winchester|
|17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018||Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market||Winchester Cathedral|
|21 Nov 2018 - 3 Jan 2019||Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink||Winchester Cathedral|