Festival of Christmas

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

from Saturday 03rd December 2022 to Sunday 04th December 2022

Festive fun is top of the wish list this year at Port Solent

The popular event returns on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, with heart-warming seasonal food and drink, brilliant street entertainment and festive music - and over 100 market stalls, all conveniently under cover, to help you find that perfect Christmas gift. 

There will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to make memorable moments on both days - and free parking all day at Port Solent too. 

On Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, The Wish Fairies and Jack Frost will be causing magical mayhem and there will be live music all day in the main foyer with the Pitch Pipers, The Spinnaker Chorus, Warsash Band and the Cowplain Ukulele players. 

On Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, seasonal music will be provided by The Igloo Choir and Band, the Pompey Pluckers and the Portsmouth & Fareham Rock Choir. Jack Frost will be returning to provide street entertainment with the Toy Soldiers. 

The Christmas market will offer an inspiring and uniquely handcrafted range of goods and gifts for visitors to find the perfect present for loved ones.  

Port Solent’s Lisa Fowler said: “Get into the Christmas spirit for our wonderful event. The Festival of Christmas is a great day out for family and friends to get together, have some festive fun and enjoy some seasonal shopping too. 

“We've got more market stalls than ever this year which are totally covered for the visitors to shop whatever the weather, situated along the Boardwalk, inside the Trading Post and many more in our under-cinema car park. 

“Come along and enjoy the entertainment and live music and treat yourselves to delicious food and drink. There’s free parking all day at Port Solent, so everybody can stay as long as they wish.” 

Click here to view the market stall line-up

Additional fun activities for all the family!

The Creation Station will be in the event area on Saturday from 10am – 4pm, with a great selection of Children’s craft activities:




Create a Christmas Door Hanger - £3

Create a Christmas Wooden Spoon Character - £3

Decorate a Christmas Decoration - £1

Or get yourself decorated with Eco Face Glitter - £3






Entry and parking are FREE.

The event will be held undercover so you can enjoy it whatever the weather!