Christmas Market – Winchester Cathedral

31st October 2023

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe. Taking place this year from 17th November to 21st December, the festive market is renowned for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location, and handpicked high-quality exhibitors. 

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market – 17th November to 21st December

The wooden chalets situated within Winchester Cathedral’s historic Inner Close are inspired by those seen at traditional German Christmas markets. Each year the selection of stalls showcase the original works of talented craftspeople and artists offering unique, custom pieces, such as knitted wool throws to organic essential oil reed diffusers. 

Christmas Market - Winchester Cathedral

Though, the market isn’t only for buying gifts. Celebrate the season by meeting friends and family for a glass of mulled wine or mug of hot chocolate, and a spiced mince pie. Whilst enjoying your culinary delights listen to the cheerful sound of local choirs singing Christmas carols as well as other live performances on the community stage.

More cathedral Christmas fairs and markets can be found here.

There are popular times for coming to the market, visitors should consider arriving earlier or later in the day for a less crowded experience. There is no timed entry or tickets to the Christmas Market so queuing may be necessary. You can exit the market and re-enter the market at any time.

Plan ahead and pre-book your tickets to one of the many special services, Christmas concerts, or events through the Winchester Cathedral website

For more information about Winchester’s Christmas Market please click here 

Photo Credits – Harvey Mills