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Events (Nov/Dec 2018)

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Winchester Bonfire & Fireworks - 3rd November, Broadway & Recreation Ground, Winchester

Taking place in the heart of the city on 3rd November, this event donates all profits to local organisations and charities. From 6pm, Starting at King Alfred’s Statue – The Broadway, Winchester. www.winchesterbonfire.co.uk

Upcoming performances from Titchfield Festival Theatre 3rd November – 22nd December Titchfield Festival Theatre

The Titchfield Festival Theatre have a variety of performances to enjoy, with Dracula on the 3rd and 4th of November, Black Adder Goes Forth from the 7th – 17th November, The Birthday Party from the 26th November – 1st December, and Peter Pan from the 12th – 22nd December. See the full list of performances on the website www.titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com

Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza! 8th November, from 6pm

Gunwharf Quays’ hugely popular Fireworks Extravaganza returns on Thursday 8th November 2018. This will once again be hosted by Wave 105 and will feature live performances alongside a breath-taking waterfront fireworks display. This will be a free event.

Port solent Waterside Market, 11th November, Port Solent, 10am - 4pm

The ever-popular Port Solent Waterside Market brings the best traders to a unique waterfront location. Free Parking.

Remembrance Day Services (11th of November):

Rowlands / Havant: Remembrance service – Sunday 11th November.
St Johns Church, Rowlands Castle.

Farlington / Drayton: Remembrance service - Sunday, 11th November.
Guildhall Square - The Remembrance Sunday Service is scheduled for Sunday, 11th November. 10.30 -12.30, on the big screens in Guildhall Square Portsmouth.

Hayling Island: 17,000 poppy cascade at St Peter’s Church in Northney, Hayling Island:
The cascade will remain in place for six weeks until Remembrance Sunday, and is available for viewing between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Emsworth: Emsworth Museum Exhibition – In commemoration of the men of Emsworth who served in WW1. Until 11th Nov.
Free admission.

Petersfield Square Remembrance Service Sunday 11th November.
Petersfield Square, From 10am.

Alton / Alresford Remembrance Service and Parade – 11th November. 
Join us on Remembrance Sunday at the Cairn War memorial for Alton’s Remembrance Day parade, laying of the commemorative wreaths & crosses and observe a minutes silence at 11am. Let us remember all those who have fought & those who lost their lives for their country.

Queen Extravaganza Tour, 15th November, Portsmouth Guildhall

The hugely popular live band performance returns to rock the UK with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’. Described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen, they will play 17 shows across the UK. 8:00 PM Tickets from £32.85.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink, 17th November - 20th December, Winchester Cathedral

As well as unusual Christmas gifts and decorations you’ll find festive favourites such as mulled wine and mince pies available from the pretty wooden chalets, all situated around an open air ice rink. Open every day, 10am-6pm from Sun-Wed, 10am-7.30pm from Thu-Sat.

Portsmouth Ice Rink, 17th November - 6th January 2019.  Guildhall Square, Portsmouth.

Ice Skate Portsmouth is a real, 612sqm ice rink installed in Guildhall Square, transforming it into a winter wonderland! There is also an adjoining alpine chalet called Moguls Bar, where you can relax with aromatic mulled wine or a steamy hot chocolate!

Stansted Christmas Fayre, 22nd – 25th November, Stansted House.

Soak up the traditional festive atmosphere at Stansted House this Christmas. As well as shopping there will be a chance to hear the delightful sounds of the evening choir located on the front steps of the house, followed by the arrival of Father Christmas and a procession to Santa’s Grotto! House and marquee entry: Adult/Senior £8 (under 16yrs free).

Wine Festival Winchester, 23rd-24th November 2018, Winchester Guildhall

The festival will feature hundreds of delicious wines which all visitors can sample for free. The festival is all about enjoying wine and making new discoveries in a fun and friendly atmosphere amid the stunning surroundings of Winchester’s Neo-Gothic Guildhall.

Hayling Island Winter Wonderland, 24th November - 24th December, Funland, The Seafront, Hayling Island

Hayling Island Winter Wonderland boasts over 40 displays featuring animations, hand crafted scenes and West End artwork. One of our features is an incredible walk through Gingerbread Town that has to be seen to be believed! Visit Santa in his house for an early gift! A real treat for little ones. Tickets are £20 per child (under 1’s free) £10 per adult.

Southampton Santa Fun Run, 25th November, Southampton Common, The Avenue.

Get into the spirit of Christmas and join the Naomi House & Jacksplace annual Santa Fun Run! Help make Christmas 2018 extra special for the local children and young adults cared for at our hospices.  The 3k route takes you around the Southampton Common. Registration: Adult (16+) £20. Child (3-15 years) £15.

Charity Fundraising Christmas Emporium to Help Endangered Elephants on November 29th until December 1st at The Old Chapel, The Dean, Alresford SO24 9BQ. 

Alresford resident Holly Budge is best known for her daring adventures, including summiting Mount Everest last year and her committed conservation work to help raise awareness and funds for endangered African elephants. The lesser known area of Holly’s life is her work as a sustainable artist, and she has used her creative flair to develop her own range of elephant designed stationary, to help raise further funds for her charity How Many Elephants.  To date, she has raised over £300k for various charities. Holly will be presenting her stationary range at her Christmas Emporium at White Space Alresford, which will be a showcase for other local artisans who will be taking stands at the event from November 29th until December 1st at The Old Chapel, The Dean, Alresford SO24 9BQ. 


The Dickens Christmas Market at The Historic Dockyard, 30th Nov 2018 - 2nd Dec 2018 10.00am – 5pm, Portsmouth Historic Dock Yard.

This year Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are celebrating Portsmouth-born Charles Dickens. Meet characters from Mr. Dickens’ most famous novels! There will also brand new markets for 2018. A great family event to get you in the festive spirit! With over 100 stalls selling hand-crafted gifts and curiosities, you’ll find the perfect stocking-fillers or best big gifts for your loved ones. Plus sit down for a tipple or two in our new Gin & Prosecco parlour!

The Watercress Line-  Santa Special, 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 19th-24th December, Alresford.

See Santa on a magical steam train ride on the scenic Watercress Line - the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Travel in a festive train carriage for a magical trip where Santa and his jolly helpers visit you in your seat with a gift.

The Ginchester Christmas Market, 1st December 2018, The Great Hall, Winchester, 12:00 – 17:30.

Ginchester are thrilled to be bringing you the very first Ginchester Christmas Market in the majestic setting of the The Great Hall.

Petersfield Christmas Festival Market, 2nd December, Petersfield Town Centre, From 10am until 3.30pm.

Petersfield will be transformed into a festive wonderland full of stalls and shops to buy that perfect gift!  There will be Christmas carols, Santa in his grotto and rides for children. There will also be mulled wine, fudge, cheeses and mince pies to enjoy!

Cinderella pantomime, 11th December – 6th January, Kings Theatre Southsea.

The Kings Theatre is the perfect place to enjoy this sparkling, traditional family entertainment! Tickets available at the box office or online. www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

A Taste of Christmas Chocolate and Sweet Fair’, December 16th at Lyndhurst Community Centre.

A range of exciting stalls including: sweet stalls, fudge stalls, Belgian chocolate, chocolate gifts, chocolatiers, healthy chocolates and vegan chocolate. The day will also include demonstrations, activities and so much more!

Petersfield Youth Theatre Production of Oliver! 18th-22nd December, Petersfield Festival Hall.

The Youth Theatre will be performing Oliver! for their Christmas performance, so what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a pantomime? Tickets will be available from the 23rd November, and can be purchased online at Ticketsource.co.uk/petersfieldyouththeatre, or in person at One Tree Books. Visit their website to find out more www.pyt.org.uk.