Five Festive Events Near You!










Southampton Ice Rink at Westquay

The Esplanade, Medieval Walls
West Quay Shopping Centre
SO15 1QE



023 8202 6380

Whether you’re a Dancing on Ice champion, a total newbie or just about anything in between, you can be sure to find some festive euphoria on the surface of Southampton’s real ice rink.

The rink is held within the Esplanade, next to the Medieval Walls and Westquay South, which has been magically brought to life for the Christmas season and the perfect place for Ice Skating in Southampton.

Opening times – From 11th November 2017 Until 2nd January 2018, 10:30AM to 10PM daily (except Christmas day).

How to book – Bookings can be made at the rink or online on this website by clicking any of the ‘Book Now’ buttons below. Dont miss out! Pre-booking is strongly recommended.

All inclusive – Every ticket includes your skate hire and 1 hour on the ice.

Penguin/Seal Skate Aids – Now bookable online at £4 per session.

Toddler Time – Available 10:30 – 11:30 and 11:45 – 12:45 weekdays until 08/12/17 for 1 adult and 1 Toddler aged 4 and under, includes skate aid at £12 per session.

Hire your own Ice Marshall – £35 a session to keep an eye on you alone or your group (up to 20 skaters) and help you master your skills on the ice, must be pre-booked online – limit to one per session.

Westquay offers extensive car parking, with over 4,000 spaces, split between the Multi-storey and the Podium. Both car parks are safe, secure and easily accessible for all shoppers with customer collection points conveniently located in the Podium car park. Park in confidence with the added reassurance of our Park Mark Award and then shop at your own pace. You can park all day at the Multi Storey for £5.










Portsmouth Ice Rink at Guildhall Square

Guildhall Square



02393 879559


Get your skates on this festive season and take to the ice as Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is transformed into a winter wonderland.

Ice Skate Portsmouth is a real, 646sqm ice rink installed in Guildhall Square – big enough for 215 skaters per session. There is also an adjoining alpine chalet called Moguls Bar, where you can simmer you down with aromatic mulled wine, a steamy hot chocolate topped with creamy marshmallow steins, Santa’s beer boots, festive cocktails or sharing vessels.

Skating sessions last for one hour and the price includes all hire. DJs play on the weekends, to create a real Christmas party atmosphere. Families are welcome and there are special ticketing options (also for groups). Parents can get their little ones out on the ice, with designated Toddler Time sessions running in the mornings. Toddler Time is available 10.30am – 11.30am and 11.45am – 12.45pm Monday to Thursday until 08/12/17.

To complete the celebrations, there are a number of separate food wagons selling hot, tasty fayre to keep visitors warm and fed throughout the season.

Bookings can be made at the rink or online at the Ice SKATE Portsmouth website. Every ticket includes your skate hire and 1 hour on the ice.









Hambledon Vineyard Festive, Fairy Lights and Fizz Afternoon Tea

Hambledon Vinyeard
East Street





Throughout December, Hambledon Vineyard will be holding a festive afternoon tea. The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

The afternoon will start with a full vineyard and winery tour, we will then retreat inside to the cosy tasting room to taste of our award-winning Hambledon Classic Cuvée. This is then followed by a delicious Christmas afternoon tea (including mince pies, Christmas cupcakes, gingerbread man, chocolate yule logs and mixed dainty festive sandwiches*) served with a glass of Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuveé Rosé.

There will be an option to switch to your pot of tea to a deliciously warming hot chocolate. An excellent gift or a wonderful way to celebrate with family and friends!

Vegetarian Options available.

*menu subject to availability

£70 for two people


Christmas Elf Trail at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays





Some mischievous elves have stolen Santa’s ‘naughty or nice’ list and have hidden themselves and it’s location around the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Explore the tower and find all the elves to reveal where Santa should look for his list. Make sure to post your elf trail sheet to Santa in the Christmas postbox, so he can find his list before it’s too late, and as a thank you. You’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a festive goody bag.

Whilst you’re at the Tower, why not enjoy some festive treats in the cafe!

Sleeping (with) Beauty – The Stage Door, Southampton

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ADULT PANTO returns for it’s fourth year at The Stage Door.

Following the successes of ‘Jack & His Beanstalk’, ‘Beauty & Her Beast’ and ‘Aladdin’ – this year we welcome ‘Sleeping With Beauty’ – All it took was one little prick!

Southampton’s naughtiest night out this Christmas most certainly won’t disappoint! But don’t book if you’re easily offended! Quick though as tickets are already flying out the door!! Perfect for group celebrations and works dos – the perfect start to your party this December!

Tickets £15.00 each. £10.00 preview tickets available on 6th & 7th December

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