Christmas on the Isle of Wight

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Every year we get asked what is there to do at Christmas on the Isle of Wight. Whilst many think the Isle of Wight shuts down, there is actually a lot to see and do over the winter months.

The Christmas festivities always start in early November with the Osborne House Victorian Christmas. You can experience the spirit of a true Victorian Christmas where Queen Victoria and her family often used to reside during the festive season. With traditional games and Victorian music, and the opportunity for an early meet with Father Christmas whilst you tour through the festively dressed rooms of Osborne House! Osborne-Hosue
xmas-market New to the Isle of Wight this year is the Isle of Wight Christmas Market. With free entry to get in there is an open air ice rink, a dickensian high street, beautiful wooden trading cabins, Santa’s Grotto and a heated outdoor garden. The Christmas market runs from the 1st December to the 23rd December, open from 10am – 9pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday.

You could then visit Quarr Abbey every Saturday from the 8th December for some festive fun. There is plenty to do, including a tour of the Abbey, some festive Carol Singing, Festive Arts and Crafts and plenty of opportunities for fun Christmas Shopping with lots of special offers and reductions on products.