With the festive season just around the corner, there are plenty of winter activities to boost your Christmas spirit when you stay at Audleys Wood..

After exploring local Christmas markets and listening to historical festive music, there’s no better place to stay than Audleys Wood Hotel.

Winchester Christmas Market

Taking place from the 18th November to the 22nd December, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe. Renowned for its stunning location and bustling atmosphere, this popular market attracts visitors from around the world. Browse German-themed Chalets and soak up the festive ambience as you hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones.

The Sixteen at Christmas at the Anvil

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The 2022 festive Christmas programme with The Sixteen includes a beautiful collection of music from the 16th century right up to the present day. Capturing the joy and sincerity of the festive season, they contrast much-loved modern classics including Gabriel Jackson’s The Christ-child and Cecilia McDowall’s Brightest Star, with the gorgeous Renaissance sounds of Palestrina’s Videntes stellam Magi and Sheppard’s Reges Tharsis.

Festival Place Shopping Centre

6 weeks of joyful festive fun are about to start at Festival Place Shopping Centre. Santa’s grotto is opening, which guarantees magical fun for the whole family. The centre is also home to a festive-themed train that is certain to get you in the Christmas spirit. Click here to find out what other festive activities are occurring at the centre over the winter period. 

Milestones Christmas Market

This popular Christmas market in Basingstoke takes place on Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December 2022. Visit over 40 stalls selling seasonal gifts and treats throughout the museum and the award-winning Milestones shop. Children will also have the chance to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. There is plenty of fun to be had, while you enjoy festive music and refreshments.

Combine a festive break at Audleys Wood Hotel with these wonderful family attractions. Find out more about our Christmas packages here.


This article is factually correct as of November 2022