This family favourite, set in the atmospheric dockyard surroundings returns and is the perfect way to start your festive season celebrations and preparations! You'll be magically transported into a bygone Victorian era of snowy streets - Cheapside and Richside - with seasonal carols and a host of colourful Victorian characters including chimney sweeps, suffragettes, wenches and gentry. The young (and young at heart!) will also delight in seeing the traditional Father Christmas (dressed in green) in a live stage show.
Throughout The Festival of Christmas weekend, visitors will be entertained by a whole host of musicians, street entertainers and theatre groups at no extra charge to your entrance fee.
MARY ROSE MUSEUM
The Tudor ship is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world and the new Museum built around her has reunited her with many of the 19,000 recovered artefacts.
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Nelson's flagship is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar. Now visitors can explore this magnificent ship.
The world's first iron-hulled armoured warship, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Explore her four vast decks and discover life as a Victorian sailor.
NATIONAL MUSEUM ROYAL NAVY PORTSMOUTH
One of the country's leading maritime museums. Come and see the only museum devoted to the ships of the Royal Navy and the men and women who served in them.
Housed in the magnificent Boathouse 6, Action Stations brings the modern Royal Navy to you, with hands on experiences for all the family.
The 45 minute harbour tour offers unrivalled views of Britain's modern frigates, destroyers and helicopter carriers, as well as historic buildings, sights and ships.
FOOD & DRINK
There will be plenty of choice of food and drink outlets to suit all tastes, including sausages, pasties, fish and chips, noodles and of course some warming Gluhwein!
Not to be missed is Fagin's Tavern in the spectacular Spiegeltent located next to the world famous HMS Victory. In here you will find a real ale bar and entertainment.
TRADITIONAL FATHER CHRISTMAS
Traditionally Father Christmas was dressed in green, at The Victorian Festival of Christmas we continue this tradition as he takes centre stage spreading Christmas cheer!