December Delights To Be At!

As the big day fast arrives make sure you are at the most festive places located not too far from our services properties.

The Christmas Festival, Southampton


Someone special will be making an appearance in the skies above Southampton City centre this year, in the form of Santa himself.

The festival gets bigger and better each year with highlights including a traditional German market operated by internationally renowned WELA Märkte. It features a totally unique alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. And the smell will transport you to Christmas day.

High wire artists, arts crafts, food and drink make this the perfect start to the festive season.

ALL guests will receive a special money off offer with our exclusive Discount Card on selected German Sausages!



Dubbed England’s Christmas Capital’ Winchester is already alive with an exciting array of events taking place in the city centre. Gaze upon the lantern parade on 1st December, to the famous Christmas Market and Ice Rink at Winchester Cathedral, there is lots to entertain the family. Other highlights include special festive walks around the city, soaking up the pretty decorations and Christmas tree which run down the High Street. Warm up warm, huddle around the fire and enjoy Christmas how it should be.

Christmas at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Where else could you wine, dine and shop with some Christmas cheer thrown in? GWQ’s will make sure you are on fine song and well into the festivities with many events throughout December. From carol singers to brass bands you will always have something extra added to your Christmas shop.

With high street retailers and award winning restaurants you cannot go wrong. Top tip: use the Park And Ride for ease of access.

The Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth


Situated in Gunwharf Quays the Spinnaker Tower joins in with festivities including a visit from Santa, a Christmas comedy club special show and lots of chances to win return trips for you and the family.

With stunning views of Hampshire and the Isle Of Wight have Christmas merrily on high…

Santa Special, Watercress Line, Hampshire


See Santa on a magical steam train ride on the scenic Watercress Line – the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.

As you travel in a festive traditional train carriage, Santa and his jolly helpers visit you in your seat with a special gift. There is white wine and mince pies for the grown-ups and soft drinks for the children (you’re welcome to bring your own snacks). Don’t forget to bring your very best singing voice to join in with your favourite Christmas songs too!

Departing from either Alresford or Alton, the Santa Special is a one hour round trip back to your starting point. Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th – 24th December 2016

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Nina Batley


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