Great reasons to visit Lymington and the New Forest this Festive Season...

Great reasons to visit Lymington and the New Forest this Festive Season...
There is so much to see and do!

 17 November 2016

Winchester Christmas Market
18th November 2016 – 20th December 2016
The wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding an open-air real ice rink. All exhibitors have been hand-picked for their interesting, high quality and unique products.
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Winchester Open Air Ice Rink
18th November 2016 - 2nd January 2017
The much-loved Ice Rink in that Cathedral’s historic Close has received a brand new makeover to celebrate its 10th anniversary, most striking of which is the addition of a clear roof.
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Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular, Bournemouth Pavilion
24th November 2016
The world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring  military marches, festive music, big band hits and popular showstoppers.
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Lymington Christmas Market & Lights
Friday 25th November 2016
Festive market stalls will be selling Christmas ware and treats from 4pm to 8pm on the High Street. St Thomas Church will hold a service at 6pm (blessing of the Town Crib). Christmas lights will be switched-on and shops will open into the evening.
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Cinderella @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
3rd December 2016 – 2nd January 2017
Enchanting story, side-splitting comedy, thrilling special effects and adorable miniature ponies, it is perfect entertainment for the festive season. This truly traditional production will ensure that every member of the family has a ball.
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Winter’s Tales @ Beaulieu
9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd December 20016 (3.30pm - 7pm)
See the interior of Palace House illuminated by candles and winter inspired light and projection installations. Upon arrival at Beaulieu see the giant Christmas tree and illuminated archway as the beautifully lit pathway through the grounds leads you towards Palace House. Pass the dramatic fire-guarded entrance to get inside where falling snow, toys springing to life and a stunning display of candles alongside live music will bring the warmth and magic of Christmas.
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Bird Watching Walk @ Normandy Marsh (9am – 11am)
11th December 2016
Guided walk led by Graham Giddens. See lots of wildfowl and waders. We might also spot skylark and peregrine falcon.  
Tel: 01590 612401

Pantomime-Robin Hood @ The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
17th December 2016 - 8 January 2017
Robin Hood starring Shane Richie & Jessie Wallace will be coming to Southampton this Christmas, in the South Coast’s biggest family pantomime.
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Christmas @ Paultons Park
All the family will love Pepper Pig World at Christmas, 4D Film Sleigh Ride, Musical Christmas Tree and Shows, and meet Santa in his magical grotto and many of his animal friends.
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Santa’s Winter Wonderland @ Stewarts Garden Centre
26th November – 24th December 2016
Wander through our snowy winter wonderland grotto, enjoying the musical animations along the way and don’t forget to say hello to the real reindeer on your way out!  Booking is essential.
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Victorian Christmas @ National Motor Museum
Be enchanted by a magical fairy tale Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu this festive season. Be sure to take your time to explore the beautiful Palace House, which will be resplendently transformed with Victorian decorations and a roaring log fire. Visit the life-size Gingerbread House and don’t miss seeing one of the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the New Forest!
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Christmas Barn @ Longdown Dairy Farm
3rd - 23rd December 2016 (10.30am - 4pm)
See some of the best-loved elements of Longdown Activity Farm, all under one festive roof, in the Longdown Farm Christmas Barn; an 'animal magical' Christmas experience for children.  Father Christmas himself will be waiting inside the Farmhouse Grotto to greet the children and give every child a gift to take home. The soft play area, tea room, gift shop and Farm Produce Shop will be open.
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