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Isle of Wight christmas markets 2015

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November 17, 2015

The Isle of Wight at Christmas is the place to be, they go all-out on the island for the festive time of year! Woodside Coastal Retreat is perfectly placed on the island to be close to all the events taking place but still to enjoy the tranquillity of the beach. The Isle of Wight always celebrates in style no matter the occasion, and Christmas is no different, there are events all throughout the season to get you in the jolly Christmas spirit. So whether you are Cindy Lou Who or the biggest Grinch of them all, there will definitely be something to tickle your festive toes here!

If you just want the important information, scroll down to the need to know table below.

art & craft christmas fair

With a wide range of beautiful, unique and handmade gifts on offer, you are bound to find the perfect gift for that special someone at the Art & Craft Christmas Fair. From jewellery, felt decorations to driftwood sculptures, pottery and stunning photographs. Once you are done having a stroll through all the treasures to be found, you can have some lovely tea and cakes in the Tea Room.

i love wight christmas market

Taking place on The Garlic Farm, the ‘I love Wight’ Christmas Market is a wonderful event for all the family, with plenty of stalls you can wander around and find the unique and handmade gift you didn’t know you needed! There will be face painting, kids workshops, vintage amusements, live music and of course garlicy food goodies, as well as a lovely Santa’s Grotto where you can meet the jolly man himself!

a victorian christmas

Taking place at Osborne House, this event has the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. With traditional Victorian games, a glorious carousel and many jovial entertainers to add to the Victorian feel! With handmade cards, crafts and kids workshops, where they can make their own traditional toys, as well as a very talented Victorian Falconer to marvel at and roasted chestnuts filling the air, it is sure to be a good day. Have a wander around the festive-themed rooms and meet Queen Victoria and even Santa Claus if you’re lucky! It’s like that Blackadder Christmas Carol, what more could you want?!

wight christmas at the needles

The Needles holds the island’s most famous Santa Grotto, they go all-out for the jolly old fella and the families that visit him! Santa is in residence here every weekend leading up to Christmas, and with each child receiving a quality gift from Santa it is even more worth going to visit him – that is not the real meaning of Christmas kids! (it is really…) Have a go on the children’s rides, or try your hand at the Jurassic golf course, marvel at the sweet making and glass making demonstrations, and even go and see the elves workshop! A must visit event if you are spending any time this season on the island.

Need to Know Table:

What When
Art & Craft Christmas Fair 21st Dec & 22nd Dec
‘I love Wight’ Christmas Market 27th Nov – 29th Nov
A Victorian Christmas 5th Dec & 6th Dec 10am – 5pm
A Wight Christmas 5th Dec – 22nd Dec 10am – 4pm


Happy Holidays Folks! Have a wonderful, crafty, magical time at the Christmas Markets!

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