Winchester Cathedral in the snowMerry Christmas lantern from the annual processionChristmas in Winchester High StreetChristmas Market and Ice RinkDo your Christmas shopping in the evening and enjoy the lightsWinchester choir members ice skatingLantern procession in the High Street

Escape to Winchester this Christmas season as the perfectly preserved medieval citadel embraces its title, ‘England’s Christmas Capital’, for the fourth year running.

Enjoy the Christmas Market which will be running daily from Thursday 20 November or don your hat and gloves and head to the Christmas ice rink

Find the perfect gift in one of Winchester's unusual boutiques, galleries or nationally-known stores.

For information on all things Christmassy take a look at the Christmas in Winchester brochure here or request a copy from the tourist information centre.

More details and events will be published on this website in the coming months so keep coming back to find out more.

To see why so many people spend the festive season in Winchester have a look at our short Christmas in Winchester film

Join the conversation on Twitter - what's your #perfectxmas

To find out more about Winchester and the surrounding district go to www.visitwinchester.co.uk, call our tourist information centre on 01962 840 500 or email.

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