10 Christmas Markets on the Isle of Wight 2018

24 November - Newport Christmas Fair and Light Switch On

25 November – Newport – The Wight Festival of Christmas

24-25 November – Newchurch -I love Wight Christmas Market at the Garlic Farm

30 November-2 December Ventnorville

1 December – Ryde - Wight (Brainy bunch) Christmas Market

2 December – Bembridge Christmas Market

1-2 December – East Cowes – Victorian Christmas at Osborne

1-2 December – West Cowes – Northwood House Christmas Fair

6-9 December – Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

8 December – Godshill Christmas Market

Photo shows The Royal Hotel in Ventnor, courtesy of VisitIOW

24 November

Newport Christmas Fair and Light Switch On

Come along to Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council’s Christmas Fair & Light Switch On event taking place on Saturday, 24th November 2018.

Santa has taken some time out of his hectic Christmas schedule to pop along to the Minster in St Thomas’ Square between 12pm and 2pm where he will be giving away FREE gifts to all children on the day!

We have loads of fun and festive themed activities going on both inside and outside the Minster in St Thomas’ Square. Below is an itinerary of activities going on throughout the day.

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25 November

The Wight Festival of Christmas

1 Leisure Medina, Newport

Bringing together local businesses, entertainment, crafts, food, festive fun and much much more, the Wight Festival of Christmas promises to be a fantastic 2 day festive extravaganza.

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24-25 November

I love Wight Christmas Market at the Garlic Farm

Lots of stalls selling Isle of Wight made artisan products from wood crafts to leather goods, Christmas decorations to bespoke handmade jewellery, there is something for everyone’s Christmas list. Be entertained by Island musicians playing in the courtyard and make the most of the restaurant and cafe on site for a beautiful breakfast, lunch or coffee & minced pie or get in the Christmas spirit and pick up a mulled wine to sip on your way round.

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30 November-2 December


Attractions and entertainment for young, old and everyone in-between. Some of the parts that make up this weekend are the by now familiar Winter Carnival Lantern Parade, Carol Singing in the Park, The Arts and Crafts Market and the Country market, Dog fancy Dress, the Santa Dash on the beach plus, of course, Santa’s Grotto and visits by The Grinch.

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1 December


Wight (Brainy bunch) Christmas Market at Ryde Fire Station

We already have a wonderful array of seasonal stalls and entertainment planned, as we welcome back the Wight Diamonds Marching Band, Cantobelle and Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band. plus much more.

There will be plenty of festive refreshments available, including traditional BBQ and hog roast, Or relax with a mulled wine, German beer, luxury hot chocolate, mince pie or sweet treat, while the kids have a bounce in our inflatable snow globe….

Our naughty elves are already busy preparing the “Elf Workshop”, where the little ones can enjoy a range of craft activities, face painting, and of course don’t forget a visit to our wonderful Santa’s Grotto!

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Bembridge Christmas Fair

2 December


Bembridge Youth and Community Centre

On Sunday 2nd December Bembridge will play host to Father Christmas at this year’s Christmas Fair. Starting outside Lane End shops at 1pm, where you will find Santa with his carol singers until 1:45pm when they will set off on a tour of Bembridge arriving at the BYCC in Steyne Park at 4pm. The BYCC will be open from 3pm with stalls and refreshments. Disney Princesses Ariel and Elsa will be at the centre to help Santa who will arrive at 4pm and be in his grotto inside BYCC to meet all the children until 6:30pm.

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1-2 December

Victorian Christmas at Osborne

Surround yourself with good cheer as the sound of music and the smell of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Be captivated by skilful Victorian toy makers, as your children make toys of their very own to take home. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the carousel and delight in the jovial entertainers. Be thrilled as the Victorian Falconer reveals unusual techniques for catching festive fare and listen to seasonal stories of winter birds. Polish your manners at our school for butlers, or marvel at daring jesters and their breath-taking fire shows.

New this year, experience Victorian Christmas after dark as the festivities continue into the evening. Gather to watch Father Christmas throw the switch on our festive lights, then gain a new perspective on the beauty of Osborne as you sip mulled wine and wander among the softly lit grounds.

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1-2 December


Northwood House Christmas Fair

Join us for on 1st & 2nd December for our annual Christmas Gift Fair and browse the stalls of Isle of Wight producers and crafts people to find those special presents and stocking fillers in the beautiful setting of Northwood House.

Bring the children along to visit Santa’s Grotto and meet Father Christmas.

The House Cafe will be open serving teas, coffees and light refreshments throughout the day.

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6-9 December

Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

Free Admission. Viewing in all venues Dec 6th – 9th from 10am to 5pm. (Thereafter in three venues until December 31st).

Fun for all the family, lots to see and enjoy with over 200 beautiful “theme decorated” Christmas Trees on display in seven very different locations. (Brighstone Church, the Methodist Church, The Wilberforce Hall, The Three Bishops Pub, The Reading Rooms, Mottistone Church and the Isle of Wight Pearl). In addition, we have the children’s trees in the library and on the Saturday and Sunday you can see Santa in the Winter Wonderland at the Exchange in New Rd, (halfway between the Parish Church and the Methodist Church).

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8 December

Godshill Christmas Market

11am - 4pm

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies Hot Food & Refreshments Craft Stalls packed with gift ideas Santa's Grotto Children's Crafts Children's Treasure Hunt Vintage Amusements And much much more

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