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New York Post praises market and ice rink

Winchester has been called one of the most magical Christmas cities in Europe by the New York Post, with high praise for Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market and Ice Rink.

Winchester tops the newspaper’s list of nine European cities and is the only UK city to be listed, with Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink at the heart of the festivities.

The New York Post says: “this peaceful market town lights up with a delightful Christmas market and an ice-skating rink in the shadow of the medieval Winchester Cathedral, where Christmas hymns echo through the longest nave in Europe”.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is no stranger to high praise. This year alone, it has been named second best in the UK by and one of the top 10 Christmas Markets in the UK by The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Marie Claire, BBC Good Food, Condé Naste Traveller and Wanderlust amongst others.

Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is also recommended by Countryfile Magazine, Days Out with the Kids, Families Online, Waitrose Weekend and Time Out.

Located at the heart of Winchester Cathedral’s historic Inner Close, the unique location of the Christmas Market and its covered ice rink is often cited as the main reason to visit. Visitors can also enjoy carols in the Cathedral throughout December including special family carol services at 3.30pm on Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th December.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is open daily until 20th December, with 112 chalets selling tempting treats and exclusive seasonal gifts. Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink will remain open until 2nd January. Ice Rink tickets from £6.95 - £11 are available from the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857276 or online at

To plan your visit to Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market and Ice Rink, visit

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