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What’s new at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink this year?

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink opened to the public on Saturday 17 November, with plenty of festive treats in store for both new and returning visitors.


The Christmas Market runs from 17 November – 20 December, with 112 chalets selling tempting treats and exclusive seasonal gifts. Late night opening hours have been introduced for 2018, with the Christmas Market open daily from 10.30am until 6.30pm Sunday to Wednesday and 8.00pm Thursday to Saturday. Admission to the Christmas Market is free.


Located at the heart of the Christmas Market, the real open-air Ice Rink enjoys stunning views of the Cathedral whilst the clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather.


There are several new additions to the Ice Rink this year. Fabulously festive decorations and a large Christmas Tree in the centre of the rink will fill skaters with festive cheer, whilst a brand new mulled wine and cider bar at the Ice Café offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy an après-skate before exploring the Christmas Market.


The evening sessions have also been transformed, with Silent Discos on Ice every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm & 8pm from 20 November - 20 December. There is no extra charge for these sessions, so simply grab your skates and dance to the sound of your favourite tunes!


Skaters can also enjoy reduced ticket prices for 2018, with Ice Rink tickets available from £6.95 - £11. Advanced booking is advised, especially for weekend skating, and tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857276 or online at www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk.

The Ice Rink will be open from Saturday 17 November 2018 – Wednesday 2 January 2019 from 10am – 9am (last session starts at 8pm).

To plan your visit to the market and Ice Rink, please visit www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/christmas.




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