November events: Step back in time at the Victorian Christmas Festival

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Get in the festive spirit at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The Victorian Festival of Christmas returns once more to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where the snow-covered roads come alive with carol singers, chimeny sweeps and a whole lot more.

Over the weekend of Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, the Dockyard will host a huge number of market stalls, selling quality local produce and quirky gifts. There will also be authentic Victorian entertainment from street performers, both on stage and marauding through the crowds.

Plus, to ensure nobody goes thirsty, Tightrope Tavern will serve good old fashioned grogg to get the merrymaking kicked off in earnest.

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