Winchester is a must-visit destination for all those in search of an authentic Christmas experience, with the majestic Winchester Cathedral at the heart of the festivities.

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognized as one of the best in Europe with its unique location and bustling atmosphere. Inspired by traditional German Christmas markets, you’ll discover more than 100 chalets with high quality exhibitors, hand-picked for their exclusive products.

At the center of the Christmas Market you’ll find the Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink, a real open-air Ice Rink spectacularly situated in the shadow of Winchester Cathedral. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids help make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike. Relax in the warmth of the inviting Ice Rink Café after your hour-long skate session. Indulge in delicious food and drink and enjoy the festive atmosphere before exploring the Christmas Market.

To complete your day, make sure you visit the stunning Winchester Cathedral. Experience the joy of Christmas in this ancient building while discovering almost 1,500 years of history. With a magnificent Christmas tree and traditional carol services and festive events throughout December, a visit to the Cathedral is not to be missed.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is open from Monday, November 20 to Friday, December 22, from 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday.

Admission to the Christmas Market is free. Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is open from Monday, November 20, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 10am to 9pm. Sessions last one hour (including time to fit skates), with the last admission at 8pm.

Tickets are available on the Cathedral website or from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857 276. To plan your visit to Winchester Cathedral this Christmas, please click here

Enter the competition by writing to:

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c/o Valley News
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Include your name, address, daytime contact number and email address with the correct answer.

Closing date for entries: Friday, December 1st.

To WIN a family ticket for Winchester Cathedral’s famous Ice Rink; an hour-long skate session and a festive food and drink package for two adults and two children, to include one hot chocolate and one cookie per person.

just answer this question:
When does Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink open to the public?

Terms and conditions:

The prize is an hour-long skate session and a festive food and drink package for two adults and two children, to include one hot chocolate and one cookie per person.The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entry limited to one per person. The prize is non-refundable. This competition is not open to employees of View Magazines or the competition promoter or their families. View Magazines and the competition promoter will not make your details known to any third party. Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply. (ARR)


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