Often the Isle of Wight is thought of as a Summer destination, but there is lots to enjoy all year round. With that said, here are some dates for your diary in the lead up to Christmas…

23rd-24th November | Northwood House & Park Christmas Fair
Unique local gifts & crafts, Santa’s Grotto & even a visit from Santa Paws for your four-legged friends…

27th November | Jenny Stewart Candle lit yoga feast with The Piano Cafe
Take some ‘me time’ in the lead up to the Christmas chaos with yoga and a scrumptious feast 

29th – 30th November | Mountbatten Gift Fair at Bembridge Sailing Club
Support Mountbatten charity and small businesses whilst getting your Christmas shopping done

29th November – 21st December | Polar at Robin Hill Country Park
Described as a Christmas Dream come true, a magical experience for all the family to enjoy

30th November – 1st December | Victorian Christmas at Osborne House
Step back in time and enjoy a Victorian style Christmas

30th November – 24th December | Santa Special at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Enjoy a Christmas Market, Christmas carols and see the Island from a different perspective with a ride on the steam train…you might even see Father Christmas!

1st, 8th, 15th December | Christmas Film Festival in aid of Age UK
Get in the Christmas spirit and watch The Holiday, Elf or The Santa Clause at Cineworld with all proceeds going to Age UK on the Isle of Wight 

2nd & 9th December | Festive Wreath Making & Lunch at The George
Make a Christmas Wreath to adorn your front door in time for the Christmas period and enjoy lunch at The George whilst you’re there

5th – 8th December | Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival
Now in its 23rd year, head to one of the 8 venues to see over 250 Christmas trees
(…and see if you can spot the Spence Willard festive tree!)

7th – 8th December | Vintage Yarmouth Christmas Fair
30 Creative/Maker’s stalls, a live antique auction, alpaca’s to feed and mulled wine & mince pies to enjoy you’ll be feeling festive in no time!

7th – 23rd December | Southern Vectis Christmas Lights Tour
Wrap up warm and get on the open-top bus to see the array of Christmas lights across the Island

20th December | Borthwood Copse Guided Walk with Squirrels & Mince Pies
Hear all about how Borthwood Copse is looked after to make the best home for the Island’s Red Squirrels whilst enjoying a mince pie

7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-23rd December | Santa’s Grotto at The Needles
Visit Santa in this grotto & let him know what you’re wishing for this Christmas 

7th-8th, 14th-15th, 20th-23rd December | Tapland at Tapnell Farm
Search for Santa – packed with fun activities to find Santa at Tapnell Farm!




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