This family favourite event, set in the atmospheric dockyard surroundings, is the perfect way to start your festive season celebrations and preparations. You'll be magically transported into a bygone Victorian era of snowy streets - Cheapside and Richside - with seasonal carols and a host of colourful Victorian characters including chimney sweeps, suffragettes, wenches and gentry. The young (and young at heart!) will also delight in seeing a traditional Father Christmas, who will be dressed in green.
Throughout The Victorian Festival of Christmas weekend, visitors will be entertained by a whole host of
musicians, street entertainers and theatre groups at no extra charge to your entrance fee.
MARY ROSE MUSEUM
The Tudor ship is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world and the new museum
built around her has reunited her with many of the 19,000 recovered artefacts.
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Nelson's flagship is best known for her role in the Battle of
Trafalgar and now visitors can explore this magnificent ship.
The world's first iron-hulled armoured warship, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Explore her
four vast decks and discover life as a Victorian sailor.
NATIONAL MUSEUM ROYAL NAVY PORTSMOUTH
One of the country's leading maritime museums. Come and see the only museum devoted to the ships of the Royal
Navy and the men and women who served in them.
Housed in the magnificent Boathouse 6, Action Stations brings the modern Royal
Navy to you, with hands-on experiences for all the family.
The 45-minute harbour tour offers unrivalled views of Britain's modern frigates, destroyers and helicopter carriers, as
well as historic buildings, sights and ships.
Visitors will be able to climb aboard HMS M.33, the only surviving warship from the
Gallipoli campaign in the First World War.
Not to be missed is Fagin's Tavern. In here you will find a real ale bar and entertainment.
TRADITIONAL FATHER CHRISTMAS
Traditionally Father Christmas was dressed in green and at The Victorian Festival of
Christmas we continue this tradition, spreading Christmas cheer!