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The Victorian Festival of Christmas - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Celebrate 20 Years of Magic at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

One of the largest and finest Christmas festivals on the south coast returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to mark 20 years of magical festive fun. The much-anticipated Victorian Christmas Festival returns between 29 November and 1 December and will transport you to the late nineteeth-century, transforming the cobbled dockyard into a lively harbour side market full of colourful stalls, familiar characters and hair-raising circus performances.

Across the 20 years the festival has seen performers from far and wide helping to spread the magic of a Victorian Christmas. From Scrooge to Fort Cumberland’s Guard, Sherlock Holmes to Mr Alexander’s traveling show, Queen Victoria to Angels on Segways: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s annual Christmas event brings together the strange and the wonderful to kick off the festive season and this year is no different!

Carousels, Dickens characters, Snow, Reindeer, street urchins, stall holders, life-sized snow globes and of course, Father Christmas. The Victorian Christmas Festival has played host to over 2,000 market sellers, sold over 250,000 glasses of mulled wine and seen just shy of half a million visitors bringing people together from all walks of life, across the South of England.

Terms & Conditions
  • Please note in the event of cancellations or short notice change, Hovertravel Ltd are not liable for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Once booked tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Standard Hovertravel terms and conditions apply
  • Early bird combo only available to purchase online up until 31st October
  • Advance combo only available to purchase online until 27th November (48 hours before travel)
  • Standard combo prices will be charge after from 28th November - 1st December online and in terminal
  • Combo fares not in conjunction with any other offer or discount
  • Standard Portsmouth Historic Dockyard combo is not applicable to this event

Prices include return Hovercraft, return HoverBus & Attraction entry

  • 29th November
  • 30th November
  • 1st December
Advance Online Combos

Prices include return Hovercraft, return HoverBus & attraction Entry 

Tickets must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to obtain discounted fare.



Passenger Prices  
Adult (16+) £24.45
Child (5–15) £24.75
Infant (4 & under) FREE
On The Day & In Terminal Prices

Prices include return Hovercraft, return HoverBus & attraction Entry 


Passenger   Prices  
Adult (16+) £36.65
Child (5–15) £24.30
Infant (4 & under) FREE
Festival of Christmas 2019 Histroric Dockyard Map

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base

View Map

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than five miles from Junction 12 of the M27, follow the brown and white signs to "Historic Dockyard" which will lead you to our official 295-space car park. This is located only 400 yards from the entrance at Victory Gate. If this car park is full there are others within close proximity at Gunwharf Quays and Havant Street.