Experience the magic of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Winter with the return of The Victorian Festival of Christmas.

All the family favourites are back, including Fagin’s Tavern, where you’ll find winter warmers and a number of bands playing seasonal songs.

You will of course find the traditional Father Christmas, dressed in green, at what is one of the biggest Christmas festivals on the south coast.

As you are transported back to a bygone era on Dickensian snowy streets, why not shop for festive gifts in the Christmas Market, which has over 150 stalls selling the finest hand-crafted goods?

There is so much to explore and, what’s more, you can get 25% off your admission tickets if you book through Wightlink by 30 November, 2017. Simply select a sailing that falls during the event’s opening dates and add on your tickets in the Extras menu.

Victorian Festival of Christmas prices

Ticket type  Price
Adult £12.00
Child £10.50
Concession £11.63
Family (2+3) £34.50
Friday Family (2+3 on 1 December 2017) £26.25

How to get there

The Historic Dockyard is only minutes from our Portsmouth FastCat terminal so is perfect for foot passengers. Simply turn left after exiting the terminal at Portsmouth Harbour train station and follow the road down.

If travelling by car, take the Fishbourne to Portsmouth route. Car parking can be found on Admiralty Road, only a five minute journey from the Wightlink terminal.

The Victorian Festival of Christmas admission charges

Free event!

* On the day prices
Event admission tickets must be booked online and can only be purchased in conjunction with a foot passenger or vehicle booking from the Island.
1. Tickets for the Victorian Festival of Christmas are only valid for the day of purchase and do NOT allow entry on any other date and for any other attraction.
2. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (in whole or in part) after purchase.
3. Lost tickets cannot be replaced under any circumstances.
4. Original tickets only - photocopies etc. will not be accepted.
5. Tickets must not be sold or resold and are non-transferrable. You may be asked for ID to match your ticket name, if you are unable to provide matching ID, PHD reserves the right to refuse entry.

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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