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Red Funnel Cowes Christmas Festival

Wight Locations, Cowes Christmas food festival

On the 13th & 14th December, the Red Funnel Cowes Food Show returns to Cowes yacht Haven and showcases the very best in local Isle of Wight produce from organically grown tomatoes and oak smoked garlic, to freshly baked artisan bread and delicious dairy ice cream.

They also showcase talented local chefs and home-cooking experts through our interactive Cookery Theatre. The show also features a great choice of Isle of Wight Arts and Crafts so you can get some truly unique gifts.


Christmas Tree Festival

From 11th - 26th December the now famous annual Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival takes place. There are over 160 theme-decorated Christmas Trees which are exhibited from 10am - 5pm over 6 different locations:

Brighstone Village: St Mary’s church; the Methodist church; the Wilberforce hall; the Reading Rooms/Social Club; and The ‘Three Bishops’ Public House

Mottistone: St Peter and St Paul’s church


Victorian Christmas at Osborne House

Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at beautiful Osborne House on December 6th & 7th.

There'll be traditional games and entertainers, plus a carousel in a snowy courtyard. Hear the sounds of the season and smell the roasting chestnuts as you survey this beautiful building and it's festive delights. A Victorian falconer will be displaying his skills and children will be encouraged to make their own traditional toys.

You can even meet Father Christmas*, and Queen Victoria, as you tour some of the festively dressed rooms.


Santa Steam Railway Specials

Wight Locations, Steam Railway, Winter
Wight Locations, Santa's Steam Specials

If you’re coming to the Island for a Festive Getaway over the Christmas period, don’t worry you won’t miss Santa! He’ll be stopping by Havenstreet Steam Railway and making special Christmas deliveries, and is really looking forward to meeting you all. You may even get to see the presents arriving by train!


Champagne, by Royal Command!

The Island isn't only a holiday destination for the summer months, it's also a great escape over the winter period, and holds particular charm over the Christmas period

We love the sound of champagne corks a-popping, and so would like to welcome you to your Christmas cottage with a bottle of Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale, with our compliments.


Seaview Seaside & Sailing

Wight Locations, Seaview Seaside & Sailing
Wight Locations, Seaview Seaside & Sailing, Beethoven

During this summer season, there was a flurry of activity in our small village of Seaview, and the centre of the Village was transformed with the arrival of 3 new establishments.

The largest of these is the new ‘Seaview Seaside & Sailing’ Shop in the heart of the Village, whose aim is to provide everything you might need for your time in Seaview, whether in the water, on the water, or just relaxing by the water.

The professionals on Ice

Wight Locations, Professionals on Ice, Planet Ice, Ryde

The professionals on Ice will be opening their UK tour on the Isle of Wight on October 24th and then running for 10 nights across the UK. Cities to include Basingstoke, Cardiff, Coventry, Widnes (Liverpool), Manchester and Milton Keynes.

The Isle of Wight part of the tour takes place at Planet Ice in Ryde

5 Reasons you should attend the Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Compton Bay
Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Freshwater

The Isle of Wight has always been a popular destination with ramblers and hikers and is a dream destination for keen walkers. Here’s our top 5 reasons that you should attend the Festival.

Fantastic Days out on the Isle of Wight this October Half Term

Ghost tours at Carisbrooke Castle

During this October half term, Carisbrooke Castle will be running a variety of spooky activities to keep the little monsters entertained.

The English Heritage site at Carisbrooke will be running Ghost hunting tours, creepy crafts and other spooky activities from the 25th October through to 2nd November.

St Catherine's Lighthouse

Enjoy a panoramic vista, and hear the tale of the famous Lighthouse Ghost this October half term!

St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliffe, 5 miles from Ventnor, and comprises a white octagonal tower with 94 steps up to the lantern. The main light, visible for up to 30 nautical miles in clear weather is the third most powerful light in the Trinity House Service giving a guide to shipping in the Channel as well as vessels approaching the Solent.