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Christmas in Guernsey


Christmas in Guernsey

Guernsey will be lit up this December with festive street markets in St Peter Port's historic square, traditional carol services, Christmas shopping in Herm and Christmas pantos.

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From Mid-November until Christmas

The Folk & Costume Museum Christmas Shop offers a mix of Fascinating toys, bespoke items and mouth-watering delicacies shipped in from world-wide suppliers, make up a beautiful Christmas shop. There is nothing quite like the Museum Christmas Shop, for atmosphere and intriguing gifts, many of which are, to coin a well-known phrase, ‘made to make your mouth water’.

This is an engaging place to start if you want your child to step away from technology. The National Trust of Guernsey Christmas shop buys in to traditional games and family time, with sneaky treats for the grown-ups, to boot.

The shop is open Tuesdays to Sundays. There is plenty of parking.

The Victorian Christmas Shop at 26 Cornet Street, St Peter Port will be open on certain days between in December.  Open on Thursdays from 10am - 8pm plus Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.

Mid-December, visit the Christmas Courtyard Market.  Open from 5pm - 8pm enjoy browsing artisan stalls, warming winter food and carols around the Christmas Tree

All the above dates to be confirmed nearer the time! 

Christmas Lights Switch On

Father Christmas visits both St Peter Port and The Bridge each year to collect letters from children and to turn on the festive lights that adorn the streets of both shopping centres. The fun starts around 4pm both days - dates TBC

Magical Christmas Market, Market Square, St Peter Port

The market provides shoppers with great opportunities to buy original presents, made locally - including hand-painted plates, photos and prints, handmade soaps and Guernsey books and stamps. There will also be unique Guernsey Lily motif hand-painted cushions and sheets, craft made door stops and draught excluders, handbags (not locally made), Christmas hampers, contemporary hand-crafted and antique jewellery, children's gifts and watches and fancy dress costumes. Look out for new stalls too, which will add to the variety.

Herm Christmas shopping

Each Christmas, Herm Island opens up its popular gift shops for visitors to do a spot of festive shopping. Carol singers help get shoppers in the festive spirit and day-trippers can also enjoy a windswept walk around the island and a winter warmer in the pub.

Tickets available from Travel Trident Ticket Kiosk. No pre-bookings, tickets available on the day of travel. £1 trips only apply to passengers departing and returning on the same day. Timetable is subject to tidal and weather conditions. Dates and times to be confirmed

Le Petit Train Polar Express with iris and dora

Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season! More details available nearer the time. 

ALPINE LODGE and the northern delights

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season with family, friends or colleagues then look no further than our Alpine Lodge - Guernsey's most exciting winter party venue. 

Don't forget about the Northern Delights Domes at the Duke of Richmond Hotel.  Open until Christmas, enjoy evening out with a northern flavour under our new domes on the roof terrace.

Dates and times to be confirmed

Late night Christmas Shopping

Late night shopping in St Peter Port takes place on Thursdays in December.

There is also late night shopping on the Bridge, St Sampson, a shopping area to the north of the island, on Tuesdays during the month

Ice Skating

Once again, the real ice rink at Le Friquet Garden Centre will be open for the festive period.

Other Events and Activities

There will be various Christmas concerts taking place at St James during December.  If you fancy a bit of Island Hopping this festive period, there are some great value special offers in both Herm and Sark.  

There are several annual pantomimes held yearly - including the famous GADOC pantomime - more information will be available nearer the time.