9 great things to do in Portsmouth between Christmas and New Year in 2018

Portsmouth residents will probably have plenty of time off between Christmas and New Year.

Monday, 24th December 2018, 9:42 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:49 am
Here are our pick of things to do in Portsmouth between Christmas and New Years. Picture: Sarah Standing

Whether you want to spend that with family or friends, there are plenty of ways to stay occupied in the city over the coming days - here are our picks.

Why not take the opportunity to go to the top of the Spinnaker Tower during your Christmas break? Whether its your first trip or a repeat visit, it would be the perfect time to go. Picture: Sarah Standing
Nothing says Festive Period quite like braving the crowds to hunt for a bargain at the Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Steve Reid

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Make the most of your Christmas break with a visit to the Mary Rose Museum and look at the remains of the famous Tudor ship
Stay in the festive spirit with a visit to the Christmas market in the city centre, but you will have to be quick as it closes after Christmas Eve. Picture: Michael Scaddan
Nothing says Christmas like going ice skating, so why not head down to Guildhall Square for a session. It is open until the New Year. Picture: Sarah Standing
It's Panto season (oh yes it is), so why not go and see one of the many on in our area - such as Cinderella at Kings Theatre. Picture: Malcolm Wells
Clear your lungs and work off your Christmas dinner with a leisurly stroll up Portsdown Hill, weather depending of course! Picutre: Malcolm Wells
If you haven't had the chance to visit the Historic Dockyard yet - why not go an explore the many attractions over the festive break? Picture: Chris Stephens.
Discover what life is like under the sea at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea and learn while you are having fun