Portsmouth Christmas market 2019: dates, opening times and what you can expect this year

The Portsmouth Christmas market arrives on Commercial Road this weekend - here’s a roundup of the big event.

By Ross Mcindoe
Friday, 15th November 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 3:43 pm

Over the last few years, Christmas markets have become a major part of Christmas time in Britain.

Springing out of an old German tradition, each festive season sees a collection of stalls and attractions popping up all over the UK and beyond.

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There's no better spot for a Christmas photo than under the market's fairy lights. Picture: Portsmouth Christmas Market

Portsmouth’s own Christmas market on Commercial Road will be returning this year to help spread some Christmas cheer.

When is the Portsmouth Christmas Market?

The 2019 market will run from Saturday November 16 until Sunday December 29.

Where is it and how do I get there?

Take a break from the Christmas rush in the market's cosy bar. Picture: Portsmouth Christmas Market

The market can be found on Commercial Road at the very heart of Portsmouth’s city centre.

The city also benefits from good train links, full details of which can be found over at Trainline.

What are the opening times?

Chocolate kisses and hundreds of other sweet treats will line the markets stalls. Picture: Portsmouth Christmas Market

Portsmouth’s Christmas Market will open between 10am and 7pm.

What food and drink is available?

Visitors will be treated to comfort food from across the world, served out of the market’s charming wooden stalls.

For those in search of something sweet, Pappi Churros will be serving the fairground favourite of churros coated in sugar and made fresh right in front of you.

There will also be chocolate kisses (the flat-bottomed, teardrop-shaped chocolate treats made popular by Hershey's), homemade fudge and a selection of Snowdonia cheeses.

To drink, the market’s two bars will be serving up steaming cups of mulled wine, as well as a wide range of other beverages.

Meyart Coffee will be selling flavoured coffee beans to help you through those cold winter mornings.

This year, the market will also include a giant walk-in LED bauble which visitors are encouraged to come take pictures in – it could make for the perfect seasonal selfie!