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A Wight Christmas

15th September 2014 Published by

luxury-chaletIn the winter months, and therefore around the festive season, many of the park’s facilities at Whitecliff Bay are actually closed, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking of us when planning your Christmas away in the Isle of Wight this year! From Monday, December 22nd, we are offering a seven-night stay in one of our Luxury Chalets (sleeps up to 6 people) for the amazing price of just £592. Our facilities may not be open but there is still plenty going on!

A big highlight of the year will be the Isle of Wight Christmas Market, which will be running from December 1st to 23rd in the Isle of Wight Military History Museum in Cowes. The market will feature specially made wooden trading cabins inspired by the well-known Christmas markets of countries like Germany and Austria, displaying countless stunning items for sale — you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for the ones you love. Besides this, there will be Santa’s Grotto, a synthetic skating rink and a heated outdoor garden to enjoy.

For many, Christmas is synonymous with eating far too much before plonking oneself down in front of the TV to wait for the Queen’s speech. For others seeking something a little more active to do around Christmas time, the Isle of Wight should be your first port of call. On Christmas Day, local organizers are putting on the Great Christmas Day Escape, beginning at Shorwell. This walk covers 20 miles of coastal and inland areas, and this year also marks the centenary of the Christmas armistice of 1914 on the Western Front. If you’re still busy on Christmas Day, then how about joining the Boxing Day Walk, starting at Ventnor. One key difference in this walk is that you also get a chance to see the famous Boxing Day Swim in Ventnor, which starts at 12 noon.

rec-carisbrookeFolk music lovers who are on the island during the festive season will also be delighted to hear that the weekly Folk Night at the Dairyman’s Daughter pub in Arreton is on as usual on December 23rd.

So you can see that Christmas on the Isle of Wight offers something for everyone, and for those just looking to relax, enjoy the sea air and get a delicious Christmas lunch can enjoy the many local pubs and eateries that are open all year round on the island, as are many of the island’s historical and cultural attractions, like Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle. So go ahead, have a very “Wight” Christmas and join us at Whitecliff Bay.

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