Festive Things to do in Southampton for Couples and Friends

Festive Things to do in Southampton for Couples and Friends

If you’re looking to squeeze in some festive activities in the last few weeks before Christmas, then look no further! We’ve got plenty for you to look forward to. With a variety of restaurants and leisure options, you’ll want to stick around even after you’ve finished your Christmas shopping.

Theatre and Food

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas Theatre Dinner

We’re lucky to have the Mayflower and MAST Mayflower Studios right in the city centre, with plenty of arts and culture to choose from. If you fancy a good sing along, check out ‘What's Love Got To Do With It? - A Tina Turner Tribute’ on 18th December at the Mayflower. If that’s not enough, there’s plenty of places where you can continue the night. Just next door is Mayflower Village or across the road you'll find the newly opened Papillon. Alternatively you could head over to Guildhall Square for a Nando’s or Turtle Bay.

Bowling and Cocktails

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas Hollywood Bowl Bowling and Cocktails

Have you got a competitive side? Channel it at Hollywood Bowl, then head to All Bar One for some drinks, or Creams to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can currently get three games for £10.50 per person Monday-Wednesday and Thursdays and Friday until 6pm at Hollywood Bowl, located on the ground floor of Westquay South. So grab your mates and get practicing!

Cinema and Five Guys

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas Cinema and Five Guys

Escape the British weather and head inside to the city’s Showcase Cinema De Lux. Fill up on Five Guys first, and then head upstairs to Showcase, where you can catch a Christmas film such as ‘Boxing Day’ or even a classic such as ‘Elf’ on the big screen.

Christmas Market & German Cuisine

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas German Market Cuisine Beer

If you’ve been into town recently, you can’t miss the Christmas market! Have a mooch around the stalls, where you might find a unique gift. Try some German cuisine, then wash it down with some German beer! The Christmas market is located on Above Bar Street, and just outside Westquay for your convenience.

Festive Afternoon Tea at Tudor House and Gardens

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas Tudor House Festive Afternoon Tea

For just £12.50 you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, an array of mini cakes and a festive drink. You can enjoy the café at Tudor House and Gardens without paying for admission. Whilst you’re enjoying your afternoon tea, you can look out into the garden. Tudor House is a great stop off, away from the hustle bustle of the city centre. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Treat Yourself to a Night of Local Luxury

Things to Do in Southampton at Christmas Southampton Harbour Hotel Spa Massage Relax

Book yourself into Southampton’s Harbour Hotel, where you can enjoy a relaxing massage to soothe those tired shoulders from carrying all the shopping bags. Then once you’re suitably relaxed, sit down to one of the Harbour Hotel’s many festive options, complete with cocktails of course!

Keeping Southampton Safe

From 10th December 2021, face-coverings will be mandatory in most indoor settings, unless you are exempt. For more information on the current guidance please read our 'Keeping Southampton Safe' information which can be found by clicking here.

    We hope you have been inspired to make the most of all the city has to offer this festive period. We’re certainly spoiled for choice for food, shopping and entertainment in Southampton, so this is sure to be a Christmas to remember! 🎄

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