• Milestones Christmas Market
  • Christmas at Milestones
  • Christmas at Milestones

Following sell-out success last year, Milestones Museum in Basingstoke will launch booking for the museum’s Christmas season on Friday 29 September from 10am.

From a Christmas market to festive trails, meeting reindeer and Father Christmas as well as the historic cobbled streets decorated for classic Christmas and Twixmas periods, Milestones Museum will have something for all this December. 


Milestones Christmas Market – Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, £6.50 per person, under 5s go free (ticket valid for one day entry). Please note that this event is not included with a Milestones annual ticket.

Join us for the annual Milestones Christmas market! The perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping – and find that something a little bit different! Browse seasonal gifts and treats at independent stalls throughout the museum. Be sure to visit the award-winning Milestones shop, too, for all your Christmas gift needs! At the Milestones Christmas Market, there’s fun for all the family to enjoy. Check out everything you need to know ahead of Milestones' Christmas Market here https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/event/milestones-christmas-market-0


Meet Father Christmas – Saturday 2 to Saturday 23 December, £17.50 child, £6.50 accompanying adult (or adults go free with existing annual ticket).

This holiday season, create memories to cherish with loved ones as you meet Father Christmas in his magical Milestones grotto tucked within the heart of our charming, decorated indoor streets! An experience that will warm your heart and leave a smile on your face as you enjoy the joy of the festive family fun. Capture the magic with family photos and unwrap your special Christmas gift from Father Christmas together. Learn more here https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/event/meet-father-christmas-0.


Meet the reindeer: an enchanting encounter – Friday 22 December, included in museum admission. 

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Father Christmas and meet his beloved companions!

Father Christmas’s reindeer will be visiting Milestones Museum! Come along and wish them good luck before they head off to deliver presents on Christmas eve. 

Hop on Father Christmas' sleigh, too, for the perfect family photo opportunity.

Check out everything you need to know ahead of Christmas at Milestones here https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/event/meet-reindeer-enchanting-encounter.


A classic Christmas at Milestones - Tuesday 28 November to Saturday 23 December, included in museum admission, some activities may incur an additional charge.

Our period streets will be decorated for the season and our giant Christmas tree will give a warm, festive welcome. Children can help Father Christmas find his lost reindeer with our special Reindeer Spotter trail around the museum, while the smell of mulled wine and the taste of mince pies will transport adults into the atmosphere of a perfect Christmas! Check out everything you need to know ahead of Christmas at Milestones herehttps://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/event/classic-christmas-milestones.


Twixmas tidings at Milestones - Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 December, included in museum admission, some activities may incur an additional charge.

In the calm after the storm between Christmas and New Year, come to Milestones and enjoy some relaxing time out with the family. Wander our beautifully decorated streets that will transport you to a bygone era - with charming streets adorned with twinkling lights and ornate decorations to boot! Slow down, savour the moment and make memories to treasure this Twixmas. Fun for all of the family! Take part in our Twixmas trail during your visit, too! To find out more about Twixmas at Milestones please visit https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/event/twixmas-tidings-milestones.


Basing House Christmas Fayre - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, £3.50 per person, under 5s go free.

If all that wasn’t enough, just down the road at Basing House, also operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, will be hosting a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November. The majestic Tudor Barn at Basing House will be decorated for a wonderfully festive shopping experience, with dozens of stalls offering locally made crafts, produce and gifting ideas to browse and buy. Please note that Basing House standard admission ticket is not valid for this event. Christmas Fayre tickets are valid for the day of booking only. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/basing-house-christmas-fayre-0     

For more information about all the events taking place at Milestones this Christmas, please visit https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/events

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