A Christmas getaway in Odiham: 2023 festive events, and more

Are you looking to plan a Christmas weekend away?

As the festive season approaches, have you ever considered visiting the historical village of Odiham for an impromptu weekend away to make the most of all the Christmas festivities?  Cosy up with us here this winter at The Red Lion Pub & Dining in the heart of Odiham’s high street as you relax in the warmth of our elegant bedrooms and make exciting plans for a weekend of fine wines, and food to warm the soul, in great company. Enjoy an overnight stay, including breakfast, from £95 per night, per room.

Our top recommendations for festive events in 2023 near Odiham

If you’re looking for something fun, unique, or festive to enjoy for your weekend of tourist-ing here in Odiham, with opportunities to pick up a few gifts along the way, here are just a few of our favourite Christmas-inspired events taking place in and around Odiham, that we recommend:

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Nov & Dec 2023. Festive Cinema Nights at the distillery, see your favourite classics on the big screen, including White Christmas, Love Actually, and more.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire – 8th Dec 2023. Immerse yourself in the most luxurious Christmas Market taking place in the Spa Courtyard. By advance ticket purchase only.

Heckfield Place – Dec 2023. Engulf yourself in luxury at this top country hotel with their popular Festive Market (7, 13, 20 Dec 2023) taking place at Home Farm, or book onto their Wreath Making workshops (1, 6 Dec 2023). By advance ticket purchase only.

Moutan Florist, Odiham – Throughout Nov & Dec 2023. Create your very own festive wreath to beautifully adorn the entrance to your home.

Odiham Christmas Extravaganza – Sun 26th Nov 2023, taking place right here on Odiham’s high street, enjoy the best of Hampshire’s produce with plentiful food and drink stalls, fair rides, and so much more.

The Vyne (National Trust) – Nov & Dec 2023. The Nutcracker Christmas experience in this beautiful Tudor home.

Wellington Country Park – Nov & Dec 2023. Neverland Illuminova Light Trail, with the option to include a train ride.

West Green House – Nov & Dec 2023. Illuminated Garden Adventures Light Trail around the lake telling the story of Alice in Wonderland.

Whitchurch Silk Mill – Thurs 7th Dec 2023, Take part in a workshop to make your very own forever Christmas crackers made from silk. Limited spaces.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market – Open from 16th Nov 2023 – to 2nd Jan 2024. Enjoy one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.

Stay overnight with us at The Red Lion, Odiham

The Red Lion in Odiham offers a range of comfortable and stylish pub bedrooms, perfect for staying overnight after a day of exploring the festive markets and events in North Hampshire.

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Here are our top tips to ensure your weekend is a blast:

1. Book your accommodation early. Festive events are popular, and accommodation tends to book up quickly.
2. Plan your itinerary in advance. This will help you to make the most of your time and to avoid disappointment.
3. Wear comfortable shoes, a warm coat and layer up. You’ll likely be doing a lot of walking, so it’s important to be comfortable.
4. Make sure you have somewhere booked for dinner. The festive season gets busy with parties, and you don’t want there to be no room at the inn!
5. Don’t forget to bring some festive cheer, it’s the season of goodwill, afterall

After a long day of festive fun, return to The Red Lion in Odiham and whether you relax in the pub over a drink, whilst enjoying the feels from the log burner and buzzing atmosphere, or you fancy a mug of tea whilst you warm up under a steaming shower before getting dressed for dinner, your weekend is only just getting started!

Book your festive getaway at The Red Lion in Odiham today.