Christmas events in the Channel Islands

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Jersey market at Christmas
street performer
Christmas stall

Jersey Christmas events

Lantern parades, free concerts, candlelit tours of an old regency property and an Enchanted Narnia to visit – you may also get some time to fit in some fantastic Christmas market shopping!

Christmas Lights Switch On

26th November

The start of Christmas celebrations in Jersey with the switching on of the Christmas lights in St Helier by Father Christmas. 5.30 – 6.30pm, St Helier.

St Martins Christmas Market

28th November

Head to St Martins Parish Hall for Christmas stalls, 11am – 3pm.

Simply Christmas Market

28th & 29th November

Shop for Christmas at Greve de Lecq Barracks 10am – 5pm.

Father Christmas at 16 New Street

Weekly from 28th November – 19th December

Visit 16 New Street for some Christmas magic.

Candlelit tours of 16 New Street

Weekly from 1st – 15th December

Tours by candlelight from costumed actors. 6 – 7.30pm weekly at 16 New Street.

La Ronde Concert Band’s Christmas Concert

2nd December

Free convert at the Town Hall, 7.30 – 9pm.

A Jersey Winter Wonderland – Enchanted Narnia

4th – 6th, 11th – 13th & 18th – 24th December

A magical Christmas adventure awaits as you step through the wardrobe to Narnia. An event for all the family at Weighbridge Place, St Helier.

Christmas at The Fort

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th December

Father Christmas and his workshop at Fort Regent 10am – 4pm.

Carols Under the Stars

16th December

Evening carol concert accompanied by La Ronde Concert Band, St Andrew’s Church, 6.30pm – 7.15pm.

Tree of Joy Christmas lights in Guernsey
New shop sign at Christmas in Guernsey
Christmas stall in St Peter Port, Guernsey

Guernsey’s Christmas events

As soon as Father Christmas switches on the lights in St Peter Port, the festive atmosphere makes Guernsey a great place to find your Christmas spirit and do a spot of Christmas shopping!

St Peter Port Christmas Light Switch On

28th November

Follow Father Christmas as he switches on the Christmas lights in St Peter Port.

Late night shopping in St Peter Port

3rd, 10th & 17th December

Late night shopping until 9pm with street entertainment, carol singing and plenty of festive spirit.

Christmas Light Switch On at The Bridge

4th December

The switching on of the Christmas lights by Father Christmas at The Bridge shopping area.

Late night Christmas Shopping at The Bridge

8th, 15th & 27th December

Shops open until 9pm at The Bridge.

Guernsey Markets for December:
  • 12th December – Castel Parish Farmers Market opens at 9am, Le Friquet Garden Centre, Castel.
  • 5th, 12th & 19th December – The Farmers and Fisherman’s Market offers Fresh local produce including locally caught seafood. Open from 9am, Sausmarez Manor from April.
  • 4th, 11th & 18 December – Fresh Fridays Produce Market in Market Square, St Peter Port, opens from 8.30am until 2.30pm every Friday. Guernsey local produce is for sale including fresh fish, meat, vegetables, chutney, pâté, deli and cakes.
  • 9th & 16th December – St Peter’s Community Market offers a selection of plants, pies, homemade jams and fresh produce every Wednesday 10-11am in the Community Hut, behind St. Peter’s Post Office.

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