Southampton's Christmas Market is now back for 2023 with tens of thousands of people expected to attend over the next couple of months.

It will present an opportunity to purchase Christmas-related crafts, take in attractions and enjoy some street food as the temperatures get a little colder.

Running from Thursday, November 16 to Tuesday, January 2 there is plenty of time to enjoy the festivities.

With the exception of Christmas Day, the market will be open from 10am until 10pm every day during that period.

Here's all you need to know for the latest Southampton Christmas Market 2023.

Southampton Christmas Market 2023 guide

Where is the Southampton Christmas Market taking place?

The Southampton Christmas Market will be taking place in Above Bar Street and Guildhall Square.

What stalls will be at Southampton Christmas Market?

More than 30 traders will have stalls at the market, selling a huge range of products including scented candles and soaps to chutneys, cheeses, and sweets.

A wide selection of food and drink will also be available.

What attractions will be at the Southampton Christmas Market?

If you want to experience a few thrills at the market attendees will be able to board AtmosFear, which swings riders 80ft into the sky whilst spinning 360 degrees.

Alongside that, there is the world's tallest mobile bungee, Snowball Launcher, which catapults riders 55m into the air.

If you want something a bit more suitable for children then you can try out the Christmas Funhouse, whilst the traditional carousel will offer rides for the whole family.

What might be considered the main attraction is what is being described as the UK's tallest Ferris wheel.

The impressive observation ride will offer ‘breathtaking views’ over the market below and the surrounding city skyline.

Will Santa be at  Southampton Christmas Market?

The market will include a Santa’s Workshop on the southern side of the Bargate, and you can also visit him at the Tudor House & Garden, with tickets available at the website here.

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Southampton Christmas Market light show

A light projection show will take place every evening from November 17 until December 24 as part of the market.

It will run every 30 minutes, between 5pm and 9.30pm each night.

Will there be an ice rink at Southampton Christmas Market?

Westquay on Ice will be returning for 2023 and tickets can be booked at the website here.

On their website, it says: "Southampton’s premium ice-skating experience returns for both beginners and ice-skating aficionados. 

"Bring in the festive cheer with Southampton’s favourite one-of-a-kind ice skating experience. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for another great season. "

The rink is close to the market and has a nearby Apres Bar to enjoy beer, mulled wine and much, much more.

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