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Edition Eighteen: Winter 2019

There’s no better place to be at Christmas than in Winchester. From the bustling Christmas market full of local traders to the sweet singing of the choristers in the cathedral choir, city traditions great and small all contribute to a fabulous festive season.

This issue we bring you an eclectic mix of Winter activities to choose from – from ice skating and lantern-making to cookery classes, gin-making experiences and more.

We meet Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ben Hart, who grew up in the city and returns every year for Christmas, and find out from Winchester mayor Councillor Eleanor Bell where her favourite places are to feel festive.

At Winchester Prison we meet chaplain David Hinks, who will be sharing the Christmas message with inmates. And at Winchester Churches Nightshelter we hear the story of Mike Jacobs, who has turned his life around.

Inside you’ll also find pages of great ideas for places to wine and dine – from small independents offering great Hampshire fare to big hotels offering special festive nights.

Learn more about local wines and spirits and book the best spots in city restaurants with our guide to the most sought-after tables.

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