The Isle of Wight is really in the Christmas spirit this December and you should be too. Whether you opt for Santa specials on the steam railway with the little ones or choose to peruse the various fairs and festivals. For a dog friendly holiday, stay near the beaches of Bembridge and spend every day on the sand with your four-legged friend. Find Christmas treats and treasures in the tiny independent shops of Godshill then head to Ventnor Botanic Garden for a crisp winter walk through these beautifully kept garden exhibitions.


If you’re planning on gathering the family together for the festive season, stay in a holiday cottage that sleeps 8 or even more. Each of our Isle of Wight holiday homes has a fully equipped kitchen so you can treat your friends and family to roast dinners, freshly baked cakes and a glass of wine or even champagne (should you get chance to pick some up on your island adventures).


We still have some Isle of Wight cottages available for December, find yours now.


Here’s what to expect across the Isle of Wight this December:

Select dates in December: Santa Specials on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Meet Father Christmas in the most magical way after a railway journey through the island hills.


2nd to 3rd December: Osborne House Victorian Christmas

Take a peek into how Queen Victoria and the Royal family would have celebrated Christmas at Osborne House.


3rd December: Jayne’s Vintage Retro and Craft Fayre

Step back in time at this retro vintage fayre. Pick up some goodies to finish off the last of your Christmas shopping.


7th to 10th December: The 21st Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

A magical way to start feeling a little bit Christmassy while on holiday.


16th to 17th December: Cowes Christmas Festival

Mulled wine, mince pies, handmade gifts and treats to get you in the Christmas spirit.


15th to 23rd December: Enchanted Osborne

Step outside and see the beautiful gardens of Osborne House come to life with enchanting light up displays to explore. 


27th December: Christmas Fossil Walk

A post-Boxing Day activity for kids of all ages (including parents who also love fossils).


Take a look at our collection of Isle of Wight cottages.