Victorian Festival of Christmas


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 1 – 3 December 2017

Artists have been commissioned to decorate twelve 1.8-metre tall Nutcracker Soldiers for one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals.

Travel back in time to a bygone era, where snowy Dickensian streets welcome a world of festive cheer – and spot sculptures inspired by the centenary year of Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), war heroes, carriers, legendary leaders and tattoos!

The sculpture installation is inspired by Portsmouth Historic Dockyards own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As part of the project, the wonderful Portsmouth Military Wives Choir has recorded a naval version of the classic carol.

Watch out on social media as the historic dockyard unveils the sculpture designs over the coming weeks and releases the song The Twelve Days of Navy!

Buy tickets for the Victorian Festival of Christmas.


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