Let Jersey get you in the festive mood this December. Do your Christmas break the island way. Shop ‘til you drop in our market town and pick up a few little local stocking fillers. Feel the joy of Christmas time as you wander the various markets that pop up in St. Helier and around the island, as locals and visiting French traders set up stalls full of tempting delights. Or simply escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a lazy Christmas lunch at one of many fabulous restaurants, offering local seasonal produce wrapped up in a traditional Christmas way – and we’ve plenty of wide-open space to blow away the Christmas haze too! For the brave few… there’s the annual Jersey Christmas Day swim… do you think you would be enticed in?

Fa la la la la local… Christmas markets and events.

Looking for a gift for that special someone, something different and unique, something to show someone that you care? Don’t miss the various markets and events happening around the island. Fill your Christmas break with festive finds and gift gems to delight your lucky friends and family on the big day.

Simply Christmas sees The Royal Square in St. Helier transformed into a vibrant and colourful market showcasing Jersey’s finest artisans. Or how about making something unique to celebrate the jolly season? Explore festive workshops or discover what Christmas was like for the Georgians with the National Trust for Jersey. Don’t miss Jersey’s iconic Christmas Day swims – enjoy an early morning dip before the festivities kick off. Whatever you do, do it with joy in your heart in Jersey this year.

Festive family fun.

Gather your brood for a family Christmas break in Jersey. The island provides a host of ways to entertain the whole family during Christmas. Soak up the spectacle of the festive light switch on, illumining St. Helier with Christmas cheer, or head along to the merry parade that winds through the streets of town. You might even be lucky enough to visit the man himself, Father Christmas!

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Places to stay on your Jersey Christmas break.

Discover the best hotels, guest houses and self-catering lets to hang your stocking this festive season. Whether you’re coming for a flurry of weekend festivities or a glorious Christmas family gathering, explore all the possibilities here.

Late night Christmas shopping.

St. Helier, Jersey’s market town, will open its doors to eager shoppers for extended hours in the run up to Christmas, including late night shopping on Thursday evenings and on Sundays. Perfect for those wanting to purchase gifts, or for those who just want to enjoy the hustle and bustle, sipping a mulled wine or two!

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Fill your Christmas stocking with Jersey memories.

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