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.
Back by popular demand, stock up on your favourite French goodies at the Norman Market at Weighbridge Place! Whether it is a bit of brie, a slice of saucisson or a piece of Pont-l’Evêque, there's something for everyone at the much anticipated French Market, hosted by Maison de la Normandie et de La Manche.
Dec 20 2021 ‐ Dec 23 2021
Gather your friends and family and immerse yourself in Christmas cheer at this year’s Genuine Jersey Simply Christmas market in St. Helier’s Royal Square. Showcasing over 50 of Jersey’s finest artisans, Simply Christmas brings you a labyrinth of stalls oozing with festive magic, beautiful gifts and tasty treats.
Nov 25 2021 ‐ Dec 05 2021
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!
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.
At Les Ormes, we mix high quality accommodation with superb onsite facilities. We have created a unique environment with a trampoline and activity park, golf course, swimming pools, kids' activities and so much more right on your doorstep. A guaranteed fun-filled experience, no matter what your age.
Château La Chaire is a grade II listed country house in Jersey set on the cliffs of a picturesque green valley by the sea. Now one of the island’s top hotel and restaurants, renowned for its luxurious rooms, fine dining and warm, friendly service. You get a sense of being away from it all as soon as you arrive.
One of Jersey's finest luxury hotels combining breathtaking ocean views with the award-winning Ocean Restaurant. The Atlantic Hotel is set within ten acres of beautiful and extensive private grounds, situated in one of the most stunning locations in the Channel Islands.
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!
Fill your Christmas stocking with Jersey memories.
Spreading Christmas cheer from Jersey.
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