A festive adventure like no other
Join us for Christmas at the dockyard from 8 December to 8 January 2018
Let us lead you on a festive inspired trail across Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Christmas. Come face to face with 12 magnificient nutcracker statues guarding 800-years of navy heritage as you discover the story behind each one.
Nutcrackers on parade
Painted by leading 3D artists, ‘Wild in Art’, our stunning nutcracker statues represent our very own 12-days of navy Christmas. Download our nutcracker pack and discover the inspiration behind each statue as well as our nutcracker trail map.
An amazing all-weather adventure
Explore 11 amazing all-weather attractions this season, perfect for big and little kids for the ultimate day out in Portsmouth. Buy an Annual All Attraction Ticket online and save 20% today.
Watch our naval nutcrackers in action
Based on the 12 days of Christmas ditty, our naval-inspired nutcrackers have vividly been brought to life by leading 3D artists, Wild in Art.
Our mischievous nutcrackers have been on parade to celebrate Christmas and all things festive. Watch our nutcrackers on parade video and choose your favourite statue. Can you find them all across the Historic Dockyard?
Portsmouth Military Wives sing
'12 Days of Navy Christmas'
When you visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard next, you might hear a classic Christmas ditty playing across the Historic Dockyard, sung by Portsmouth Military Wives.
Rewritten specially for us, the '12 Days of Navy Christmas' song is based on our 12 festively themed nutcracker statues. From gold braids to Henry's ship, the Portsmouth Military Wives delightful performance of a Christmas classic is wonderfully recreated in to a catchy naval number.