Red Funnel

Enjoy a festive foodie day out across the Solent at the Cowes Christmas Festival & Food Show with a Red Funnel ferry trip to the Isle of Wight costing from £6 per person. 

The new festival will take place from 10am until 5pm on December 14 and 10am until 4pm on December 15 in the heart of Cowes, and will feature a special vintage Santa’s Grotto, the Cowes Carnival Float, street entertainment, a magician, sessions from Dazzle and Fizz kids’ parties, competitions, bouncy castles, live music plus lots more!

The Cowes Artisan Market is nearby and the festival will also incorporate the successful Cowes Food Show, welcoming the very best producers from across the Island to serve up tasty festive treats for visitors, along with produce to take home and cook up in their own kitchens – from organically grown tomatoes and oak-smoked garlic, to home grown Isle of Wight cheese. The show also includes cooking demonstrations, a bar selling winter warming Island ales, live music and children’s face painting.

Spend a day on the Isle of Wight of December 14 or 15 from just £6 per person, with the Red Funnel two for £12 Red Jet foot passenger crossing offer, available for download at

For a longer stay…from £110pp: Spend a weekend on the Isle of Wight for the Cowes Christmas Festival, with a two-night break from £110pp at the four-star Mimosa Lodge, a four-star Regency house sent in half an acre of tranquil gardens near Cowes. This price is based on two adults sharing a double room and includes breakfast and return vehicle ferry crossings with Red Funnel.