CHRISTMAS Day has come and gone and all we're left with is empty selection boxes and an abundance of wrapping paper.

But do not fear, the festivities are not over yet. 

We have compiled a list of five things in and around Southampton you can do that will be enjoyed by the whole family.

So put down your mince pie, start reading and get packing for your day out!

Family Christmas Trail in Southampton

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Explore the city with Visit Southampton's jam-packed Christmas Trail, which runs from today until December 31, 10am to 4pm.

Follow the trail through the North Pole, South Pole or both, on an adventure around the city centre.

Look out for penguins and polar bears on your way and find all the clues and unscramble the festive phrases to claim your free prizes.

The trail should take around 45 minutes to complete, or 1.5 hours if you do both trails together.

Maps can be collected from MAST Mayflower Studios, the starting point for the North Pole Trail (not open until 3pm on December 27 and 28), Next Home, the starting point for the South Pole Trail, and The Marlands information point.

A map can also be downloaded here:

Cinderella at The Mayflower Theatre 

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The pantomime is NOT behind you now Christmas is over - the show must go on!

You can still enjoy the delights of Cinderella at Southampton's theatre until January 2.

Craig Revel Horwood as The Wicked Stepmother, Debbie McGee as The Fairy Godmother and Richard Cadell and Sooty will take centre stage to tell the well-loved tale of Cinderella.

There are performances today at 2pm and 7pm, along with others throughout the week.

Visit to see more show times.

Bank Holiday party at the Orange Rooms

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Enjoy a festive yet intimate party featuring a handpicked selection of local artists performing live tonight.

Round off the year and make the most of having a Bank Holiday the next day and party like there's no tomorrow!

Performing artists include Collective States, Sean Guillermo and Jattrill among many more. 

Find out more about the artists and buy tickets here:

The event starts at 9pm and runs until 3am, December 28.

A Christmas Carol at Beaulieu 

Still in the Christmas spirit? 

Head down to Beaulieu today or later this week to watch Charles Dickens’ timeless classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.

The London Touring Players will be retelling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Set within the heart of the Beaulieu Abbey ruins and cloister, the outdoor production, performed by West End actors will be packed full of Christmas joy, music, magic and cheer.

There are performances today at 4pm and 5.30pm and tickets can be booked here:

Festive afternoon tea at Seacity Cafe

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Many of us have enjoyed indulging over the past few days, but what's Christmas without an extra bit of indulgence?

Tuck into a festive afternoon tea at Sea City Museum Café at midday today where the whole family can enjoy a range of tasty seasonal sweet and savoury treats.

Children can enjoy a selection of sandwiches and a variety of mini cakes with milk or juice with a letter from Santa, while grown-ups can munch on a classic selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a selection of mini cakes with a festive drink.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available on request.

Customers are asked to include information about any food allergies by emailing with a booking reference once tickets are purchased.

Book tickets here: