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Christmas Events

Christmas in Bournemouth is such a magical time and each year the town’s celebrations get bigger, brighter and better!

Endulge in a spot of shopping at the festive Market, put your skates on and wizz around the outdoor ice rink and stroll through the festive gardens.

So let’s check out the main attractions in Bournemouth this Christmas and don’t forget to take a peek at our Events Calendar for even more local Christmas events, plus make sure you also check out the Poole Christmas Events!

Bournemouth Christmas Market

Bournemouth Christmas Market
The Bournemouth Christmas Market gets a re-vamp for 2017. There will be a new Alpine Market selling local products and food and an Alpine Lodge serving delicious festive treats. Plus there will be some fantastic festive entertainment to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.
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Bournemouth Gardens at Christmas

Gardens of Light
The Lower Gardens in Bournemouth become all festive at Christmas time when they are transformed with fairy light wraps on trees, coloured uplighters and snowflake projections along the walkways. Plus there’s the ice rink and a rink side apres-ski chalet. It’s a magical place not to be missed!
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Bournemouth Gardens Ice Rink

Bournemouth Gardens Ice Rink
Christmas is a time for skating under the stars and the Bournemouth Gardens’ outdoor ice rink allows you to do just that. From romantic skates with a loved one to having a giggle with friends as you attempt to skate without holding on, whatever your reasons the ice rink is a must do attraction this Christmas for all ages!
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Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On
There will be a special celebration to mark the start of Christmas in Bournemouth plus Westbourne, Southbourne and Boscombe will all be holding switch on’s! Watch as Christmas Trees light up and thousands of twinkling lights draped from lamp posts bring a touch of festive magic to these areas.
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Coca Cola Truck

Coca Cola Truck
Holidays are Coming! Yes the star of the famous Coca Cola Christmas adverts is coming to town. This is your chance to get up close to the fantastic big red Coca Cola Truck, enjoy some festive music and of course receive a free can of coke. And if you go when it’s dark it looks even more spectacular as it’s all lit up!
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Bournemouth Christmas Panto

Bournemouth Christmas Panto
“He’s behind you!” “Oh, yes it is!” and “Oh, no it isn’t!” – yes they mean just one thing…..it’s panto season time! Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre always has a great pantomime production at Christmas that’s suitable for all ages to enjoy so join in the tradition and click here to see what’s in store this year!
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