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November 2017

Christmas Outdoor Ice Rink

November 16, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Bournemouth Gardens Ice Rink, Lower Gardens
Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ

Skate on real ice under the trees in Bournemouth’s glorious Lower Gardens. The rink is held within the canopies of Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, which have been magically brought to life for the Christmas season. New for 2017 is the separate ice rink ‘Rinky Dinks’ for little ones to discover and enjoy the experience of ice skating in a safe and secure environment, away from the main ice rink. In the evening the rink will transform into a new GLIDERS ice…

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Christmas Market Bournemouth

November 17, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Bournemouth Square Bournemouth, BH2 5LY

The Bournemouth Christmas Market runs from 17th November 2017 to 4th January 2018 and is open daily except for Christmas Day. Situated in the heart of Bournemouth town centre the market has a new organiser for 2017. There will be a new Alpine Market, offering boutique and local craft products and food stalls, with a focus on local traders and local suppliers. Plus a new Alpine Lodge, serving a variety of festive drinks and Santa's Grotto. Also expect some fabulous…

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Christmas Shopping Evening at AFC Bournemouth

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium, Dean Court
Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7AF
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Whether you're purchasing Christmas gifts or shopping just for you, there will be something on offer for everyone. Some of the stalls on offer include Thorntons, Beales, Tropic Skincare, Pieroth Wines, Sorelle, Hawksbill Fine Arts, Cheese, Gin, Forever Living, Neal's Yard, Michael Forester Author, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, AFC Bournemouth and many more. £5 in advance or £6 on the door (includes a glass of prosecco or pint of beer and mince pies) To book tickets, please visit our…

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Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

November 23 @ 11:00 am - November 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Triangle Bournemouth, BH2 5RG

To celebrate the festive season Coca Cola are sending their iconic Christmas truck on tour, bringing Coca‑Cola magic to people up and down the country, and the good news is that it will be stopping in Bournemouth on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017. You will be able to have your photo taken with the big red truck, enjoy some festive music and receive a free can of Coke or Diet Coke. The truck will be at The Triangle…

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Santa’s Christmas Grotto & Magical Light Garden at Upton Country Park

November 24 - December 24
Upton Country Park, Upton
Poole, BH17 7BJ

Opening on the 24th November, Upton Country Park’s new and improved Santa’s Christmas Grotto is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. A magical winter wonderland of real wood cabins and interactive fun for the family, Santa’s Grotto will see every visitor receive a special quality gift from Father Christmas himself and a photograph to remember the special day. New for 2017, the historical Walled Garden will be transformed into a magical world of lights and laughter. You can…

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Santa’s Grotto in Bournemouth Square

November 24 - December 24
Bournemouth Square Bournemouth, BH2 5LY + Google Map

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town! His festive grotto will be located in the heart of the Christmas Market in Bournemouth Town Centre and will feature an interactive walkway. Come and meet him and his elves and receive a gift. Plus you'll also have your photo taken with him. Opening Times: Monday to Wednesday: 11am – 5pm Thursday & Friday: 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm Prices: Babies (0 – 6 months) (no gift)…

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The Glow Night/Christmas Lights Switch On at Castlepoint

November 24
Castlepoint Shopping Centre, A3060 Castle Lane West
Bournemouth, BH8 9UZ
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Join Castlepoint for a fantastic day of great Christmas fun! Join their free Lantern making workshops from 1.00pm to 5.00pm and wait for the Christmas lights switch on to light your own lantern at the count down. A spectacular night of music, panto characters - Rachel Stevens (S Club 7) – Fairy Sweet Pea, Mark Moraghan (Holby City) - Fleshcreep Derek Moran (Channel 5’s Milkshake!) - Jack, plus mysterious fairies , magic acts, dancers and ..light! Plus see the huge…

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Santa’s Snowball Trail at The Dolphin Centre

November 25 - November 26
Dolphin Shopping Centre, 110 Dolphin Centre
Poole, BH15 1SZ

Santa will be back onsite this festive season, meeting shoppers and , making more of your Christmas wishes come true….for FREE!! However, his cheeky team of mischievous elves have their own plans this year, sending you all on a trail before you get to meet the main man himself! Come and join in the snowball trail fun that will lead you to Santa where you will receive a treat to take home, as well as having some festive fun along…

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Santa’s Workshop at The Ark

November 25 - November 26
The Ark, Poole Park
Poole, BH15 2SF
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It’s time to release your inner ELF! Come and experience the magic and sparkle of Christmas with fabulous festive fun for all the family at the award-winning Ark Poole Park this year. From Saturday 25th November to Sunday 24th December, The Ark will be overrun with elves as they set up elf-camp to meet, greet and entertain visitors big and small. Meet Santa’s little helpers at the Elf Workshop and enjoy an experience that’s sure to get you in the…

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Southbourne Christmas Lights Switch On

November 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Southbourne Green, Southbourne Grove
Bournemouth, BH6 3QY

Come and watch Southbourne’s Christmas Lights get switched on! The lights switch on will take place from 4.30pm until 5.30 pm and will include a raffle, some carols and refreshments to keep you warm.

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Late Night Christmas Shopping at The Dolphin Centre

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dolphin Shopping Centre, 110 Dolphin Centre
Poole, BH15 1SZ

Come down to the Dolphin on 30th November and enjoy late night shopping between 5:30pm – 9pm. Spend £25 or more with the Dolphin and pick up a FREE mulled wine and mince pie from our very own pop-up après ski bar located just outside of Boots. Happy Christmas Shopping! *Please note this offer is only redeemable with a valid receipt. Challenge 25 will be adhered to throughout the event, failure to produce proof of ID if requested will result…

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December 2017

Illuminated Christmas Gardens at Kingston Lacy

December 1 - December 3
Kingston Lacy National Trust Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA

In addition to the beautiful Christmas lights in the house, the garden at Kingston Lacy will once again be illuminated until 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening over the Christmas period. New for 2017 enjoy a new illuminated route of the gardens taking in the original Bankes ‘winter walk’ and Lime Avenue. This beautiful display sees the historic cedars transformed by blue, purple yellow and green lights, whilst the fernery is draped with delicate fairy lights like a magical…

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