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November 2016

Christmas Outdoor Ice Rink

November 16, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Bournemouth Gardens Ice Rink, Lower Gardens
Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ
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Blankets, mulled cider and fantastic food, Welcome to a warmer Christmas experience right in the heart of Bournemouth. Skate on real ice under the trees in Bournemouth’s glorious Lower Gardens. The Bournemouth Tourism 2016 Award-Winning “Best Night Out” Apres-Skate chalet serves an incredible selection of delightful and warming food and drinks including pizzas with a variety of tempting toppings. Hot drinks are always available including barista coffees and hot chocolate with dipping marshmallows. There’s a full bar also serving warming…

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Christmas Market Bournemouth

November 17 - December 31
Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth, BH2 5LY + Google Map

The Bournemouth Christmas Market runs from 17th November 2016 to 31st December 2016 and is open daily except for Christmas Day. Situated in the heart of Bournemouth town centre the market features a range of Alpine style stalls selling a range of festive treats, handmade crafts and of course the Moose Bar! And of course don't miss the fabulous and free entertainment in the bar! Please click here to find out more.

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Santa’s Christmas Grotto at Upton Country Park

November 24 - December 24
Upton Country Park, Upton
Poole, BH17 7BJ
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Father Christmas and his reindeer are back at their Christmas Grotto at Upton Country Park and they can't wait to meet you! From the moment you arrive you will be transported into a festive wonderland where you will get to meet and feed the real reindeer before meeting Santa himself. Each child will receive a bag of goodies including a quality wrapped present from Santa, a large bar of chocolate, large pot of edible reindeer droppings, a carton of Christmas…

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December 2016

Santa in the Square

December 1 - December 24
Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth, BH2 5LY + Google Map

From the 1st to 24th December 2016 from 5pm until 6pm every day Santa will be appearing in Bournemouth Square. Get to meet the big man and have your picture taken with him.

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Bournemouth Christmas Panto ‘Cinderella’

December 3, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU
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This year Bournemouth welcomes ‘Cinderella’ as it’s Christmas Pantomime production. Taking place at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Cinderella will run from 3rd December 2016 until 2nd January 2017 This years Bournemouth Pavilion Panto boasts a talented cast ready to bring Cinderella to life on stage; Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing) as Cinderella, Rhydian (X Factor Finalist) as Prince Charming, Melanie Walters (Gwen from Gavin & Stacey) as the Fairy Godmother and back despite popular demand, Noel Brodie…

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Giant Snow Globe

December 5 - December 18

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be inside a snow globe? Well now you can with the arrival of a Giant Snow Globe which will be visiting Bournemouth for two weeks in the run up to Christmas! People can step inside and get a special Christmassy photo to take away with them for free. Monday 5 December 12-6pm Lansdowne Tuesday 6 December 12-6pm Lansdowne Wednesday 7 December 12-6pm Lansdowne Thursday 8 December 12-8pm The Triangle Friday 9…

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Meet Father Christmas at Farmer Palmers

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on December 7, 2016,
and Once on December 13, 2016,
and Once on December 14, 2016,
and Once on December 20, 2016,
and Once on December 21, 2016
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford
Poole, BH16 6EU
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Meet Father Christmas in his wonderful winter cabin at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park weekends during December. Dates: Weekends; 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of December. Father Christmas will also be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays (between 11am and 12 midday). No booking required, just turn up on the day. Simply purchase your Visit Santa tickets on the day of your visit from reception. Their clever Elves use a time-slot booking system so no long queues for you and little…

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Illuminated Christmas Walks at Kingston Lacy

December 8 - December 11
Kingston Lacy National Trust, Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA + Google Map

After dark, explore an illuminated Christmas walk and see the house and garden in a different light. Head out into the garden after dusk to discover the illuminated trail and look out for Santa Claus' sleigh. Don't forget to stop by the restaurant for a warming treat or the shop for some great gift ideas. Open until 7pm Free event (normal admission charges apply) Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event. The property may close early in poor weather…

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Christmas Big Wheel

December 8, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA + Google Map

In an exciting new addition to Bournemouth’s Christmas line-up, from Thursday 8th December visitors and residents will be able to experience panoramic views of the resort’s award-winning seafront as a big wheel arrives in Pier Approach for the festive period. The wheel, which features 23 gondolas and stands at 35m tall, will add to the town’s festive appeal with its clean white appearance and magical lighting. Priced at £5 for adults and £4 for children, the big wheel will be…

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Lantern Parade

December 8 @ 6:00 pm
Falkland Square, Poole, BH15 1TB + Google Map

Local children take part in a magical lantern parade through the town from Falkland Square to the Guildhall where there will be carol singing and mince pies. Find out more by clicking here.

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Late Night Christmas Shopping at The Dolphin Centre

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 22, 2016
Dolphin Shopping Centre, 110 Dolphin Centre
Poole, BH15 1SZ
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Join the centre from 6pm until 9pm for the Dolphin Centre’s late night shopping evenings and take part in their funfair with a festive twist! Find the fun fair stands and play games like Hook A Present, Perfume Hoopla, Mystery Box and Spin to Win!

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Runton Road Christmas Lights Switch On

December 10, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Runton Road Christmas Lights, Runton Road
Poole, BH12 1NX
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The residents of Runton Road, Branksome, Poole have been lighting up for Christmas for over 20 years and this year they will light up for the first time on Saturday 10th December from 5.00pm. "Disco Mad Dance Academy" will be performing on the First Night just after the lights are switched on. The Runton Road Christmas Lights begin coming on usually between 5.00pm and 6.00pm and begin going off at 10.00pm so the children that live in the road can…

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