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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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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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December 2017

Laser Projection Shows

December 1 - December 24
Kingland Crescent Poole, BH15 1TA

From 4.30pm to 10pm daily from 1st December, Laser Projection Shows onto a building in Kingland Crescent and Robert Dyas

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Wreath Trail Competition in Poole

December 1 - December 22

Search for seven huge wreaths in stores through December (until 22nd) for your chance to win fabulous prizes Collect a trail form with clues from Poole Museum or Poole Lighthouse or www.poolebid.com

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Bournemouth Christmas Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

December 2, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

This year Bournemouth welcomes ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ as it’s Christmas Pantomime production. Taking place at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 2nd December 2017 until 1st January 2018 This years Bournemouth Pavilion Panto boasts a talented cast ready to bring Jack and the Beanstalk to life on stage; Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Mark Moraghan (Holby City / Coronation Street / Emmerdale), Derek Moran (Channel 5’s Milkshake), Noel Brodie and Jamie Steen Tickets from…

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Runton Road Christmas Lights Switch On

December 9, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Runton Road Christmas Lights, Runton Road
Poole, BH12 1NX

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 9th December from 5.00pm. Miss Samantha Louise Emma the current Miss Dorset & Miss Dorset Social Media 2017 will be there to count down to switch on the Runton Road Christmas lights for the first time. Disco Mad Dance Academy will also be performing. The Runton Road Christmas Lights begin…

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Christmas Festive Lighting at Corfe Castle

December 9 - December 30
Corfe Castle National Trust, The Square, Corfe Castle
Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Christmas is magical at Corfe Castle. Take in the atmosphere with their contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and their wonderful light display as you explore the castle grounds. Enjoy the log fire in the tea-rooms and browse for gifts in their shop. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting, on various dates throughout December: 9 December 2017 10:00 - 19:00 15 December 2017 10:00 - 19:00 16 December 2017 10:00 - 19:00 18 December 2017 10:00 - 19:00 19…

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Illuminated Christmas Gardens at Kingston Lacy

December 14 - December 17
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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Late Night Christmas Shopping at The Dolphin Centre

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dolphin Shopping Centre, 110 Dolphin Centre
Poole, BH15 1SZ

Pick up the perfect gift and make use of FREE Christmas Parking in Poole Town Centre Car Parks.

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Sail with Santa

December 16 - December 24
Poole Quay, The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa’s here! Ho, Ho, Ho! Come sail with me! Santa has swapped his sleigh for a boat so bring your children or grandchildren and join in the festive spirit of Christmas, cruising with Santa Claus around Poole Harbour. Santa has swapped his sleigh for a boat so bring your children or grandchildren and join in the festive spirit of Christmas, cruising with Santa Claus around Poole Harbour. Departing from Poole Quay and sailing for approximately one hour…

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