Blog » Christmas Events in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Winter Mini Challenge at your local BCP Library

The Winter Mini Challenge is here! The superstar team are back for a winter adventure. Ready, Set, Read! Join in from 1. December and read 3 or more books before…

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Christmas Fun at The Garden Room Cafe

Date: 18. 19. & 21. December 2023      Time: 9.30 – 11.30 am Bring your kids for a super fun morning! There’ll be exciting movies to watch and cool…

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Christmas Wrapping Service – Dolphin Shopping Centre

Date: Thursday 21st (10am-8pm), Friday 22nd (10am-4pm), Saturday 23rd (10am-3pm) and Sunday 24th (12-3pm) Come to the Dolphin Center and let Diverse Abilities help you wrap your presents in return…

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Heathers Tea Room Parkstone

Themed Mini & me Afternoon Teas in association with The Good Place Dorset Events Date: 19. & 21. December 2023       Time: 12pm-1.30pm Grinchmas Afternoon Tea Date: 23….

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Advent Adventure with Pavilion Dance South West

Date: 16. – 18. December 2023       Time: 11am & 2pm (50min) A magical Christmas dance adventure to find out what’s behind the Advent door! A festive experience…

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Princess Afternoon Tea at Dot Teas Vintage Tea Room Westbourne

Dot Teas Vintage Tea Room, Westbourne. Date: 10. December 2023    Time: 11:30am – 1pm Decorate your own Christmas gingerbread to enjoy on the day or take home. Let it…

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The Parks Foundation Festive Gatherings

Join us in the parks for outdoor fun, raffle, live music and more! Winton REC by Winton Cafe – Thursday 7th Dec 4-7pm We are excited to announce that we…

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Christmas Baking Sessions for Kids – Sweet Delights by Meda

Bournemouth Location. 9th December 11am-1:30pm – Christmas cupcakes baking 16th December 10am-12pm – Christmas biscuits 2pm -4:30pm – Christmas cupcakes 17th December 10-12pm – Christmas biscuits 2pm -4:30pm – Christmas…

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Festive Family Fun Party Session at Lemur Landings

Date: 15. December 2023         Time: 3.30pm Liven up your weekend with our great family party session. With DJ (Get Up and Groove), disco & fun games….

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Christmas Family Cooking Workshop – Henry Brown

Date: 18. & 19. December 2023          Time: 11am-1pm The Friendly Food Club are back at the Henry Brown for FREE Christmas cooking! Booking is essential –…

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Christmas Tree Festival – St. Aldhelm’s Church

Date: 9. – 24. December 2023      Time: Daily 10am – 6pm (24. Dec 5pm) St Aldhelm’s Church is holding the 21st Christmas Tree Festival! Over 40 ‘real’ decorated Christmas…

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Christmas at Gulliver’s Farm Shop & Kitchen

Date: Every Saturday from 25. November 2023    Time: 12-3pm Gather at Gullivers – Festive Food and Live Music. Date: 2. December 2023 Wreath Making Workshop more info here. Date:…

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Christmas Bounce

Hamworthy Liberal Club, 243 Blandford Road, BH15 4AZ. Date: 19.-21. December 2023     Time: 10am, 12pm & 2pm (1.5hr sessions) 19. Dec 10-11.30am Under 5’s ONLY Christmas themed bouncy…

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Christmas Tree Festival – Burton

St Luke’s Church, Burton Date: 30. November – 3. December 2023 Time: 10.30am-4pm (3.Dec 11am-3pm) Come along to our Christmas Tree Festival and join in the free Bear Hunt &…

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Canford Heath Christmas Light Switch On

Date: 1. December 2023     Time: 5-8pm Neighbourhood Centre Lights from 5pm, Torchlight parade to Adastral Square Lights at 6pm. With Carol Singing, Panto Characters, Stalls, Face Painting, Glitter…

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Westbourne Christmas Festival

Date: 2. December 2023 10am-3pm Christmas Goats 10.30am Christmas Story Telling 10.30am-12.30pm Christmas Choir 12.30-4pm Live Music 4.30pm Christmas Light Switch on outside M&S with Christ Billham-Smith and Harry Rednapp

Winter Market at Di Venti Boutique

94A High Street Poole BH15 1SB. Most weekends from 11. November till the 17. December 2023. Lots of handmade gifts from local makers plus mini crafting card & decoration workshops.

Christmas Pony Experience at Honeybrook Riding Stables

20./22. December Mrs Claus meet with pony ride and present 1hr 2-12yrs. 20. December Christmas Pony Ride and Picnic with the Elves 3hrs 8-13yrs. 20./22. December Christmas Pony Ride and…

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BH2 – Let is Snow

Outside The Real Greek Date: 17. November – 14. December 2023    Monday to Thursday: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm  Friday: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm,…

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Pottery Painting and Prosecco Evening at The Ark

Date: 1. December 2023     Time: 6.30-8.30pm You will be welcomed into the studio with a drink to enjoy while you can select the pottery item(s) you wish to…

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Christmas at The Dolphin Shopping Center

Date: 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th – 24th December 2023 Arctic Adventure – Let your little one explore the amazing wintery set and hear stories, play games and make winter crafts inside. A free first-come,…

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Meet your favourite Christmas Characters at Bournemouth Christmas Market

Elves, Elsa & the Christmas Fairy are making their way around the market! Saturday 18th November 1pm – 2pm Elves 4pm – 5pm Christmas Fairy Sunday 25th November 1pm –…

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Christmas Cookie & Craft Classes – Alpine Lodge

Cookie Making Masterclasses with Biscuits by Sarah B. Date: 2nd December 11am-12pm | 9th December 11am-12pm | 16th December 11am-12pm Lexy from Made by Me Craft Parties is ready to…

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Free Face Painting at Bournemouth Christmas Market

Date: 19. & 26. November & 3. 10. 17. December 2023   Time: 11am-1pm Get ready to sprinkle some enchantment and add a dash of whimsy to your kids’ Christmas…

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Carols & Choir at the Bournemouth Christmas Market

November 18th | Relight My Choir | 12-1pm 23rd | Love Soul Choir | 6-6:45pm 25th | Ska Choir | 2-3pm December 2nd | Relight My Choir | 12-1pm Sweet…

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RNLI Reindeer Run

Date: 17. November 2023     Time: 8am-1pm Grab your antlers. Lace up those hooves. Be a lifesaver. Moors Valley Country Park. More info here.

Christmas Craft Fair – Allendale Center

Date: 25. November 2023      Time: 10am-3pm Get into the festive spirit and explore a wide variety of unique and handmade crafts. It’s the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind…

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Wreath Making Workshop – The English Garden Florist

Date: 17. November & 2. 6. 7. 8. 13. & 14. December 2023 Get in the festive spirit with this guided workshop to make your own Christmas wreath to take…

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Runton Road Christmas Lights

Runton Road, Poole, BH12 1NX. Date: 10. December 2023 – 3. January 2024    Time: Daily between 5/6pm – 10pm Runton Road has been wowing residents of Poole with brilliant…

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Christmas in Ferndown Market

Date: 25. November Ferndown Christmas Tree Lights Switch On will take place. Alongside that, there will be market stalls, food stalls, Santas Grotto, music and other entertainment.

Christchurch Christmas

High Street and Saxon Square. Date: 25. November 2023      Christmas Light Switch On will be at 5.30pm. Elsewhere on the day between 11am and 7pm there will be…

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Poole Choir at Christmas

Saturday 25. November 4.30pm – Resonate Choir at Falkland Square 5.30pm – Rock Choir at the Fish Shambles Saturday 2. December outside Bonmarche 12pm – Citrus Singers Saturday 9. December outside…

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Little Bugs Soft Play

Date: 16. December 2023       Date: 2.30-5pm Special Christmas Partyincluding Soft play Colour in pictures Crafts and dance Party food included Special Christmas backdrop to take pictures Ticket…

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The Hideout Soft Play Christmas Events

7a The Neighbourhood Centre, Canford Heath BH17 9DW. 20. December 1.15 – 3.15pm – Christmas Craft Party. Make cuddly reindeer, soft play, hot chocolate & biscuit plus special Santa video. £18.50…

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Christmas Fair – Ferndown Day Center

Date: 19. November 2023        Time: 11am-3pm Get festive in aid of Ferndown Community Support’s ‘Mission Santa Sacks’, and Community Larder & Food Bank+! Join us for craft…

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Hennings Christmas Market

Hennings Wharf, The Quay, Poole BH15 1GZ. Date: 25. November – 24. December   Time: Sat & Sun 10am-4pm Shop for gifts and local produce at our Christmas Market every…

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Christmas Eve Carols in Ringwood Square

Date: 24. December 2023     Time: 6-8pm A special night run by Ringwood Rotary Club to let children meet Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and present him with a…

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Christmas in Boscombe

Date: Daily in December 2023      Time: 5-10.30pm Santa projections on every day on the highstreet outside the Sovereign Centre. Date: TBC Santa’s Grotto on selected dates in December…

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Bobby’s Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto

Christmas at Upton Country Park

Date: 1. December (6-8pm) 2. December 2023  (1.30-3.30pm) Wreath Making Workshop – £55 per person book via the website. Date: 9. – 10. December 2023 Christmas Afternoon Tea in Upton House…

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Broadstone Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday 2. December 2023      Time: 10am – 3pm Come along to watch the Broadstone Christmas Parade 2023.

Air Jump X at BH Live Sir David English

BH8 9PZ. Date: 11. – 18. February 2024          Time: various sessions check website Jump, bounce and tumble on our super-sized indoor inflatable obstacle course. Featuring giant…

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Cool Coast Ice Rink – BIC

Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, BH2 5BH. Date: 9. December 2023 – 18. February 2024     Times: Daily 9am – 8:45pm (times vary 60 minutes session) *NEW* RELAXED SESSIONS…

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Christmas Events at Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve

Granby Road, Bournemouth BH9 3NZ. Date: 9. 16. 22. December 2023      Time: 10am & 1.30pm Reindeer Making – Join us for some cute reindeer-making fun this December! £10. Date:…

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Save the Children Christmas Parade Wimborne

Starts at Cobhams, Brook Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 2BJ. Date: 9. December 2023    Time: 11am-5pm With more than thirty floats involving charities and groups from across the region, the…

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The Parks Foundations Events

Visit the Parks Foundation events page to get involved with wildlife activities such as community tree planting, gardening, nature mindfulness, nature adult craft sessions and much more. Many activities are…

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Westbourne Rotary Santa Sleigh

Date: 2. December 2023      Time: 11am-2pm Santa Event – Westbourne Arcade with singing by Sound of Soul Choir 11.30am-12.15pm & 12.45-1.30pm. Mice Pies for Donation plus sweets and…

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Christmas Bouncy Fun Play

Big Bounce & Festive Disco with DJ Phil at QE Leisure Centre, BH21 4DT. Date: 18. & 19. December 2023     Time: 40min sessions at 10am & 12pm Tickets…

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Christmas Festivities at Corfe Castle

Date: 10. – 26. November 2023          Time: 10am -3.30pm Stories of the Spirits Family Quest – Collect each character’s personalised embossing stamp in your booklet on…

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Bouncy Castle Planet Ferndown

Ferndown Leisure Center. Date: 28. December 2023     Times: see sessions below Large Assault courses, Slides, and plenty of fun exciting Bouncy Castles for children aged 1-12 years. SESSION…

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Christmas at Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Church/Forest Garden. Date: 9. December 2023      Time: 11am-3pm Christmas Craft Fayre with a Christmas craft workshop & a Wreath Making Workshop – more info here. There will also be…

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Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

East Cliff Promenade, BH1 3AA. Date: 21. November 2023 – 2. January 2024 (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.) Follow our Christmas Trail and find out more about…

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Elf Dash

Branksome Dean Beach, BH13 6JP. Date: 2. December 2023   Time: 11am Join ‘Crackers’ the elf for a 2km dash along the seafront followed by refreshments (included) plus a Father…

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Christmas at Kingston Lacy

Wimborne, BH21 4EA. Date: 25. November – 1. January 2023 Join us for festive fun at Kingston Lacy, where the fabulously decorated house will tell traditional Christmas tales from around…

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Ringwood Winter Wanderland

Ringwood Town Center. Date: 26. November 2023       Time from 11.30am onwards  – Market with lot of stalls, food & refreshment – The Polar Express Miniature Railway –…

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Christmas Cornucopia at Moors Valley Country Park

Date: 28. November & 5. December 2023      Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm Eco friendly Christmas Wreath Making Workshop – made from natural materials. £30 per person. Pre booking is essential. Date: 24. November 2023…

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Christmas at the Tank Museum

Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG. Date: 18. & 19. November 2023      Time: 10am-5pm Watch live entertainment, buy unique Christmas gifts from local makers and sellers and get…

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Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail

Date: 25. November 2023 – 2. January 2023 Enter a world of Christmas in Poole, with this FREE Christmas attraction! Be prepared to be dazzled as thousands of twinkling lights…

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Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

Date: 1. – 31. December 2023 Join Snowy for a special artic Christmas adventure to learn about the amazing North Pole and the animals that live there. Snowy is inviting…

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Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland & Alpine Market

Lower Gardens Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ. Date: 17. November 2023 – 1. January 2024 Spectacular free Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun. Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle…

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Skate Bournemouth & Moguls Alpine Bar

Lower Gardens Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ Date: 16. November 2023 – 3. January 2024     Time: Open Daily except Christmas Day – 1hr Sessions running every 15min between 10.30am-9.30pm. Skate…

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Longleat Safari Park Festival of Light

Longleat, Warminster, BA12 7NW. (Not exactly BCP Postcode but worth the drive!) Date: 11. November 2023 – 7. January 2024 Rediscover the stories that shaped our childhood and make your…

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