Feel the wonder at
Bournemouth’s free festive trail

13 November 2020 – 3rd January 2021

A shining star.


A blue star decoration.



  • 60ft centrepiece walk-through animated Bournemouth Wonderland Tree complete with regular light and audio shows
  • Christmas tree trail featuring over 100 trees plus replicas of enchanting trees from six cities around the world
  • Outdoor ice rink and the chance to skate under the stars
  • Enchanting illuminations including giant teddy bears, gingerbread people and a giant bauble
  • The Alpine Market and Alpine Lodge Bar with great atmosphere
  • Seasonal music and entertainment

What’s new

  • Crimson Vodafone Gigafast Tree of Light
  • Polar Walk
  • Golden Reindeer
  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Shimmering Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

And when you’ve done all that, continue the adventure and explore Lansdowne, the Triangle, Horseshoe Common and the Coastal Villages.

The Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland logo.
Santa reading christmas letters in his Grotto

Visit Santa’s Grotto!

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at Beales Department store in Bournemouth. Meet the big man himself and receive a special early Christmas gift! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the Christmas magic. Santa’s Grotto is brought to you in association with Beales and Bournemouth Town Centre BID.

Secure your time slot. Cost is £9 per child, parents and guardians can accompany free of charge.

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What are the dates?
Returning Mid-November 2020

How much does it cost?
It’s free with separate charges for SKATE. Attractions can get booked quickly during peak times, so we recommend that you book in advance on the website where possible.

  • Please book your ice skating tickets here

Will there be a switch-on?
Christmas Tree Wonderland will be switched on November 15th.

Can I get to Christmas Tree Wonderland by bus?
Yes you can, Yellow Buses provide fast and convenient routes straight into Bournemouth Town Centre and the coastal villages. Plan your festive journey here

Is the Santa at the Grotto real?

Come along and find out yourself! Book your tickets here

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