Feel the wonder this Christmas at
Bournemouth’s unique free festival trail

16th November 2018 to 2nd January 2019

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Curious what the route is?

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Upcoming Events

Big Wheel Light & Pyro Show

Big Wheel Light & Pyro Show

December 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd & 28th at 5:30pm & 8:30pm
@ Pier Approach, Bournemouth

Skate Outdoors

Skate Outdoors

November 15 – January 6
@ Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

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  • 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
  • Pine Tree Walk canopy of cascading lights
  • Outdoor ice rink and the chance to skate under the stars
  • Magical Santa’s Grotto – perfect for your little ones
  • Enchanting illuminations including giant teddy bears, gingerbread people and a giant bauble
  • The Alpine Market and Alpine Lodge Bar with great atmosphere
  • Christmas characters such as polar bears, a snow lion, fairies and elves
  • Seasonal music and entertainment

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.
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What are the dates?
16 November 2018 – 2 January 2019

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

  • Please book your ice skating tickets here
  • Please book your trip to Santa’s Grotto here

Will there be a switch-on?
Yes – on 16 November 2018. Details TBC.

Where can I park?
There are a number of car parks in the town centre which can be found online at www.bournemouth.gov.uk.


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