What’s On

animation… light shows… and much more…

Kicking off with the grand opening of Bournemouth’s all-new Christmas Tree Wonderland on 16 November, you can look forward to more than six weeks of events in and around the town.

Full of magic, sparkle and wonder, the Christmas Tree Wonderland trail will come to life with regular light shows, animated characters and live music along the route.

For a quick overview of the entertainment schedules, click the links below:

Lower Gardens

Beale Place

Pier Approach, Seafont

As well as Santa’s Grotto, skating under the stars and an alpine market in the centre of the town, you’ll find switch-ons, parades and markets in our coastal villages. And the celebrations are themed with Westbourne’s Victorian Christmas, Boscombe’s continental flavour and Southbourne’s vintage vibe!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without family friendly shows and live entertainment. From panto and performances specially designed for tiny tots in mind to church services and carol singing, you’ll be hard pushed not to join in the fun. Oh yes you will!

And don’t forget – our official transport provider, Yellow Buses can help you get around to experience everything the Christmas Tree Wonderland has to offer.

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Bouncing Snowmen

24 December @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Two men wear inflatable snowman outfits in a busy shopping street at night.

They’re bouncing in the air! After a long year migrating around the world as various water particles, these giant snowmen are very excited to be back for Christmas.

At 8ft tall on bouncy stilts, larger than life, and full of Christmas cheer, they’re physical, fun and always out for an adventure or a nice cold hug.

They light up any event space with their cool glow, or can shine with a range of colour options and show off their aurora borealis disco dancing.

Boasting a big and bold effect in larger spaces, but with quality comedy characters for personal interactions, there is no crowd or event too large or too small. Wonderful white for day events and a bright glow for when the sun sets, the snowmen’s Christmas adventures are boundless.

Enjoy the adventures of the Bouncing Snowmen.

Performances at:

  • 12:30pm to 1:00pm – Beale Place (next to Beales)
  • 1:30pm to 2:00pm – Lower Gardens
  • 2:30pm to 3:00pm – Lower Gardens
Date: 24 December
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event CategoryBournemouth
Venue Name: Lower Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 2AQ