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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Christmas Tree Wonderland Light & Audio Shows

16 November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 2 January, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
A mock up of large illuminated Christmas Trees in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens.

Enjoy an incredible display of lights and audio like you have never seen before! With the music mix provided by the official Christmas Tree Wonderland Radio Partner, Wave 105, you are sure to have your mind blown.

The shows are on every half hour from 5pm until 8.30pm on every day of the Wonderland except Christmas Day

5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm

16th November to 2nd January (except Christmas Day)




Start: 16 November @ 5:00 pm
End: 2 January, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Event CategoryBournemouth
Venue Name: Lower Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 2AQ