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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Hot Rocks Advent Calendar

1 December - 24 December
Hot Rocks Christmas Event

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

Have you heard about the fantastic Hot Rocks Advent Giveaway as part of Christmas Tree Wonderland?

You can participate on the Hot Rocks Facebook page NOW and each day until the 24th December. You will get the chance to win amazing prizes from many of Hot Rocks friends in the business community. It’s easy: simply answer the “Question of the Day” for a chance of winning amazing gifts for you and your family! The winners will be randomly selected.

Among the many prizes, there are tickets for Bryan Adams and David Bailey, Pantomime Tickets, AFC Bournemouth’s Jersey and Junior membership, Rock Reef Family vouchers, Zip Wire vouchers, Family tickets to many activities like waterparks, ski lessons, The Oceanarium, The Big Wheel, Odeon Cinema, and much more. To share the festive mood some of our friends have taken part by giving away food packages – Lamb, Turkey, Christmas Puddings and more..

Enormous thanks to: BH Live BIC, BH Live Pavilion Pantomime, Rock Reef, Zip Wire, Oceanarium, Splashdown, Lemur Landings, Snowtrax, Hollywood Bowl, AFC Bournemouth, Challenge Leisure Paintball, The Big Wheel, Odeon Cinema, D W Gillett Butchers, Heineken Uk, Bidfoods, Hunts, Gymstar Gymnastics, Wright’s Dairy and J & A Drinks to name but a few, who have all generously contributed to our festive, fun giveaway.

Please note that one winner will be randomly chosen each day. You have time to answer the question from the morning when it’s announced, until the evening. After 23:30 pm no more answers will be accepted in the draw. Winners to be announced the following day, as they will be able to see a video of their prize taken out of our Advent Calendar.

Hot Rocks’ fairies have also crafted a Physical Calendar, so pop into the restaurant, where all the exciting prizes are waiting for you – go and take a look!

Eat, Drink, Play & Be Merry!

Start: 1 December
End: 24 December
Event CategoryBournemouth
Venue Name: Hot Rocks
Address: Pier Approach
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA United Kingdom