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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The Mayor’s Christmas Concert – It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas

15 December @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayor's Christmas Concert Bournemouth

Join the Mayor’s Christmas Concert at St Peter’s Church, featuring adult and children’s choirs. Wessex Harmony who sing acappella and a group of past mayors giving a performance and a piper.

The cafe will be selling tea/coffee  mulled wine, mince pies gingerbread men etc.

There will be a collection for Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund.

Date: 15 December
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue Name: St Peter’s Church
Address: Hinton Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2EE United Kingdom