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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Night Tree by Second Hand Dance in association with Pavilion Dance South West

19 December - 24 December
An illustrated Christmas Tree and animals to advertise the Night Tree event.

Created for young families and their toddlers, 3 years and over. Why not come into the woods to dance in the snow and help dress a rather special tree with edible decorations, sing songs and dance together. Full of the sounds and smells of the winter forest, Night Tree is a magical staging of Eve Buntings book of the same name.

Start: 19 December
End: 24 December
Event CategoryBournemouth
Venue Name: Lower Gardens, Pavilion South West Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU