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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Picnic on the Piste

16 November, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6 January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Picnic on the Piste

As you make your way around the Christmas Tree Wonderland trail in the Lower Gardens make sure you include a quick festive themed pit stop at Picnic Park Deli transformed into Picnic on the Piste. Complete with twinkling lights, snug blankets, festive beats and serving up toasty grilled cheese, boozy coffees, hot chocolates and the seasonal staple – mulled wine!

Open on selected days from 12-noon in the run up to Christmas: visit the Picnic Park Deli website for more information.

Start: 16 November @ 8:00 am
End: 6 January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue Name: Picnic Park Deli
Address: Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BY United Kingdom
Phone: 07825 394183