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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Theo-Polar Bear

16 December @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Theo Polar Bear and his Arctic companion

Together with his Arctic conservationist companion, visitors will find out about how polar bears survive in the Arctic and get the opportunity to interact with Theo; he’s very friendly and doesn’t object to being patted, stroked and tickled behind the ears.

Performances in the Lower Gardens marquee at:

  • 2:00pm to 2:20pm
  • 3:00pm to 3:20pm
  • 4:00pm to 4:20pm
Date: 16 December
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event CategoryBournemouth
Venue Name: Lower Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 2AQ