Below are the questions we received most frequently for previous years, the 2021 FAQ’s are being prepared and will be updated soon. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, feel free to get in touch with us on Facebook.


We’re just wrapping up our Christmas plans – to be announced shortly!

It’s free with separate charges for Skate Outdoors and the wheel. Certain attractions can get fully booked during peak times, so we recommend that you book in advance on the website where possible.

  • Please book your ice skating tickets here

Festive message from the busy Christmas Tree Wonderland elves* please be aware of pedlars operating throughout Christmas Tree Wonderland, although they may look pretty, the illuminations being sold are not official merchandise. Similar products have found to be unsafe elsewhere in the UK and should you choose to buy, please check the quality  before giving them to your munchkins!

We have tried to do our best to make Christmas Tree Wonderland accessible to as many people as possible but if you have any queries or would like to know more specific information then please check out our Detailed Trail and Light Show Page

Yes – the trail runs through our Lower Gardens and down to the seafront which is wheelchair friendly. See separate websites for individual attractions, e.g. Big Wheel and Skate Outdoors.

Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a lead. The trail runs through our Lower Gardens and down to the seafront. Please note that the festival involves noise, lights and pyrotechnics.

For lost property queries, please go to the Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach, Bournemouth Seafront.

You hire mobility scooters from G E Bridge & Co, 123-125 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1EP. Call 08000 151102 or visit bournemouthmobilityhire.com for more information

Christmas Parking 2019 – selected car parks (not available at on-street pay and display meters)

Free parking Thursday evenings from 4pm

December 5, 12 and 19

Free Sunday parking

December 1,8,15 and 22

Selected car parks 

Richmond Gardens Multi-Storey, Eden Glen, Central, Richmond Hill, Winter Gardens, Braidley Road Bridge, West Hill,

Town Hall Forecourt, Town Hall Extension, Town Hall Annexe, Avenue Road Multi-Storey


The Alpine Market is open every day 10:00-19:30 Mon-Sat and 10:00-18:00 Sundays (excluding Christmas Day and January 2nd).

You can find a downloadable map here

Christmas Tree Wonderland will return each year for the four years 2018 – 2021.

There are a number of car parks in the town centre which can be found online at www.bournemouth.gov.uk.

Yes you can, Yellow Buses provide fast and convenient routes straight into Bournemouth Town Centre and the coastal villages. Plan your festive journey here


The open-top Christmas themed bus will be running throughout the holiday season, giving you the best seat to view Bournemouth and the surrounding villages and all of the spectacular lights on display!

For more information and to book tickets click here

In the centre of the Lower Gardens.

Christmas Tree Wonderland comes to life everyday from midday till Midnight.

2019 Prices

Adult£6.00 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket
Family (2A + 2C)£20.00 per ticket
Senior Citizens£5.00 per ticket
Student£5.00 per ticket

There’ll be a feature illumination at each location. We are anticipating themed offers and displays from shops and businesses in these areas. We are currently working to establish exactly which businesses will be participating.

Events will be staggered throughout the festive period and are focussed around the coastal village centres. Details TBC.

Most of Christmas Tree Wonderland is flat and level for buggies. There are also baby changing facilities at various disabled toilets situated around the site.

  • Please book your ice skating tickets here

Prices for 2019 below.


CHILD (U16)£9.50
FAMILY (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children)£38.00


The new ‘Sled’ skate aid allows younger ones a more sure-footed experience. £4.50 each. Pre-booking is advised

Make sure you tag @xmastreewonderland on Instagram.

Yes! The dates for 2020 will be 20th November to 3rd January 2021

More details to follow