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Bournemouth – the place to B this Christmas

This Christmas, be amazed by Bournemouth and discover magical festive fun for all the family from 16 November 2016 to 3 January 2017. Ice skate under the stars in Bournemouth’s illuminated historic gardens, sample seasonal fare at the Alpine Market and follow the brand new Nutcracker Trail while shopping late into the night for the perfect gift.

Meanwhile, at Pier Approach on Bournemouth’s award-winning seafront you’ll find a 35-metre tall big wheel and an enchanted spiral walkway lined with 68 Christmas Trees, leading to Santa’s post box where children can send letters to the North Pole!

There’s also family fun for children and adults alike in our coastal villages – Southbourne, Westbourne and Boscombe.

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Christmas Late Night Shopping

every Thursday
24 NOV - 22 DEC

Free Parking

Thursdays from 4pm & all day Sunday
24 NOV - 22 DEC


Christmas Late Night Shopping

With many shops open until 9pm

Thurs24 Nov
Thurs01 Dec
Thurs08 Dec
Thurs15 Dec
Thurs22 Dec

Free Parking Offer

in selected town centre car parks

Thurs24 NovFrom 4PM
Sun27 NovAll Day
Thurs01 DecFrom 4PM
Sun04 DecAll Day
Thurs08 DecFrom 4PM
Sun11 DecAll Day
Thurs15 DecFrom 4PM
Sun18 DecAll Day
Thurs22 DecFrom 4PM

Garden Illuminations

Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Victorian gardens will twinkle and glow with beautiful fairy light wraps on selected trees, coloured uplighters among the flora and fauna and snowflake projections along the walkways (18 November – 3 January, Lower Gardens).

The Alpine Market and Moose Bar

The Alpine Market and Moose Bar returns to the town centre for another year (17 November – 3 January). With a selection of unique arts and crafts, it’s the perfect place to soak up a warming glass of mulled wine and the joyful atmosphere.

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Late Night Shopping & Free Parking

Late night shopping is on offer every Thursday with free parking at selected car parks from 4pm on Thursday and all day Sunday (24 November – 22 December).