Wrap up warm and head down to the square, where you’ll be met with a selection of local retail and catering traders, two storey Alpine Lodge and Santa’s Grotto. Sip mulled wine and feel merry, scoff mince pies, sway along to carols or simply soak up the festive atmosphere.
Local retail and catering traders
From festive food stalls serving delicious treats to local craft's answering all your Christmas present needs, our festive market traders are open daily offering a range of products and delights!
Come and visit Santa himself!
Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto will transport you into a festive wonderland with an interactive walkway and goodies for all the children!
Enjoy a festive tipple or two
The impressive two-storey Alpine Lodge will sit in the heart of the town, overlooking the market and Lower Gardens. Serving an array of festive drinks, including the favourites such as; mulled wine and mulled cider, alongside sharing platters of charcuterie and cheese boards.
Let's go skate
Whether you're a Dancing on Ice champion, a total newbie or just about anything in between, you can be sure to find some festive euphoria on the surface of the real, genuine ice. The rink is held within the canopies of Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, which have been magically brought to life for the Christmas season.
Come and see the illuminations in the Lower Gardens
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