Get your winter warmers on and head down to the square where you’ll be met with the hustle and bustle of our festive traders offering the very best local retail and catering goods! Take refuge in our exclusive, two-storey Alpine lodge or treat the kids with Santa’s Grotto, back by popular demand following the success from last year! Sip mulled wine, indulge in the festive delicacies and soak up the atmosphere during this magical time of year!
Local retail and catering traders
From our favourite festive food and drinks traders satisfying your cravings to local craftsmen answering all your Christmas shopping needs, our festive stalls are open daily, offering a range of products and culinary delights for everyone to enjoy.
Come and visit Santa himself!
Back by popular demand, our sell-out Trethowans Santa’s Grotto will transport you straight to the North Pole where the man himself will be waiting inside his cosy cottage, ready to greet the children with festive cheer and even a little gift!
Enjoy a festive tipple or two
From the Christmas pantomime, festive entertainment and Carol concerts to an array of local restaurants and luxury accommodation, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the festive spirit.
Let's sing and dance
A purpose built entertainment hub in the square will host everything from local choirs and carol singers to festive performers and much more. There’ll be plenty to keep the whole family entertained!
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.
Immerse yourself in the magic that is the Bournemouth Christmas Wonderland Trail. Brand new to Bournemouth this year, we’re decking every inch of the town in festive lighting and decorations so that no matter where you wander, you’ll be surrounded by Christmas cheer.