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Come to Bournemouth this Winter

Winter is coming and it is truly a magical time in Bournemouth with lots of festivities both indoors and out for everybody to enjoy! Scroll to the bottom to find activities listed to keep yourself busy in the winter.


The Alpine Market comes to Bournemouth Square every year and it wouldn’t be Christmas without it! It sets the scene of Christmas with its quaint chalets covered in fake snow and fairy lights, offering tasty festive treats and local crafts for stocking fillers.


The market is accompanied by the cosy Alpine Bar where you can enjoy a warm beverage, take a seat and watch the hussle and bussle of the Christmas shoppers.


The gardens transform into a Christmas Tree Wonderland, with impressive illuminations lighting up the night skies. The magical spectacle of glittering trees can be followed by a trail starting from the seafront into the lower gardens and beyond!


Skate under the stars at night as a real ice-skating rink can be found in the gardens, providing a perfect view of the Christmas Tree Wonderland!


So, get your winter warmers on and come to Bournemouth to get into the Christmas spirit- see you there!



A list of activities to do in Bournemouth in the winter:

  • Walk along the beach for wintery views across the bay towards the Purbeck hills, taking in the natural sweep of coastline ahead.

  • Check out the Christmas Tree Wonderland trail throughout Bournemouth, into coastal villages of Westbourne, Southbourne and Boscombe.

  • Visit the Christmas Alpine market to view the handmade crafts and festive foods for sale. Try some traditional roasted chestnuts or a cheeky Bratwurst sausage from the veteran Christmas Tree stand in the Square.

  • Grab a hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and cream from the Alpine Lodge bar to warm your bones up. The Lodge features two large bars with rustic, ski-themed furniture and decoration, as well as offering private ‘Igloo Domes’ for hire.

  • Ice skate in the gardens, with the perfect view of the Christmas Tree Wonderland and the sound of music echoing from the rink-side bar.

  • The rink-side Moguls Bar is bigger than ever, snuggle up under a blanket by a log burner and enjoy a warm beverage. This heated bar features VIP booths and cosy seating, with regular live music and entertainment.

  • Watch out for the Makers market, which is on once every month starting on 2nd October. It showcases local independent retailers varying from Bad Hand coffee, street food to craft demonstrations.

  • Step back in time, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum are hosting a traditional Victorian Christmas event.

  • Visit the Pavilion, BH Live, to watch a traditional pantomime - we welcome Peter Pan every Christmas!


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