Are you planning to make the most of the festive season with events in the area?
There is so much to offer which doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve found some of the best, which are guaranteed to get you in the festive mood and can be enjoyed with all your friends and family. Where to start? Try Lovett’s list of handpicked favourites below.
Bournemouth Town Centre and Gardens
Event Date: 15 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
FOR MINIATURE ONES
Rinky Dinks is an ice skating space for young ones to experience the ice, away from the main adult rink. A safe and secure environment to learn and play. Plenty of space for adults to contribute and help the small ones.
GAMES ON ICE – GLIDERS
If you like a little bit of competition, you’ll love the on ice game Gliders. Think ten pin bowling meets curling on the UK’s only gliders rink, with its very own under cover bar and waiter service. Challenge your friends, take on your work colleagues, maybe even start a league?
Sit back and enjoy a warm mulled wine, some comfort food and let the cosiness take over while you visit the Market Alpine Bar. You could be in Val d ’Isere with the vibe in here. Book a private function or just call in after a long shop.
Christmas Lights at Kingston Lacy
Event Date: Every Wed to Sun from 30 November – 30 December 4-7pm
Wrap up warm and see Kingston Lacy house and garden bathed in light this December with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden on those winter evenings.
For the first time the stunning display along the iconic Lime Avenue will feature a new and interactive experience. Have fun pushing the buttons to light each tree with a bold colour to create your own light display.
This event is free to attend but normal property admission applies for non-National Trust members. Pre-booking for the illuminations is not required, however if you would like to visit the house before or after your walk, please remember to book your free house entry ticket in advance.
Image credit: The National Trust
The countdown to Christmas has now officially started! We’re giddy with holiday joy and thrilled to announce the return of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour.
Now in the eighth year of bringing festive joy to people across the UK, the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour has travelled more than 737,000 miles. In that time, thousands of Christmas fans have basked in its 8,772 twinkling fairy lights and enjoyed the magical ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle, which marks the official start of Christmas for many people. Catch the truck on Pier Approach on Bournemouth beach on 1st and 2nd December and grab your free can of coke and diet coke.
Cinderella – Highcliffe Charity Players
Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS
It’s the ultimate rags-to-riches story as the celebrated, award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players return to enchant us with one of the nation’s favourite pantomimes, Cinderella.
Expect the usual magical quota of sumptuous sets and costumes, dazzling dance routines, knockabout humour and popular show songs as poor Cinders attempts to escape a life of drudgery – and, of course, her horrible Stepmother and Ugly Sisters.
With the aid of her Fairy Godmother and a well-fitting slipper, can she win the heart of her handsome Prince? Oh yes she can! It’s fun-filled panto magic – you, too, will have a ball!
Tues 22nd Jan only – Meet the cast after the show!
Tickets: £12.50, Concessions £11.50, Children (U16): £10.50
Whatever you decide to do, we hope it might be one of these fabulous events. If you can’t be festive once a year, when can you!
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We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you experience plenty of fun