<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Dorset Magazine today click here

Christmas in Dorset

The world loves a panto dame. There is nothing more life affirming, ridiculous or, frankly, quintessentially British. And Lee Redmond – Queen Thelma at Weymouth Pavilion’s Sleeping Beauty this Christmas 2017 – is a master of this great, daft art

Read more

Explore and taste the landscape with some of Dorset Food & Drink’s members with these ideas inspired by a Christmas song

Read more

Things to do this Christmas in Weymouth

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

There’s fun to be had down at the seaside at this most wonderful time of the year, says Andy Greeves

Read more

Christmas shopping and lights in Dorset

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

You’re sure to encounter plenty of Dorset’s festive spirit at these local events – you may even bump into Santa!

Read more

Lights, festivals, concerts and fantastic things to do. That’s Christmas in Dorset. Here’s our handy guide…

Read more

With a wealth of independent retailers and its own dedicated Festive Shopping Day, Sherborne is the place to head for finding great Christmas gifts, writes Andy Greeves

Read more

Family Christmas events in Dorset

Friday, November 17, 2017

From a Tudor Christmas to helping a Fairy Godmother decorate her tree, there are plenty of family-friendly events happening in and around the county this December

Read more

From candlelit carols to Solstice walks there's lots happening around the county

Read more

Things to do this Christmas in Dorchester

Thursday, November 16, 2017

From a Hardy Christmas to skating in the square, there is plenty of festive cheer in Dorset’s county town

Read more

Things to do this Christmas in Bournemouth

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bournemouth and its 'coastal villages' of Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne are really getting in to the festive vibe, as Andy Greeves discovers

Read more

There’s plenty of festive spirit in this Georgian town, says Andy Greeves

Read more

Things to do this Christmas in Wimborne

Thursday, November 16, 2017

There are festive events both ancient and modern happening in town this year, writes Andy Greeves

Read more

The early morning frost, the cosy pubs and the beautiful scenery. Dorset really is a wondrous place to be at Christmas

Read more

Christmas markets in Dorset

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Soak up the festive spirit at one of these Christmas markets in Dorset

Read more

Christmas

Some of the county’s most famous fans spoke with Bernard Bale about Somerset at Christmas time

Read more

Devon cheesemongers Ian Wellens of The Cheese Shed and Elise and Gary Jungheim of Country Cheeses take time out with Catherine Courtenay to consider some of their favourites for the festive season – and even reveal a few cheesy jokes

Read more

Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

Read more

From braised cuttlefish to turkey with all the trimmings, 9 of Devon’s top chefs and some of our favourite residents tell Chrissy Harris what’s going to be on their dinner table this year

Read more

There is so much to see and do in Hampshire over the festive season, from carol services to markets and of course amazing food and drink and Charlotte Tomlinson-White’s day-by-day guide brings you the pick of the best

Read more

As we embrace the festivities, we pick 20 reasons why we love spending the holidays in Somerset

Read more

Enjoy Devon all year...

Read more

Ad Feature: Order your Somerset Life calendar 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enjoy Somerset all year...

Read more

Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

Read more

Let’s face it, not everyone loves the frenetic build up to Christmas. So for those wanting to escape the festive countdown, we’ve come up with some suggestions

Read more

Misty views of the landscape, frost covered buildings and twinkling Christmas lights, Somerset is abundant with picture-perfect winter scenes. We pick 19 of the county’s prettiest moments worthy of a Christmas card

Read more

Cosy chairs to lounge on. Check. A glass of your preferred tipple. Check. A roaring fire. Check. What can be better than a visit to Somerset’s most charming pubs this winter?

Read more

As much a part of Christmas as presents under the tree, mince pies, turkey and sprouts, Emma Caulton asks what makes the traditional panto so special

Read more

8 Christmas grottos in Devon

Friday, December 8, 2017

Seeing Santa surrounded by fake snow and several plastic elves is part and (gift-wrapped) parcel of the festive build-up. We’ve tracked down 8 of Devon’s greatest grottos, guaranteed to delight all the family

Read more

A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

Read more

A digital subscription will allow you to access over 100 issues of the magazine on all of your mobile devices

Read more

With its claim to be the most joyful town in Hampshire, Viv Micklefield meets some of the Alresford businesses busy preparing for the big day ahead

Read more

When it comes to celebrating the festive season, Winchester is alive with the sound of music. From Cathedral choirs to community singers and from family musicals to classical concerts, there’s something for everyone

Read more

The weather outside might be frightful but we promise these festive themed events are quite delightful. Here are our round-up of Christmassy celebrations in Devon

Read more

Christmas markets in Devon

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Charming markets and late night shopping opportunities– it must be time for choosing Christmas presents in Devon! We bring you the festive goings-on from all over the county

Read more

Pots of tea, delicate finger sandwiches and scrumptious cakes are part and parcel of a great afternoon tea. We pick 6 of Somerset’s most delightful spots to enjoy a festive twist on the quintessential British treat

Read more

With its unique and compelling charm, Christmas in Bristol is set to a fun affair. From ice rinks to marathoning Santas, there’s something for everyone to do and see this holiday in Bristol

Read more

Whether your family are all foodies, keen cooks or simply enjoy the simple pleasures in life, Manna from Devon Cooking School offers the perfect serve for your Christmas turkey

Read more

From cosy pubs galore to winter beach walks, there’s plenty to enjoy in Devon at Christmas. We list 19 reasons you should come visit us this December.

Read more

‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing makes us happier than a festive cream tea. We pick ten of the best places in Devon to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a Christmas twist.

Read more

Cornwall’s oldest bakery is embracing the countdown to Christmas this year with the launch of festive Cornish pasties

Read more

Huge Christmas markets, frosty countryside and cosy pubs; winter in Hampshire is second to none…

Read more

With Christmas just round the corner, there’s nothing quite like enjoying Christmas carols and singing along to your festive favourites. We pick 10 of the best performances in some of Somerset’s most delightful locations

Read more

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The whole of Somerset will be full of festivities with plenty of charming Christmas markets, late night shopping opportunities and Christmas events. We bring you the festive happenings from all over the county

Read more

With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Latest Competitions & Offers

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad
Dorset Magazine Application Link

Local Business Directory

Dorset's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search