<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">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Dorset Magazine today click here

The best things to do in Dorset this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 10:39 17 November 2017

Lyme Regis gets its Christmas sparkle on (Photo by Simon Emmett)

Lyme Regis gets its Christmas sparkle on (Photo by Simon Emmett)

Archant

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

Places to visit

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

Weymouth - There’s fun to be had down at the seaside at this most wonderful time of the year.

Wimborne - There are festive events both ancient and modern happening in town this year.

Blandford Forum - There’s plenty of festive spirit in the Georgian town this Christmas.

Bournemouth - Bournemouth and its ‘coastal villages’ of Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne are really getting in to the festive vibe.

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


Events

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

Christmas carols, concerts and festive music - From candlelit carols to Solstice walks there’s lots happening around the county.

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

Family Christmas events - 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.


Looking for the perfect gift idea this Christmas? Click here to treat yourself or a loved one to a subscription to Dorset Magazine from just £11.50!

More from Christmas

Fri, 10:39

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

Read more
Fri, 10:37

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
Fri, 10:27

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

Read more
Fri, 10:11

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

Read more
Thu, 16:42

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

Read more
Thu, 16:32

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

Read more
Thu, 16:08

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

Read more
Thu, 15:55

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

Read more
Thu, 15:37

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

Read more
Thu, 15:29

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

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