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Things to do this Christmas in Blandford Forum

PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:13 16 November 2017

Aladdin flies into the Corn Exchange


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

The countdown to Christmas starts on 1 December at 5.30pm with Blandford’s annual Tree Lighting and Civic Reception at the Corn Exchange, followed by the Civic Carol Service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church. The next day the Blandford Lions Christmas Fair is at the Corn Exchange (9am -3pm), this is also Small Business Saturday so there’s free parking in North Dorset County Council car parks in Blandford and on-street parking. The same venue hosts a Christmas Craft Market on 8 December (9am-3pm).

Looking for something special for the tree this year? Dec the Halls on East Street is something of a Blandford institution when it comes to festive décor. Open all year round, it specialises in hand-blown and hand-painted glass decorations from across Europe. It also sells wooden Christmas ornaments including very handsome Nutcracker Soldiers.

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