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Celebrate Christmas in Weymouth & East Dorset

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 Christmas is a wondrous time around Weymouth, Dorchester and East Dorset. Twinkling lights, festive Christmas markets and, between the celebrations, there's Lulworth and other Jurassic Coast villages to enjoy.


Christmas Lights and Xmas Markets 

Swanage is first to 'switch on' its Christmas lights 26 November.

Weymouth opens its festive season 2 December switching on the lights with a big celebration in the town.

Dorchester illuminates with its Christmas Cracker event 8 December.

Corfe Castle folk gather in the village to turn on their Christmas lights 10 December. 


Christmas in Weymouth 

Weymouth's BIG Christmas opens 3 December with the official lighting-up ceremony, craft fair, and entertainment from local choirs and dance groups at 2pm. Ice Skater, Milena Benedetto, will perform on Weymouth's 'Real' Ice Skating rink before the open street rink is opened to the public up to 2 January. Father Christmas will be drawn to Cineworld by real reindeer before joining the penguins at Weymouth Sealife Centre Santa's Cabin from 10 December.


All children love a pantomime, even the grown-up ones, so take a look at 'Jack & the Beanstalk' and other Christmas Shows at Weymouth Pavilion. We'll all 'see red' on 20 December when hundreds of bearded 'Santas' participate in the annual 5k Christmas Pudding Run across Weymouth beach.


Upton Grange Dorset Holiday Cottages are conveniently close to all these seasonal events, just 6 miles east of Weymouth.


Dorchester's Christmas Cracker 

8 December is the grand start to Dorchester's Christmas with a 'cracker' of an evening in South Street when the Christmas market opens at 4.00pm. Be sure to arrive in St Peter's by 6.00pm for live entertainment and 'switch-on' at 6.30. Find out more about Christmas Events in Dorchester here.


Swanage & Corfe 

 Swanage prepares for the Christmas festival from 26 November, with Christmas illuminations and its 'Pop up' craft market along the sea front. The Swanage Steam Railway attracts children and grown-ups for its Santa Steam Specials to Corfe where Christmas lights will illuminate the village and local craft fayre from 10 December.

Dorset's Jurassic Coast is a wonderful setting for your Christmas or New Year holiday. Take a look at our luxury self-catering holiday cottages, each uniquely decorated for the Christmas season.

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