Christmas in Dorset 2013


Switching On Of Christmas Lights and Lantern Parade in Lyme Regis
30th November 2013
15:00 – Free lantern-making workshop at the Baptist Church
15:00 to 17:00 – Adult Christmas hat competition
16:30 – Lantern competition at the Baptist Church
17.15 – Parade with Father Christmas and Lyme Regis Majorettes
17.30 – Switch on Christmas Lights
Late night shopping until 7pm.

Sparkle in the Park, Weymouth
1st December 2013, 15:30 – 17:00
The Friends of Lodmoor Country Park are staging the event. Make sparkly decorations and jam jar lanterns at the decorating workshop opposite the Galleon play area. Candle-lit walk.

Shaftesbury Christmas Lights Switch On
2nd December
The lights will be turned on by the ‘Hovis Boy’

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Bridport Annual Christmas Tree Festival
3rd – 15th December 2013
The 15th festival has over 60 decorated and illuminated trees. Free admission.

Dorchester Christmas Cracker
5th December, 5.30pm. Free parking from 5pm
The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm with the cast of the Freshwater Beach Pantomime including Britain’s Got Talent finalist Kai Widdrington and Hollyoaks actress Tamaryn Payne.
Also, late night shopping, Christmas Craft Fair in the Corn Exchange, Santa.

Christmas Lights Switch On, Weymouth
6th December 15:00 – 21:00
15:00 Show night Begins Christmas Market and Ice rink Opens
17:00 Santa arrives
18:00 Mayor arrives to Switch on the Lights
18.30 Parade around to Hope Square
18.30 Music including Rock Choir on Stage in New Bond Street
20:00 Prize giving and Carols.

The Great Lyme Regis Christmas Pudding Race for Cancer Research UK
7th December 2013, 11.00am – 14.00pm
Christmas obstacle race along Marine Parade for teams of six, carrying a Christmas pudding!

Save The Children Festival of Christmas, Wimborne
14th December 2013, 14:00 – 16:00
Grand Parade with Santa in the afternoon, carnival parade at 14:30. Santa’s Grotto in Wimborne Tourist Information Centre.

The Great Pudding Stir, Wimborne
14th December 2013, 10:30 – 16:00
The Priest’s House Museum’s Victorian kitchen will be brimming with the smells of Christmas Pudding.

5K Chase the Pudding Santa Dash, Weymouth
15th December, 11:00 -13:00
Hundreds of fancy dress Santas chase a Christmas pudding down the beach in aid of The British Heart Foundation . Cash prize for the winner.

Carols in the Cornmarket, Wimborne
20th December 2013 18:00 – 19:00
Sing traditional Christmas carols in the candlelit Cornmarket

Lyme Lunge
1st January 2014, 13:00
Charity fancy dress dip in Lyme Bay. Organised by the Lyme Regis Rotary Club. Prize for Best Fancy Dress.