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Bournemouth Pier to be transformed into Christmas winter wonderland

By Stephen Emerson [email protected]

Published: November 16, 2023 | Updated: 16th November 2023

Bournemouth’s Victorian pier will be turned into a festive spectacle this year with a host of Christmas attractions planned.

The Bournemouth Pier Christmas Experience will run from Friday November 17th until Friday 29th December and will include themed decorations alongside activities, events and musical entertainment.

Bournemouth Pier Christmas graphic

A Christmas Trail along both sides of the Pier will include over 60 eight-foot trees, all adorned with lights, from the Pier Approach entrance to the pier and will continue along both sides of the pier.

There will be a huge twenty-foot fully decorated tree inside Key West as it is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. A fun, Festive themed quiz will keep visitors entertained as they walk along Bournemouth Pier with questions and answers placed on boards between the trees.

The Pier Kiosk will be full of Festive treats which will include Candyfloss, Festiive hotdogs, Pigs in Blankets cones, Mince pies, Mulled Wine and Festive hot drinks and cocktails, all available to take away so you can enjoy the Festive pier atmosphere.

A Christmas Letter Box will be installed to collect children’s letters to Santa, with the promise that all letters will be personally answered by Santa.

‘Breakfast with Santa’ events will take place on 9th, 16th, 17th and 23rd December, with Santa present, along with two of his elves to personally greet children. Some of these events are already sold out for 2023.

Family photo opportunities will be provided inside Key West with a life size Father Christmas and a custom-made Christmas bench which will provide the perfect backdrop to capture those memories.

Day time Christmas music will add to the Festive atmosphere with choirs performing on various days.

Live musical entertainment will be showcased on Friday 17th December in the evening from 7pm to launch the start of the Christmas celebrations. Entry to this will be free

Christmas Parties will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings which include a 3-course dinner and DJ until late. Some dates are already sold out, check the website for more information.

To find out more about the 2023 Bournemouth Pier Christmas Experience, visit

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