Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Bournemouth thanks to a wide array of festive events like the Bournemouth Christmas Market (AKA Alpine Market) and of course, the iconic Christmas Tree Wonderland which lights up the city’s gardens with an impressive assortment of lighting displays.
We first enjoyed these festivities back in 2019, and have most recently gone back to see the 2021 edition. We are happy to report that Bournemouth’s Christmas festivities are as magical as ever!
And if you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Bournemouth Christmas Market & Christmas Tree Wonderland is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of Bournemouth Christmas Market & Christmas Tree Wonderland, with official dates, hotel recommendations, photos & more.
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Bournemouth Christmas Market & Christmas Tree Wonderland Dates
According to the Christmas in Bournemouth official website, this year’s Bournemouth Christmas Market will be taking place from November 18, 2023 – January 2, 2024.
Official Bournemouth Christmas Market Website
For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the official Bournemouth Christmas Market website.
The official Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland page is another helpful resource.
Bournemouth Christmas Market 2023 Hotels
Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:
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Bournemouth Christmas Market Locations
Where can you find Bournemouth’s top Christmas market activities? Here are some highlights.
The Alpine Market at Bournemouth Square
If it’s gifts and delicious food you’re looking for, make sure you check out the Bournemouth Alpine Market, full of cozy wooden stalls selling everything you can imagine from extra spicy hot sauces to fun, giftable signs.
You’ll also find plenty of great options for food here, from Christmas market treats like sausages and crepes to more quintessentially British options like Yorkshire pudding wraps.
The Alpine Lodge Bar at Bournemouth Square
For a festive tipple or two, you can also pop into the cozy Alpine Lodge Bar at Bournemouth Square, open seven days a week with a bookable private igloo along with happy hours and live music.
Bournemouth Snow Domes
Running from November 19th until Christmas Eve, another festive option for Christmas refreshments in Bournemouth are the covered and heated domes at ‘Bournemouth Snow Domes’, which have set up shop at Bournemouth Pavilion.
These cozy domes can fit up to 6 people, and bookings include refreshments such a pizza, mulled wine, beer, or prosecco.
For more booking information, visit their official website here.
Another excellent wintery activity to enjoy in Bournemouth is a nice skating session at SKATE Bournemouth in the Lower Gardens.
Make sure you pre-book your visit here.
And if you get tired of skating around? Don’t worry – they have their own Alpine Bar too.
Picnic on the Piste
Since 2016, Picnic Park Deli at Bournemouth’s Westover Gardens has been a vibrant hub of live music, events and… of course, food and drink.
And this kiosk becomes all the more magical during the Christmas season with their Picnic on the Piste event, which introduces a fun wintery menu and of course, a festive ambiance perfect for sipping on that 10th hot chocolate.
Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland
Lastly, for a completely free and festive Christmas thing to do, make sure you follow the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland trail which can be found with spots around the city center, mainly in Bournemouth Gardens leading up to the Big Wheel.
More Photos from Bournemouth’s Christmas Market and Christmas Tree Wonderland
Keen to see more of what Bournemouth is like during the holidays? Here are some extra photos for you to drool over:
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