School Holidays

Christmas events in Dorset

What’s on this Christmas for families in Poole, Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset.

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Blank Canvas Club

Saturday 19th December.

St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9SH.

Little adventurers 9:15 to 10:30 am 

Creative mindfulness classes for children aged 4-8 years; helping little people handle big feelings.

Creative Crafters 10:30 to 11:45 am

Creative mindfulness classes for children aged 9-12 years; helping little people handle big feelings.

For more information and for bookings please click here.

Christmas Holiday Art Day

Monday 21st December 9 am to 1 pm.

St. Peter’s Centre, 10 Chapel Road, Poole, BH14 0JU.

Our Holiday Art Days are a fantastic opportunity for your mini-artist to create, paint and make a masterpiece during their school break.

£40 – all materials included.

Please contact for more details.


Christmas Singalong!

Friday 18th December, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm.

Join us for some festive fun and singalong to your favourite Christmas tunes. There will be some members of Relight my Choir singing with us as well! Wrap up warm as this is an outdoor event. Tea/coffees and snacks will be available as will seating!
Please ensure you book a ticket for every member of your bubble including children!
Look forward to seeing you there! 🙂
Book your FREE tickets here.

Learn To Draw and Create – Christmas Workshop for Children

Monday 21st December from 4 pm to 5 pm. £8.14 per child.

The Old School House Boscombe, Gladstone Road East, Boscombe, BH7 6BG.

Learn to Draw this Christmas – perfect for children aged 7 – 12.

Paint, draw and be creative. Make a Christmas card and learn to animate!

Please click here for more information and for bookings.

Muscliff/Throop Christmas Fancy Dress Fun Run

Sunday 20th December 10 am to 2 pm.

Muscliffe, Throop, Bournemouth.

Christmas IS coming to town!
❄️ Winter Wondervan refreshments, crafts, gifts and Christmas photo booth
❄️ Children’s Christmas Wish Tree
❄️ Live festive music
❄️ Family-Friendly Fun Run
❄️ Prize Hamper worth over £200!!!

Please click here for more information.

Poole Festive Entertainment

Saturday 19th December 11 am to 2 pm.

At Poole Quay.

Come on down and enjoy some festive music and fun in Poole Old Town and Quay. We are supporting Poole Hospital Charity this Christmas.

The Elves and the Shoemakers

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December. Please check performance times.

Friday 18th December: Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RY.

Saturday 19th December: St Aldhelm’s Centre, 401 Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1DF.

Schools out! Celebrate the end of term with a heart-warming Christmas show for family audiences. Age guide 3+.

The music has gone quiet. The dancing has stopped.

People aren’t buying dancing shoes, and the shoemakers are almost out of leather.

But sometimes, Little Things can make all the difference…

Please click here for more information and to book your tickets.  £5.98 per person. 

COVID-safety measures in place.

Victorian Pop-up Christmas Market

Bournemouth, Lower Gardens on the following dates:

Friday 18th December l 10-4pm
Saturday 19th December l 10-7pm*
Sunday 20th December l 10-4pm

*Late night weather permitting.

COVID safety procedures in place.

Please click here for more information.