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It’s nearly time. Yes, it is nearly CHRISTMAS!!! I may be just a little bit excited. Nothing is more homely and warming than the festive period in Bournemouth. So what is so good you say? Well first of all if you like lights and decorations you will love the town centre. Bournemouth lights and decorations are so beautiful. From the large light tree, you can walk through to the music playing its like a wonderland.

Then there is the Bournemouth Christmas Market with more than 35 ‘chalet huts’ offering everything from luxury hot chocolates to handmade ‘Christmas favorites. Alpine Lodge is the two-story bar featuring indoor, outdoor and balcony seating. There are also weekly events including Monday quiz night, Wednesday Christmas karaoke evenings and Thursday happy hours.

The food is amazing and diverse and well just seriously yummy. This is this years line up!

  • Bratwursts – German sausages from a master butcher, gluten free and cooked over a  charcoal barbecue, served with freshly baked white or wholemeal bread rolls
  • Norris & Binglewort – Loaded hot chocolates
  • El Murrino – Neapolitan style pizza including vegetarian and vegan options plus Nutella pizzas for those with a sweet tooth
  • Churros Kings – Enjoy the cinnamon dusted classic with milk or white chocolate
  • Christmas Crêpes – Sweet crêpes and savoury galettes
  • The Yorkshire Pudding Wrap Co – Sunday Roast wrapped in a giant Yorkshire pudding
  • Hog Roast – Spit-roasted pork, served with apple sauce, stuffing, crackling and more
  • Sprout & Bean – Freshly ground coffee or tea plus freshly made festive bakes
  • Mighty Weiners – Vegan wieners in a soft brioche style roll with a variety of toppings
  • Raclette – Hot roast potatoes, bread or fries smothered in freshly grilled raclette cheese and ham

And let’s not forget about all of the shopping stalls as well as the normal shops. Shops will usually have late-night shopping hours. These are this years line up!

  • Cherry Tree Preserves – Award-winning locally made preserves, chutneys, marmalades and curds along with flavoured cheeses and mini food hampers
  • Butternut Box – Freshly prepared food for your four-legged friends
  • Dorset Chilli – For all things chilli
  • Viking Drinking Horns – A range of polished Viking drinking horns
  • Sweyn Forkbeard – Beard oils, shaving creams, hair pomade 100% Organic and Handmade in London. 100% Natural & Organic. Suitable for vegetarians. Not tested on animals
  • Silver Lady – Hand crafted sterling silver jewellery, necklaces, rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets
  • Moswicks Wines and Spirits – Wine and spirits in a wide range of quirky flavours including chocolate wine, bubblegum gin & caramel vodka
  • O’Donnell Moonshine – Craft spirits producer based in the UK, specialising in moonshine
  • Cybele London – wooden clocks, calendars, tablet, phone holders, watches and bookmarks
  • Kohler Kusse – Luxury German chocolate Kohler Kusse; a crisp wafer base with a light fluffy mallow centre covered in chocolate with over 12 flavours to choose from
  • Olde English Fudge – Award-winning olde English fudge in around 40 flavours
  • Lafi Crafts – Handmade Tunisian products from ceramic bowls and dishes to natural olive wood products uniquely hand-carved and finished
  • Luxury Personalised Christmas Decorations – Made from ceramic, they can be personalised while you wait with your families names
  • Christmas Jumpers & Gifts – A range of christmas jumpers and novelty gifts
  • Jacqueline’s Christmas Gifts – Christmas globes, LED baubles and Christmas lanterns
  • Mr & Mrs Olive – Mediterranean foods offering the widest range of products including olives, nuts, baklava and Turkish delight
  • South Coast Makers Market – A collection of Bournemouth’s best independent business’ combine to bring you the best local produce, crafts and design
  • Amdo Tibet – Handmade clothing and accessories from India, Nepal and Tibet
  • Bournemouth Bag Company – Scarves, hats, gloves, socks & handbags
  • American Fizz – Gift hampers & trays featuring America’s most popular sweets
  • Charms4u – Personalised necklaces, keyrings, bracelets, bookmarks or zip tags
  • Luna Mars – Unique crystal pendants, rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings
  • Star Baubels – Handblown glass and papermache Christmas baubles
  • UniqBazaar – Handmade Turkish mosaic lamps, mirrors, wooden boxes, and more
  • From The Olive Tree – Handmade olive wood carvings from Bethlehem; nativity scenes, ornaments & Christmas decorations
  • Bournemouth Brownie Co. – Arange of brownies, home baked in Bournemouth
  • The Sweet Emporium – A large selection of pick n mix sweets
  • Polar Hoods – All in one, multi-purpose cold weather wear

Apart from the town centre, there are lots of places close to Bournemouth that you can visit such as Kingston Lacy illuminations, and Stewarts garden centre where the kids can meet Santa.

Last thing, enjoy and Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎄🎄

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