Fantastic Events This Christmas

Looking for a bit of festive fun this December?

Take a look at the roster of festive events that we have coming up in Weymouth and the surrounding area….

Christmas Shopping Night @ The Front Skatepark

The Front Skatepark is a community-run charity skate park that subsists purely off the contributions off of government funding and the kind donations from local people throughout the year. Their annual Christmas Shopping Night presents parents with the perfect opportunity to drop in and grab some exclusive deals (not to mention a complimentary hot drink and mince pie). Their stock encompasses all skate sports including BMX, inline and scooters.

30th November 2018 at The Front Skatepark Shop from 7pm-9pm

Weymouth Christmas Light Switch On

Thousands of festive townspeople turn out for the yearly Christmas Light Switch On which is always a special occasion, especially for young ones. This is truly a family event with hundreds of volunteers taking part in the festive celebrations. A lantern parade will escort Santa and his sleigh into town, who will be accompanied by the Mayor of Weymouth and the stars of this year’s pantomime.

1st December 2018 in Weymouth Town Centre from 5pm

Giant Gift & Craft Fair

Weymouth Pavillion will be packed to the rafters with local artists, designers and crafty folk who will be showing off their huge range of unique wares for one day only. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop, whilst supporting local businesses. The fair is free to enter and refreshments will be available from the Pavillion cafe.

2nd December 2018 at Weymouth Pavillion from 10am-4pm

Nativity on the Move

If you’re keen to get a pure, unadulterated shot of the Christmas spirit then you’ll find no better event than the innovative Nativity on the Move. Wrap up warm and bring a torch to this living Nativity story experience that people of all ages can enjoy. You’ll be able to follow Mary and Joseph with a real donkey on their way to the fabled stable, stopping by the Inn and even King Herod’s palace on the way.

13th December 2018 at Radipole Gardens from 6pm

Dick Whittington

It’s not Christmas without a pantomime! This year’s performance is the classic Dick Whittington, brought to life by Made to Measure Productions. Returning to the stage once more is Weymouth’s Favourite Dame Lee Redwood, who’s joined by Gwynfryn West, who’s back for his fourth successive year – this will be a night to remember, so don’t forget to book your tickets as soon as possible!

15th December 2018-5th January 2019 at Weymouth Pavillion, 2pm & 6pm showings

Chase the Pudding: Santa Run

Get your Santa outfit and your running shoes on for this festive 5km dash. Hundreds of people take part each year in this jolly jaunt which is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. Entrance is £15 per person, kids can also come along and enjoy Chase the Elf, a shorter 2km run. Entrance fees go towards the running of the event and raising money for charity is suggested.

16th December 2018 at Weymouth Pavillion, starting at 10:45am