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Events & What's On in Dorset Next Week

What's on in Dorset next week (27 November 2017 to 03 December 2017).

08 Apr 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

Paintings and carvings by David West. David West was born in London in 1939 and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. Working at first as an art teacher, and then as a professional artist since 1972, he has lived and worked in Lyme Regis since 1981. West has frequently drawn inspiration from his surroundings here in Dorset – particularly in his more recent work which expresses the movement and qualities of water – and in a visual language that is both personal ...
02 Oct 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

FEAST Weymouth, supported by Weymouth BID, is fast becoming the talk of the town! Weymouth’s top eateries have come together to provide fantastic menus at great prices as a way to celebrate all of the great independent restaurants, pubs and cafés there are in Weymouth. The FEAST Weymouth promotion will work with each participating venue providing a set-menu or offer within the price ranges of £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25 for customers to dine at their establishment throughout the month of ...
15 Nov 2017 to 14 Nov 2018

Ice skating fun for all ages. Whatever the weather outside, get your skates on and enjoy some fun on their all-year round real-ice skating rink. All ages and abilities welcome! 1 hour sessions – no need to book. Child 2-12yrs with skate hire £5.00 Adult 12yrs+ with skate hire £6.00 Child 2-12yrs without skate hire £4.00 Adult 12yrs+ without skate hire £5.00 Hire of Bobby Seal/Penguin support aid for young ones £3.00 per 30mins and £5.00 per 60mins NB: Children 8 years ...
16 Nov 2017 to 02 Jan 2018

The fantastic real ice skating rink in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens is a popular attraction at Christmas and will be open from 16th November until 2nd January. The ice rink can be found in the middle of the Gardens at Christmas time and will be open daily throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day.
17 Nov 2017 to 04 Jan 2018

2017 sees a brand new Christmas Market coming to Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Christmas Market will include a move away from the previous German Market theme to a new Alpine Market, offering boutique and local craft products and food stalls, with a focus on local traders and local suppliers. Included are plans for a traditional family Christmas attraction, alongside entertainment and Christmas activities in the Lower Gardens, which have included in the past the popular ice rink.
24 Nov 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

This year the Walled Garden at Upton House has been transformed for the festive season into a magical world of lights and laughter. Follow the pathways, taking in the giant Christmas Tree, interactive igloo, mini northern lights display as well as the penguin frozen lake, magical fairy turrets and Nativity Scene. Daily 4pm – 7pm. Last admission 6.30pm. (Closed 27th November, 4th & 11th December).
25 Nov 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Dorchester’s Skating in the Square returns to Brewery Square, from Saturday 25 November to New Year’s Eve. TICKET PRICES — Adult £6.00 / Child £6.00 Sessions last 45 minutes. Children aged 12 years and under must be supervised by an adult. There is no minimum age for participants, however the smallest size boot available is a child’s size 9. Penguins are available to aid stability for small children. For more information and to book, visit ...
30 November 2017

International pianist Ben Waters brings some of the world’s most talented musicians to the Marine Theatre to play some foot-tapping Rock ‘n Roll, boogie woogie and blues.
30 November 2017

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! "Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Venue: Mowlem Theatre
01 December 2017

Come on down to Weymouth as The Big Christmas kicks off with the lighting up ceremony. Be the first on the ice and celebrate the opening of this year’s ice rink in the centre of town by Debenham’s. For one day only you can skate at a discounted price of £5
01 December 2017

Come and celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army Band and timbrels from Winton Corps. The evening will feature Dynamix, an exciting new children's choir led by Darren Bartlett and there will be opportunity for community carol singing. Venue: Regent Centre
01 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Throughout December you’ll find a host of Christmas-themed activities in the town, including the REAL ICE Rink, Santa’s Grotto, entertainment, and the BIG Christmas Nativity. Full details on the website.
01 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Weymouth will have its REAL-ice rink back in the town centre, as part of its BIG Christmas event. Open every day from Friday 1st December to and including Monday 1st January (except Christmas Day). Skating sessions start at 12 noon weekdays, prior to the school holidays (Friday 15th December), and 11am on all other days. The last session starts 6pm Monday – Saturday and 5pm on Sundays, New Year’s Eve & Bank Holidays. A session = 45 minutes skating on the ice. (Please arrive at ...
02 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

All the time-honoured fun of a family show with some familiar faces from our TV shows. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
02 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Santas elves are back! Calling all kids – while making the toys and experiencing the chaos of Christmas, some of Santa's Elves have gone missing and have ended up in the Museum. With no-one around to finish off the presents or load the sleigh, Santa's gift workshop is in crisis. Can you spare some time to help Santa hunt out his helpers? Get the trail sheet and floor plan from reception to guide the detectives around the route and discover the locations of where Santa's missing ...
02 December 2017

Its 2009 and an eighteen year old Steve Bugeja decides to spend his summer working at a kids camp in America, dreaming of red cups, beach parties and being mistaken for Prince Harry. Unfortunately coming to America doesn't stop him from being notoriously terrible with children and even worse at talking to women. Join BBC New Comedy Award winner Steve Bugeja at the Lighthouse as he relives that fateful summer in his brand new show Summer Camp, his third solo show following two critically ...
02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Join us for our annual Dorset Team Christmas Fair and this year, for the first time, enjoy TWO days of shopping! The fair will showcase the work of Dorset makers, artists and vintage sellers as well as there being stalls selling craft supplies and kits. Free entry. Venue: Allendale Centre
02 December 2017

Stalls, entertainment and competitions as part of Wimborne’s Small Business Saturday. Street party with entertainment, competitions and stalls on East Street. Handmade Wimborne from 10 - 4 on the Square. Special event at Walford Mill Crafts to welcome in the festive season. Late night shopping until 8pm with entertainment by a beautiful custom-built fairground organ.
02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Meet Father Christmas in his wonderful winter cabin at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park weekends during December. Dates: Weekends; 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December 2017. Do I need to pre-book? No, just turn up on the day. Groups will need to pre-book.
02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Join us during the festive season for a trip on the 'Christmas Belle' in our luxurious Pullman Observation Car. During your one-hour return journey, you will travel through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside while enjoying champagne and canapes, served at your seat. Soak up a traditional Christmas atmosphere in the specially decorated carriage with relaxing comfy chairs. You will also receive a personalised Christmas card and gift.
02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Stepping back in time, 'Vintage Christmas' brings fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting. Not only will you be entertained throughout, you can shop till you drop in our extensive vintage market for all those unique Christmas gifts that you won't find anywhere on the high street. Learn more about what life was like at Christmas time from the 1920's to the Post War era, with themed crafts and activities. There will also be ...
03 December 2017

showcase of a variety of craft stalls perfect for stocking fillers or to get you into the Christmas spirit. In conjunction with Melcombe Regis Rotary Club collecting for their chosen charities, you can get FREE photos with Santa and hear a performance by Bittersweet Harmony and The Carefree Choir. Buy Local. Buy Handmade. Give something unique and special.
03 December 2017

Don't miss our annual Christmas Market at the RNLI College, which promises to be bigger than ever! This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy shopping at our various stalls selling perfect gifts, homemade crafts and plenty of delicious festive food. Father Christmas will be arriving by lifeboat in his usual style!

Latest Dorset Features

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14 Nov 2017
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fayres that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
8 Nov 2017
Families are promised a festive treat at Adventure Wonderland with the Christmas panto, Dick Whittington and his Cheshire Cat. Join Dick on his daring journey through the streets of London seeking fame and fortune, with shows in the Happydrome Theatre at noon and 3pm, from 26th November. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells and his best friend, the cheeky Cheshire Cat, Dick quickly discovers the streets aren’t really paved with gold. ... Read more...
31 Oct 2017
Celebrate with a bang this weekend as Dorset plays host to a wide range of firework displays and bonfire events. A selection of fireworks / bonfire events can be found below: Read more...

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