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Dorchester's Christmas Cracker & Light Switch On

When? 07 December 2017
Where? Dorchester

  • Dorchester's Christmas Cracker & Light Switch On
  • Dorchester's Christmas Cracker & Light Switch On

The OFFICIAL start to Christmas in Dorchester! The event has been running for several years now, and the turn-out gets better every time.

Let There Be Light!
The town’s Christmas lights will be switched on.

Dorchester Cracker Festivities

Late Night Shopping
As well as all the usual entertainments and amusements, Cracker Night is also an opportunity to do some late night shopping, with a large number of our most popular shops and other businesses staying open into the evening for you to peruse at your leisure. Many will be doing something a bit special, so look out for free giveaways and other exciting things going on all evening!

Christmas Stalls
Obviously the stalls are a big part of the Cracker Night experience, creating an authentic Christmas market feel with everything from mulled wine to mince pies and hog roasts. An Xmas Craft Fair can also be found in the Corn Exchange.

More information:
Dorchester's Christmas Cracker & Light Switch On Website

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