Resort Dorset on FacebookResort Dorset on TwitterResort Dorset on Instagram
COVID-19: Enjoy Dorset responsibly. As the tourist industry begins to re-open, please follow government advice on restrictions and social distancing. Prior to travel, please check with individual businesses and event organisers for confirmation of opening times and restrictions.

Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

When? 01 December 2019
Where? Sherborne

  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

The historic town of Sherborne will once again light up for Christmas with a free-entry ‘Love a Local Christmas’ Festive Shopping Day on Sunday 1st December from 10am–4pm.

Organised by volunteers from Sherborne Chamber of Trade & Commerce, the event offers a great family day out, while raising awareness for many local charities.

Sherborne’s Festive Shopping Day is always well supported as the town puts on a whole host of different musical, fun and entertaining activities. The main shopping area of Cheap Street is closed to traffic allowing for street performers, choirs, bands, orchestras, carollers, dancers and more. The Abbey Church welcomes visitors to join in its joyful Shoppers’ Carol Services, held at 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, and to wonder at its magnificent ceiling-high Christmas tree and traditional crib scene. The Cheap Street Church stages its ever-popular Christmas Tree Festival too, featuring dozens of twinkling trees, all delightfully and individually decorated.

Santa will be taking up residence in his Grotto when every little person receives a gift from him (in return for a small entry fee of £2). Visitors will be able to browse Sherborne’s wonderful shops, all offering great ideas for Christmas gifts, treats, pampering and entertaining as well as countless places to enjoy something to eat or drink in the many coffee shops, restaurants and pubs the town has to offer. There’s the award-winning Christmas display at Castle Gardens too, just five minutes drive from the town centre.

The highlight of the event will be a festive and fun parade along Cheap Street, which everyone is invited to join, led by colourful musicians and dancers, leading everyone to the Conduit Christmas tree around 4pm, where choirs will sing and hundreds of lights will be illuminated. The day ends just in time for visitors to join Sherborne Abbey’s annual family-friendly Advent Carol Service at 5pm, which is always a very special occasion.

Follow all the news of what’s happening on twitter at @sherbornecot where Sherborne invites you to ‘Love a Local Christmas’ this year.

More information:
Visit Event Website

Events Nearby

Explore Nearby
Click on a map location to reveal further details...
What's on your map?
Towns & Cities
Eats & Drinks
Shops & More
Holiday Homes
Special Offers

Latest Sherborne Features...

21 Feb 2020
Dorset History Dorset’s past influences much of what we do here today, the many places we visit, and a great number of the photos we take as our own mementos. A county with a rich heritage, there’s plenty of Dorset history to be explored. From a Victorian sea-defence fort to centuries-old castles, via preserved steam trains and a wartime abandoned village, and through a variety of award-winning museums, Dorset’s past is brilliantly brought to life. Take a trip back in time with a visit ... Read more...
4 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Events in Dorset New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We raise a glass to the year that’s gone by, everything we’ve achieved, and that glass is also raised to the year ahead. It is often spent with family and friends, the ones who have been by our side for last 12 months, and the ones we look to spend the next 12 months with. For many of us, a change is about to happen. We step into the New Year with a fresh vision of exciting things to come. Whatever you’re ... Read more...
26 Nov 2019
Dog-Friendly Dorset A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...

More articles available in the features section.

Sign up for Resort Dorset offers, events and news by email
Your data will only be used to send relevant information relating to Resort Dorset magazine and digital platforms. We will not share your data with any third parties, and you can of course unsubscribe at any time. Please see our full privacy policy here.