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Bournemouth is set to be transformed into an open-air alpine village this Christmas. Experience the magical spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine marketing and skate in the enchanting  Victorian lower gardens.

From 19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022


Highlights from previous years:

  • 60ft centrepiece walk-through animated Bournemouth Wonderland Tree complete with regular light and audio shows
  • Christmas tree trail featuring over 100 trees plus replicas of enchanting trees from six cities around the world
  • Outdoor ice rink and the chance to skate under the stars
  • Enchanting illuminations including giant teddy bears, gingerbread people and a giant bauble
  • The Alpine Market and Alpine Lodge Bar with great atmosphere
  • Seasonal music and entertainment

Book now and have a great time 

Begin your dazzling Christmas adventure at Bournemouth Seafront with a ride on the Big Wheel.  A spectacular illuminated beacon from which you can spot all the delights awaiting you along the festive trail and get a bird’s eye view of Christmas in Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf.  Why not pop in for a festive game of mini golf?

Next to the Big Wheel, the Moscow Tree towers over the Seafront, conjuring up visions of icy forests and twinkling starlit skies.  As you make your way towards Bournemouth’s beautiful Victorian Lower Gardens you will find yourself stepping into a fairy tale world with the enchanting Tree of Light and the spectacular shimmering pink glow of the Warsaw Tree up ahead.

Along the trail look out for the teddy bears and the fabulous splendour of the Seattle Tree, with its magnificent baubles of light stacked high into the night’s sky.


Making your way past the Pavilion Theatre the Grade II listed Rockery has been transformed with stunning streams of light which appear to be cascading like a wonderful ‘waterfall’. Keeping right Polar Walk is home to cuddly polar bears, icicle shards and enchanting, sparkling illuminations.

Along the main path to the left, is the glittering, iconic Pay by Phone Bethlehem Tree, complete with its very own Nativity scene, shimmering with a blue glacial glow the impressive South Western Railway St Petersburg tree and the amazing Vodafone Gigafast Tree of Light, new for 2019 and standing an impressive 10m high.

At the heart of the trail is the awesome Bournemouth Wonderland Tree. Towering over the gardens at an impressive 60ft, the tree is decorated with 30,000 individually programmable LED lights. Spectacular at any time, make sure you see the music and light shows – you won’t be able to resist getting into the Christmas spirit!

Back in time for a Hot Chocolate or Mulled Wine 

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