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Garden of Light at Upton Country ParkUpton Country Park Santa's Grotto & Magical Light Garden
24 November-24 December (Closed 11 Dec)
Explore the woodland & meet Santa or visit the transformed walled garden with giant Christmas Tree, Interactive Igloo, mini northern lights display, magical fairy turrets and nativity scene.



Christmas PresentsChristmas in Poole 2017
Until 24 December
Enjoy a winter bar, letters to Santa, wreath trail competition & late night shopping.Supported by Poole BID link will open in new window.


Free Christmas ParkingFree Christmas Parking & Late Night Shopping

30 November- 24 December, various nights
Pick up the perfect gift with late night shopping and FREE Christmas parking on certain dates in Poole.




Cinderella 2017

Cinderella at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts 
8 December-6 January
Starring Ethan Lawrence (Bad Education), Lucy Kay (Britain's Got Talent) and Richard Gibson (Herr Flick from 'Allo, 'Allo) plus real ponies! Written and directed by Peter Duncan, enjoy Poole's pantomime extravaganza for all the family.


Dolphin Shopping Centre Snowball Trail 2017Santa's Snowball Trail,
16-17 December and 21-24 December

Take part in Santa’s free Snowball Trail every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas in the Dolphin Shopping Centre.  The festive trail is open for families from 11am-4pm and starts at the escalators inside the centre, next to Starbucks. 


Lighthouse - Strauss GalaNew Year Johann Strauss Gala
1 January, 3pm, Lighthouse - Poole's Centre for the Arts
Celebrate the New Year with Poole's traditional new year concert of an uplifting selection of waltzes, marches, polkas and arias by Johann Strauss and his contemporaries from the symphonic forces of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.



See the full listing for Christmas & New Year events in Poole.

Summertime in the South Events logoPoole Tourism & Wave 105's Summertime in the South

Poole Tourism and Wave 105 link will open in new window bring you a festival of events every year from April until September - the longest Summertime in the South! 



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