In Christmas

With the holiday season upon us, all of us at BCP Tourism would like to kick-start this special time of year with our 12 days of Christmas blogs! Every two days, we will be releasing a blog specifically designed to give you ideas and inspiration on what to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the festive period. Introducing blog number one...

Enter a world of Christmas in Poole this year and enjoy Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival, a brand-new FREE Christmas attraction. 

Expect to see dazzling decorations and sea-themed trees across Poole. The brand-new FREE event is open throughout the season from 19 November 2022 - 2 January 2023, so don’t miss out on enjoying Poole’s rich nautical heritage with our spectacular trail of maritime-themed lights.

What is there to see?

Be prepared to be dazzled as thousands of twinkling lights take you on a nautical journey that starts at the gateways to Poole; the Twin Sails Bridge, Hunger Hill and The Lighthouse, with these iconic structures lit up in an illuminated display. 

Highlights of the new enchanting trail feature a number of impressive light installations, including a five-metre tall ship, a giant anchor and a maritime curtain of lights.

Be wowed by several lit-up Christmas trees ranging in size between eight and 11 metres, and some glistening walk-through structures - perfect for a festive selfie!

Glistening overhangs take you on a spellbinding journey from Falkland Square, through the High Street and onto Poole Quay culminating in the glistening lit-up harbour.

Don’t forget to visit the recycling turtle on the Quay and recycling whale by Sainsbury's to find out more about protecting our precious ocean along the way.

Other attractions to see in Poole

This enchanting light festival offers much more than just light installations. As you are wandering through the trail enjoying the beautiful lights, be sure to stop off at the a Christmas-themed market at New Orchard selling traditional fare and browse the great gifts for loved ones. Don't forget to try the unique festive food and drinks on offer!

Whilst enjoying the trail and the serene quay, be sure to make the most of the funfair rides for little ones on Poole Quay. Explore the delightful food and drink offerings that Poole High Street and Poole Quay are renowned for. What are you waiting for, join in with the festivities today!

Remember to come back to our blogs in two days time to find out what’s on this Christmas in Poole.




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