Christmas In Dorchester
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What’s happening in Dorset’s County town this Christmas time?
When the dark days descend, Dorchester lights up with a warm welcome. In the run up to Christmas, the shops will be brimming with gift ideas or you can take time for a bracing stroll around the old town and then warm up with a coffee and a mince pie in one of the lovely cafes. To make it even more special, Brewery Square will host their Christmas light’s Switch on 24th November and Dorchester’s delightful town centre will be twinkling bright from 7th December. Our Arts Centre also has a delightful programme of December events.
Shop ’til you drop
Steal a march on the Christmas shopping at McMillan’s Christmas Fair at Kingston Maurward on 10 and 11th November McMillan and Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair hosted by Athelhampton House on 24th and 25th November.
What better way to open the festive season than to enjoy the annual party thrown at Brewery Square. Christmas lights switch on, later shopping plus the pop-up skating rink, live musical events plus a Father Christmas disco add sparkle and cheer on 24th November.
Dorchester Choral Society host their annual Winter Concert on 1st December.
Family Fun Run
Hard on its heels is the Family Santa Fun run raising funds for Welmar Hospice at the rugby club on 2nd December.
Christmas Cracker extravaganza
The town-centre’s Christmas-light switch on, late night shopping and a variety of entertainments will please the crowds in South Street, Trinity Street, High Streets East & West and Brewery Square on 6th December.
‘Cornucopia of Comic Christmassy Crudeness’
Living Spit perform their unique version of the nativity story at the Arts Centre on 8th December.
The Little Match Girl
A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale. 20th December is at the Arts Centre on 16 December.
Come all Ye Faithful
Join in carols at Borough Gardens on 20th for a seasonal sing along.
‘Walking in the air’ and Buble performance
Free screenings of The Snowman & The Snowman and Snow Dog plus Michael Buble Act with Freddie Jenkins live at Brewery Square provide family entertainment.
Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy performed by Somerleigh Players runs from 20-22 December at the Arts Centre.
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