Bournemouth’s best Christmas events for all the family

Christmas is finally upon us which means it’s time to wrap up warm and enjoy some festive family fun. 

Whether you want to see a Christmas show or celebrate the festive season in style, there really is something for everyone this year.

Here are five of the best events taking place this Christmas in Bournemouth: 

Flix Drive-In Christmas

Bournemouth Echo:

(Image courtesy of Flix.)

Where: Adventure Wonderland

Price: £29.00 per car

Dates: Between December 11 and January 3.

This covid-secure event is back for Christmas with a huge array of blockbuster movies to see. 

From Elf to Grinch, Love Actually and Die Hard – there’s really something for everyone. 

Not one to miss, this awesome event runs throughout December and will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

Tickets must be pre-booked and our Echo readers get 40 per-cent off using the code ECHO40 at the checkout. 

Christmas Spectacular 

Bournemouth Echo:

(Image courtesy of BHLive.)

Where: Pavilion Theatre

Price: From £20.25. 

Dates: Between December 21 and 26.

This incredible event dazzles with dancing elves, Santa Claus and festive magic. 

The musical is jam-packed with Christmas classics, wonderful costumes and plenty of laughs which will leave you feeling in the festive spirit. 

Scott Ritchie said: “We are delighted to be able to end the year with a jolly, festive and spectacular production which celebrates the true spirit of Christmas.

“Come and join us for a huge dose of glittering and spectacular entertainment at the beautiful Pavilion theatre.”

For more information visit the website

Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

Bournemouth Echo:

(Image courtesy of the Russell Cotes.)

Where: Russell Cotes, East Cliff Promenade.

Price: £6.82 for adults and £3.63 for children, under fives go free. 

Dates: Between December 3 and January 4.

The museum will be beautifully decorated displaying the magic and majesty of a Victorian Christmas. 

There will also be a delicious Christmas afternoon tea that must be pre-booked. 

The gift shop and cafe will also be open.

Abba Christmas

Bournemouth Echo:

Where: The Cumberland, East Overcliff Drive

Price: £39.95 three course meal included.

Dates: Wednesday December 9

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time when ABBA dominated the charts featuring all the hit songs including, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia,  Take a Chance on Me and many more. 

The price includes a three course silver festive dinner menu with mulled wine on arrival. 

To book call 01202 298350. 

RNLI Reindeer Run

Where: Anywhere

Price: Donations to the RNLI. 

Dates: December 12 and 13.

Why not give a little back this festive season and get in shape ahead of your big Christmas dinner? 

This year’s RNLI Reindeer Run will be taking place virtually so you can take place anywhere in the country over the weekend. 

Choose your own route and distance and go at your own pace to raise money for this amazing charity that saves lives at sea. 

Sign up online now. 

Will you be going to any festive events this year? Let us know in the comments. 

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