Christmas in Dorchester

Friday, November 27th, 2009
Father Christmas in Dorchester
Father Christmas in Dorchester

The Christmas lights are on in Dorchester and we are building up to the festive holiday. The shops are beautifully decorated and during December there are also lots of great Christmassy events taking place.

There is plenty of festive fun to be had, such as enjoying a Teddy Bear Christmas, story telling by firelight, the annual Christmas Cracker and Christmas Pudding nights.

Festive Fun in Dorchester

Have a Teddy Bear Christmas at the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum from 1st December to 4th January 2010.  Experience Christmas as it used to be with sounds, lights and smells, as a large family of human-size bears celebrate in their festively decorated period home, complete with a visit from Bearfather Christmas.

Why not join storyteller Tom Laycock at the Roman Town House on 12th December for a selection of stories and songs themed “Christmas by firelight”. Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Food lovers simply must try the Christmas Pudding nights at Taste * – the contemporary café / bistro located in Trinity Street. When you have finished your main course the fun begins when you choose your first sumptuous home made pudding from the list of fifteen and when you have finished you choose another, and another, and another, until the desserts are finished or you have simply had enough. The concept is a new one for the town and proving very popular so tables can get booked quickly.

Christmas Cracker

Dorchester’s Christmas Cracker is to be held this year on Wednesday 2nd December at 5pm. This annual late night shopping event which is organized by The Dorchester Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the theme ‘A Traditional Christmas’.

Many shops will be open with special offers and displays to tempt shoppers. The streets are packed with stalls and are thronged with people simply enjoying a really great night out.

More Festive Fun

For a gift inspiration, or a special personal treat, meet Karen Francis (Jewellery) and Keir Francis (Photography) who will host a Christmas Open Studio at 25a North St. These events take place over two weekends, 28/29th November and 5/6th December, and also on Wednesday 2nd December. Parking is available opposite at Slades Farm by arrangement.

 

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