Christmas Cracker in 2010

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Merry Christmas Alien!
Merry Christmas Alien!

The 2010 Christmas Cracker in Dorchester was a great success.

Despite minus figures for night time temperatures, Cracker night saw a great turnout. We were running a bit late and arrived just after 6pm and it was such a relief to not have to worry about finding money for parking! The Free parking scheme is such a good idea!

Dorchester Christmas Lights

After watching the lantern parade our youngest was keen to see Corrie star Danny Young, (dressed as an elf mind!) start the countdown and switch on the lights. Little did we know it was the shape of things to come but the snow machine went down a storm – adding to the Cracker theme of ‘A White Christmas.’

There were lots of festive stalls, hot chestnuts, candy floss, burgers and mulled wine which kept many people going as the temperatures contined to fall.

We heard a lot of great comments about the atmosphere throughout the town and lots of people, including us, really enjoyed the visit to the Dorset County Museum.

Ok, it was an excuse to get out of the cold for a while, but the Science Fiction theme had lots of kids mesmerised.

We overheard one little lad having a rather grown up conversation with a Dalek.

Have you got a girlfriend? he asked. To which the Dalek replied with the customary “Exterminate!”

We fell about laughing when he turned to his Dad and said …. “What does exfolitate mean, Dad?”

Anyway, we thought the Christmas Cracker 2010 was a great success and hats off to everyone involved that made it such a great evening.

Such a nice way to start of Christmas!

See more pictures of the Christmas Cracker 2010 night

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