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Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2019

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2019 is coming to the town centre once again to mark the official start of Christmas in Dorchester. We know this can be a time of the year when calendars fast become filled up with festive parties and celebrations, so make sure to note that the big date is Thursday 5th December…. Read more »


Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2018

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Get into the festive spirit at this year’s Christmas Cracker in Dorchester town centre. Coming with many festive events not to be missed, the date to mark in this year’s calendar is Thursday 6th December. The Christmas Cracker makes for a fantastic evening the whole family can enjoy. See the big Christmas lights switch on. Wander… Read more »


Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2017 

Monday, December 4th, 2017

December is now here which means Christmas is right around the corner! The annual Christmas Cracker event in Dorchester is a great way to spark the festivities with loved ones! The official start to Christmas in Dorchester! This year, the Christmas Cracker is bigger and better than ever. The date for your diary is Thursday… Read more »


Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2015 – Thursday 3rd December

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The main event of this week is Dorchester’s Christmas Cracker 2015 the OFFICIAL start to Christmas in Dorchester! This year looks set to be bigger than ever with lots of festive activities going on. The date for your diary is Thursday 3rd December 2015 from 5.30pm Dorchester Christmas Lights switch on at St Peters Church… Read more »


Christmas Cracker 2014 Preview

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The countdown has now begun to this year’s Christmas Cracker in Dorchester which marks the official start to Christmas in the town. After a last minute hitch to get the final lights up has been overcome, the town is now ready for the festivities to begin. Contractors were unable at short notice to put up… Read more »


Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Town Crier Competition on Cracker Night

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

This Christmas Cracker night in Dorchester will see battle commence between the best town criers in the county. Last year saw Dorchester’s very own Alistair Chisholm triumph at the competition held in Beaminster and as such has the privilege of hosting this year’s event, but will home advantage be a deciding factor in the 2014… Read more »


Dorchester Christmas Cracker Night 2104

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

It’s nearly that time of year again! Yes, Christmas officially kicks off in the town with the Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2014. The date for your diary is Thursday 4th December from 5pm and the Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm. There’s lots of be lots of things going on. As well as all… Read more »



Cracker Night Photos

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We hope you all made it to Cracker Night last night – the weather did us no favours, but a great time was had by everyone who came along and visited the shops and stalls in Dorchester town centre. Those of us who braved the rain were treated to mince pies, mulled pies and all… Read more »


Christmas Cracker Night 2012

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Cracker Night is almost upon us again, and if it’s anything like previous years we can expect an absolute riot of fun, food and festivities as we celebrate the official start of Christmas in the County Town! It will take place on Thursday 6th December, and we’re expecting to have as many as 60 stalls… Read more »


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