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Christmas Events in Brewery Square 2022

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Christmas is just around the corner and Brewery Square is gearing up for another year of fantastic festivities! After the hit success of the Square’s 2021 events, we are excited to tell you about an array of brilliant Christmas events in Brewery Square this year!

From delicious mince pies to trying to stand up on ice, your whole family will love the range of Christmas events that Brewery Square will be hosting over the 2022 festive period!


Christmas at Brewery Square

Christmas Lights Illumination

26th November

The 26th November marks the starts of the festivities with Christmas Light Illumination! Join the tradition of celebrating the fantastic Christmas lights being switched on! This year’s spectacle will see an eclectic mix of entertainment take to the Square during the 3-hour event! You won’t want to miss the live music, performances, shows, displays and more!

We are pleased to give you the entertainment timetable:

5:00PM – Grab a festive drinks and get ready for the Christmas Lights Switch On!
5:30PM – Ze Trio
6:00PM – Panto
6:30PM – Lights on!
6:35PM – Dorset Rock Choir

The 26th November also marks the first day that Skating in the Square returns!

Find out more about the event


Christmas light illumination brwery square

Skating in the Square

November 26th – January 1st

Skating in the Square is coming back to turn Brewery Square into a winter wonderland again this year! Glide into the festivities with an Ice Skating session in the Square! This attraction is great fun for all abilities – even if you aren’t Torvill or Dean, the Penguins are quite the skaters and will help you master the ice!

Starting on the 26th November, you can enjoy a fun-filled skate whilst watching the Christmas Light Illumination, all the way through the festive season to the end of December!

We recommend getting your skates on if you’re planning to enjoy Ice Skating in Dorchester this winter season – Skating in the Square is very popular and can get booked up quite quickly!

Visit the Skating in the Square website for bookings and more information

Christmas at Brewery Square, Dorchester


Brewery Square Christmas Market

10th December

Join one of Brewery Square’s flagship festive events as the area transforms into a festive market on the 10th December 2022! The Christmas Makers Market is tipped to be better than ever this year!

The independent vendors and stalls in the market will compliment the vast array of businesses in the Square to provide the ultimate Christmas shopping experience in Dorchester! From children’s toys and jewellery, to personalised gifts and crystals, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for the whole family.

The Brewery Square Christmas Market will take place from 11AM – 3PM on Saturday 10th December 2022.

Find out more about the event here

brewery square christmas market 2022



Characters at Christmas

23rd December

A firm favourite for little ones! Characters at Christmas is returning for another year! Brewery Square have teamed up with Familiar Faces Children’s Parties to bring iconic characters to Dorchester this Christmas!

Meet and greet the Snow Queen and friends from 11AM – 1PM on the 23rd December, on what will be a perfect, wondrous event for your little ones just two days before Christmas!

Find out more about the event

Characters at Christmas brewery square


Why not grab a bite whilst you’re there?

When attending one of the brilliant Christmas events in Brewery Square, why not follow the festivities with a quick bite or a sit down meal? Brewery Square is home to an array of fantastic award-winning eateries – showcasing the food for Japan, Italy, Portugal and more. From a hearty meal with a craft beer in Brewhouse & Kitchen to a luscious Italian meal in Luciano’s, you’ll find something to hit the spot in the square!

Find out more about bars, restaurants and cafés in Brewery Square


Do some Christmas Shopping in Brewery Square!

Brewery Square offers excellent shopping opportunities! From fashion to home and interior gifts, you’ll find something for perfect gifts for your loved ones in Brewery Square! Visit the Christmas Market and browse a range of stalls which will compliment the excellent local shops!

Find out more about shops in Brewery Square


Don’t forget about Dorchester Christmas Cracker!

11th December – 11AM – 4PM

If you’re looking to get festive this December, you’ll love what the Dorchester Cracker has in store this year! Taking place on the 11th December – a day after Brewery Square’s Christmas Market, the Cracker will feature entertainment for all the family, quality food and drink throughout the day, santa hat children’s parade and brilliant Christmas shopping opportunities. Dorchester BID are proud sponsors of the iconic event, and can’t wait for the family fun on the 11th December!

60 independent vendors will line the streets in town and 50 more will ‘deck’ out The Corn Exchange – which will compliment the offerings from the towns’ businesses… many of which will be opening late during select dates in December. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Dorchester Cracker 2022 street stalls


Find out more about Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2022

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