Christmas Events for the Family

The Christmas period is perfect for spending some quality time with your close ones. Here’s a list of things to do in and around Weymouth Christmas Events over the festive period that will bring a smile to all the family.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Take a look at this blog to make sure you know about all the major Christmas events that are going on in Weymouth. You can find out more about Weymouth Christmas on our dedicated page or on the We are Weymouth Facebook page.

The Christmas Festivities will start on Saturday 30th November with a day of activities across the town

The town centre is set to come alive on the 30th November. Plans have been unveiled for the Weymouth Christmas switch-on event with live music and entertainment planned throughout the Saturday and further acts planned for Sunday 1st December.

Known as the launch of Christmas shopping in Weymouth, you can enjoy the festive fun outside Debenhams in New Bond Street Square or St Mary Street. The switch-on will take place at 16:45 and the day will be headlined by Black Magic: The Little Mix Show. So, mark a date in your diary and start getting festive! View Full Line-up.

Christmas Events in Weymouth

Visit the 2nd Annual Weymouth Christmas in the Square on the South Harbourside

Pilgrim House Trust, Weymouth BID and #WeySoHo are proud to be bringing the Weymouth Christmas in the Square event back to you again this year. In the heart of Old Weymouth, Hope Sqaure and Brewers Quay we are hosting a weekend of fun and festivities. Browse the pop-up market full of local produce and great gift ideas. There will be family fun & entertainment in abundance with festive kids activities and a visit from Santa! You’ll find us in our stunning Hope Square setting, from 12 noon til 5 o’clock,  Saturday & Sunday 30th November / 1st December. Music and entertainment throughout!

Christmas in the Square

Giant Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre at Weymouth Pavilion

Visit the Weymouth Pavilion Christmas Craft Fayre on Sunday 8th December from 10am for lots of lovely ideas for christmas presents. Support your local crafts people, artisans and designers by buying local, handmade and unique things during the Small Business Saturday weekend. Free entry and lots of refreshments available in the Weymouth Pavilion cafe! Find out how you can park in Weymouth for free during this weekend.

Giant Crafts Fayre at Weymouth Pavilion

Meet Father Christmas himself at Weymouth Sealife

A festive experience awaits your family with a visit from Father Christmas at Weymouth Sealife.

The busy Elves will welcome and escort you through the Festive Forest to meet Santa, who is awaiting your arrival in his magically created Christmas Cabin, just like the grotto in Lapland! During their visit with Santa, each child will have time to talk about their Christmas present wishes and will receive a special Sea Life gift as a keepsake of their special meeting. Filled with excitement and an enchanting atmosphere, this year’s Santa’s Grotto in Weymouth Sealife is a very merry must.

Visit the Sealife website to find exact dates and times and to book your visit.

Santas Grotto in Weymouth


Cinderella – Christmas Pantomime at Weymouth Pavilion – Sat 14 December – Sat 4 January

Brought to you by Made to Measure Productions, the producers behind our record-breaking 2018/19 pantomime Dick Whittington, this timeless tale follows our heroine, the beautiful Cinderella, on a mission to make her dreams come true as she heads off to the Royal Ball to meet her very own Prince Charming in the Weymouth Pantomime 2019. But not everything will go quite to plan as her wicked Ugly Stepsisters have more than a few tricks up their sleeves to prevent poor Cinderella from getting her ‘Happy Ever After’! Call 01305 783225 to book tickets or you can book online.

Cinderella Weymouth

Follow six stunning story book settings in the Cinder Trail

This Christmas will be more magical than ever! Brought to you by We are Weymouth and Weymouth BID, a free, festive Cinder Trail will be take place in the town. Follow the trail of six magical story book settings, each on their own stage. These will draw adults and children alike around the town, following the fairy tales as they are brought to life! Download your map here.

Weymouth Cinderella Trail

Explore Weymouth in true Victorian style this Christmas!

Roll up, roll up! Weymouth Community Christmas Committee is hosting a Victorian Christmas Fayre by Swannery Lake in Weymouth on 14th and 15th December. This free event will blend  the past with the present in a beautiful lakeside setting. The fun starts at 10am and finishes at 9pm on Saturday 14th and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 15th. So come to Weymouth’s Victorian Christmas Fayre and take a steam train ride back in time to the magic of Past!

Weymouth Victorian Christmas Market

Chase the Pudding Race for The Will Mackaness Trust

This year, the Chase The Pudding race in Weymouth is bigger than ever – and we need your support!

On Saturday 16th December, you can participate in a hilarious Chase The Pudding Christmas Race along Weymouth Beach for your chance to win a cash prize! All fees go towards the running of the event, and sponsorship is encouraged to raise money for the organising charity. Take part in the race for the Will Mackaness Trust

Take part in the Christmas Day Harbour Swim, one of the longest running Weymouth Christmas Events

Christmas Day Harbour Swim Weymouth

Every year thousands of people line Weymouth Harbour on Christmas Day to witness the annual Weymouth and Portland Lions Club event which has become a landmark event for the town.  Up to 500 swimmers take the plunge each year,  raising thousands of pounds for a whole host of national and local charities. Are you brave enough to take part in the Christmas Day Harbour Swim?

For more information about Christmas in Weymouth visit our dedicated page! You can find a full list of upcoming Weymouth Christmas Events. Follow We are Weymouth on Facebook for live updates.