Weymouth's Big Christmas Gets Even Bigger

Santa at Weymouth's BIG Christmas

Published at 10:21am 30th November 2016.

There are some new additions to the festivities that start this Saturday with the Lighting Up Ceremony.

Weymouth’s Big Christmas event just got even bigger.

There are some new additions to the festivities that start this Saturday with the Lighting Up Ceremony.

The Real Skate Rink will have an Apres Skate Cabin where visitors can enjoy mulled wine and cider.

And we’re being urged to pucker up and take a selfie underneath the Mistletoe arch and upload to the Weymouth Big Christmas Facebook page for a chance to win and iPAD Air 2.

This year Weymouth’s Christmas Lighting-up Ceremony will be on Saturday 3rd December which links into the national retail initiative of Small Business Saturday. Enjoy the entertainment from 2pm including ice skating displays, Santa’s Parade, entertainment on the main stage, snippets from this year’s pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk and more.

The BIG Christmas light switch-on will take place at 6pm where the additional Christmas lights won by Weymouth BID will also be turned on by the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland and the Panto cast.   Make the most of the FREE parking from 12pm in town centre council run car parks too!

Don’t miss the special £5 FRIDAY offer on 2nd December. Be the first to step on the REAL ice and pay only five pounds for a 45-minute skate session. Located in New Bond Street the Ice Rink will be open every day (except Christmas Day) from the 2nd December-2nd January 2017.

This year Weymouth’s BIG Christmas will also have its own Snapchat Geofilter too. Simply select the filter in Snapchat and share the BIG Christmas festive spirit.

Following the arrival of Santa on 3rd December, he will take up residency in his grotto in Cineworld where you can find him every December weekend and three days leading up to Christmas Day. Be greeted by his friendly elves and meet Santa in his cosy lounge grotto. Tickets available online now.

Weymouth BID has worked with the local authority to arrange FREE PARKING from 3pm every day in the town centre council run car parks from Sunday 4th – Saturday 31st December. Revel in the Christmas spirit and make a day of it - meet Santa, skate on the rink, Shop by the Sea in Weymouth’s range of high street and boutique stores, enjoy Weymouth in winter then relax in one of the town’s cafes, bars or restaurants.

Don’t miss the Nativity and entertainment that will be in the town centre on Saturday the 17th too!

Weymouth’s BIG Christmas is proudly supported by Gold Sponsor Dorset Lettings and Silver Sponsors Pengillys Solicitors, Tristan G Murless Ltd Electrical Contractors and Resort Marketing.  

For more information and to book rink & grotto tickets online NOW visit www.weareweymouth.co.uk/Christmas

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