Get ready for Weymouth's Victorian Christmas Fayre 

Get ready for Weymouth's Victorian Christmas Fayre 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:15am 8th December 2019.

Take a trip back in time this Christmas at Weymouth's Victorian Christmas Fayre.

The Palm House Café at Swannery Lake is bringing a Victorian flair back to Christmas in Weymouth this year.

The Weymouth Victorian Show Night, which once featured the Christmas lights turn on, hasn't run in the town for a number of years.

This year, the new Weymouth Community Christmas Committee wanted to bring some more festive spirit to the town.

vicotiran Christmas fayre flyer

Nigel Simms-Duff, manager of the Palm House Café and chair of the committee said:

"The idea was to blend in the Victorian show night, which was popular in the past, with the features of the present Christmas time.

"Over previous years in Weymouth, there's not been a lot going on at Christmas.

"I understand that the victorian show night was a really popular event so we wanted to recreate a little bit of that on a small scale."

Event details

The fayre is on 14th and 15th December and includes:

  • Craft stores
  • Live stage with entertainment
  • Fair ground ride
  • Mini steam strain running alongside the Palm House
  • Santa's workshop inside the cafe
  • Victorian Gin bar