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Swanage Steam Railway
Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB 01929 425800 Saturday 1 December - Monday 24 December
Santa Specials
Meet Santa on his special train! During your one hour return journey, each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit and a mince pie and seasonal drink for adults. There will also be balloon modelling during your visit.
Santa Special trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.
Saturday 8 December - Monday 24 December
Christmas Belle
Soak up a traditional Christmas atmosphere on a trip on their luxurious Pullman Observation Car - Christmas Belle, in a specially decorated carriage with relaxing comfy chairs.
During your one-hour return journey, you will travel through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside while enjoying champagne and canapes, You will also receive a personalised Christmas card and gift.
Marine Theatre
Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3BS 01297 442394
Wednesday 5 December - Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm
Marine Players present a Christmas Carol
Four ghosts (be scared! Well, just a little) visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what life could be like. This show features a large talented cast of
all ages, with parties, carols, dancing
and happiness. Enjoy this simple but memorable story and look forward to Christmas with the Spirits of Christmas past, present and future and Tiny Tim whispering in your ear.
Saturday 15 December, 8pm
Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Noel James
The semi-finalist of Britain’s Got Talent headlines with Susan Murray and Riordhan DJ also performing with resident compere Tom Glover hosting.
Monday 17 December
Met Opera - La Traviata
New Met Music Director Yannick Nzet- Sguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons. Thursday 20 December
The Little Match Girl
Having delighted audiences in 2017, The Last Baguette return with this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show. The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music
and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale. Saturday 22 December, 7pm
It’s a Wonderful Life
Enjoy one of the season’s classic films. The film is complimentary, their gift to you. Mulled wine and mince pies are available for purchase.
Highcliffe Castle
Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LE 01425 278807
Wednesday 12 December - Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm
Swing Unlimited Big Band
A festive concert from Dorset’s premier Big Band. This toe-tapping Jazz concert will be performed in the Castle’s Great Hall, with the stunning jesse window as a backdrop. With a mix of jazz favourites and festive hits this concert is a perfect start to the season.
Wednesday 19 December, 7.30pm
La Nova Singers
La Nova Singers return to the Castle
for this festive concert in the Castle’s magnificent Great Hall.
La Nova Singers formed in 2004 and have become a highly acclaimed ensemble
of female singers and have become well known for their unique sound, clarity, diction and eclectic mix of music. Thursday 20 December, 7.30pm Another Christmas Carol
Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales his audience with this hitherto-unknown festive tale. In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is
the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the Yuletide celebrations! Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as Mr Dickens presents, for one night only, Another Christmas Carol!
Kingston Maurward
Dorchester DT2 8PY
01305 215000
Monday 10 December, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
A Ghost Story for Christmas
Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two
of the eeriest. Enjoy this wonderful festive evening of mulled wine and storytelling at its finest.
All profits are being donated to charity, RSPCA Taylor’s Rehoming Centre, Dorchester.
St Mary’s Church Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4Q 01308 897421 Saturday 1 December, 7.30pm Narthen - Hark Hark -
A Winter’s Light
Packed full of polyphonic a-capella carols and other gorgeous seasonal songs and tunes, this show reflects all aspects of the winter season, from the beautiful carols of north Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond, to the irreverent nature of certain aspects of Christmas and the winter season.
Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford
Nr Yeovil BA22 9UU
01935 410420
2, 9, 16, 22 & 23 December, 10am - 4pm Santa Specials
The Santa Specials are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. You start your visit with a train ride behind one of their steam locomotives, they have a choice of a heritage carriage or a brake van (with a real coal fire) to ride in. Their track is about a third of a mile long, so the train ride is full of fun for the children but not too long for them to get bored.
Bournemouth International Centre Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH 01202 055555
Saturday 8 December
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be hitting the BIC this December. Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond will be accompanying Jools Holland along with Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley. Don’t miss out seeing this musical master in concert.

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