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5 Reasons to Visit Wimborne at Christmas

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful town and really comes to life for Christmas with a range of events, beautiful Christmas lights and a unique shopping experience.


1. Beautiful Lights

Wimborne’s Christmas lights are the talk of the town. The understated white lighting around the town bring out the best in this historic market town in style. The lights switch-on is always on the last Saturday in November, and the lights come on from midday daily from then until twelfth night.


2. Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minsters’ founding stone was laid is 705 and the building comes into its own at Christmas. You haven’t heard choral singing until you’ve experienced it in this wonderful building that is the beating heart of the town.


Click here to find out more about the Minster


3. Christmas Events

From the Lights switch on to Christmas Eve, Wimborne hosts a range of events from carol services, to craft fairs, from parades to a wonderful son et lumiere light show on the walls of the Minster. Not forgetting the Christmas Alpine Bar which opens on the Square from in Mid-December.


Click here to find out more about our Christmas Events


4. Unique Shopping Experience

Wimborne is one of the few towns left where you can get a personal shopping experience, making your Christmas gifts that much more special. As well as the big high street names you expect, you’ll discover a world of unique shops with knowledgeable, helpful staff to help you pick out the perfect gifts, decorations and special treats.


5. Food and Drink

Wimborne Minster is bursting with wonderful eateries, restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, each with something special to offer. There’s something for every pocket. You won’t need to look any further for your Christmas day lunch either. Our award winning butcher, greengrocer, bakers and delis will provide everything you need for a truly wonderful Christmas.





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