Weymouth is once again hosting its Elf Extravaganza for the 2023 lights switch on!
Weymouth will be filled with elf-themed festivities from hat-making and gingerbread decorating. Not forgetting Weymouth’s Elf World Record Attempt for the most elves gathered in one place – don your elf fancy dress and come along to be counted.
With a main stage of entertainment throughout the afternoon, street performers and a host of shops and eateries all joining in the fun, it’s the perfect festive family day out.
At 6pm the town’s Christmas lights will officially be switched on from the main stage in New Bond Street, and you can get into the festive spirit and experience Weymouth’s wide variety of pubs and clubs.
The magical and mechanical returns to Weymouth over the weekend of the 1st – 3rd December. Bringing a touch of fantasy to Christmas celebrations there will be Steampunk events for all the family. Visitors can join in or observe with a Steampunk Fashion Show from local students, a Steampunk Christmas Market perfect for one of a kind Christmas gifts, a variety performance to entertain all ages and finally a promenade along seafront to take in the sea air.
Steampunk offers a unique take on the traditional Christmas and Weymouth is the first place to host a Steampunk Christmas Weekend – take a step into another world this Christmas.
Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to get into the festive spirit than following the nativity throughout the town. Over the weekend of 10th and 11th December, the Weymouth churches will come together to host scenes from the nativity story, a beautiful and interactive way to hear the Christmas story. This festive event will culminate with carols around the Christmas tree in Hope Square, supported by the Salvation Army Band.
The weekend of the 17th & 18th December is all about Santa! The letters written throughout the month will be collected by Father Christmas himself and taken off to the North Pole. Making a pit-stop in his grotto, children can come and tell Santa whether they’ve been naughty or nice! The weekend will finish with the world famous Pudding Run and Chase the Elf on Weymouth Beach, hundreds of Santas take part in this festive race, all to raise money for local charities.
As well as festivities on the themed weekends, there’s also events that run throughout December which are well worth adding to your calendar.