Dorset’s Largest Elf Party

Weymouth is once again hosting its Elf Extravaganza for the 2024 lights switch on!

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.

What to expect

Streets filled with elf-themed festivities from hat-making and gingerbread decorating to Dorset's largest Elf Parade; when the streets are filled with the sound of elves singing throughout the streets, and who knows, maybe smashing a record whilst we're at it - so don your elf fancy dress and come along for the fun.

At 5pm 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.

Elf Parade 11:30am

🎅Dust off those tights, get out those elf hats and make sure your cheeks are rosy! We want to gather as many elves as possible in one place then parade through the town toward the Christmas tree in New Bond street ready for the entertainment, light switch on. Please try to gather before the parade commences at 11:30am (starting point outside the Range)

Elf Workshops 10-4pm

🎁Throughout Town Centre.
Take part in letters to Santa, elf hat making, gingerbread decorating and bauble decorating workshops in various businesses around the town.
- Magpies Nest
- Palm House
- The Range
- The Library
- Cineworld (Letters to Santa)

Street Entertainers 10-4pm

✨Throughout the Town Centre Watch on as street entertainers perform in various locations throughout the town centre. With the return of Stilt-walkers, musicians and more, enjoy a mulled wine or mincepie and enjoy all Weymouth has to offer.

Stage Performers 12-6pm

🎄New Bond Street Enjoy entertainment from a number of local groups and bands performing for your enjoyment throughout the day and into the evening, including legendary local band 'The LEGGOMEN' .

Light Switch On 5pm

🌟Kick off your Christmas festivities right here in Weymouth. with the tree-lighting ceremony at 5pm, musicians spreading cheer, and children’s laughter echoing through the streets. It’s the kind of moment that warms your heart and reminds you why this season is so special.

Christmas Shopping 9-6pm

🛍️ Discover Unique Treasures: As you wander through Weymouth’s charming streets, stumble upon hidden gems in over 180 independent shops. Purchase a handcrafted ornament that catches the light or a quirky gift that’ll make your loved ones smile. Shopping local during Christmas—it’s like giving a little piece of Weymouth wrapped in paper and ribbon.

Christmas Window displays

🌟 Festive Decorations Galore: Oh, the joy of twinkling lights, baubles, and garlands, windows tempting you in with Christmas goodies inside. Maybe you’ll find that perfect window display to inspire you with that touch of glitter, a string of fairy lights and wrapped presents transforming Weymouth into a magical window wonderland.

Don't forget to vote for the window which brings you the most joy this Christmas. The winning business will receive a PR package and you will be entered into a draw for a wonderful hamper.