Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:25

50 photos from Bournemouth's Big Christmas Switch-On

Thousands of people flocked to see the big switch on of the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland, where 100 Christmas Trees of all shapes and sizes came to life, including the 60ft Bournemouth Wonderland Tree centrepiece.

We enjoyed a performance from Funky Little Choir followed by panto stars David Ball and Olivia Birchenough who will play Dame Nursie and Princess Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty at Bournemouth Pavilion this year.  The deputy mayor, Cllr Lawrence Williams and deputy mayoress, Elaine Williams, along with Stacey Poole from ITV Meridian, and Father Christmas joined them on stage for the big switch on. Fireworks on the beach accompanied the many hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights.

The massive Wonderland Tree is a unique walk-through structure, situated in Bournemouth Gardens, that does regular sound and light shows with music. Over 500,000 lights make up the attraction. Visitors saw the tree’s spectacular light shows, set to a mix from Wave 105. You can capture the shows from 5pm, and then every half an hour until 8.30pm, every night except Christmas Day.

  •  Christmas 2018 Highlights in Bournemouth

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