Monday, 18 November 2019 12:53

Take a Magical Christmas Lights Tour Around Bournemouth

Yellow Buses is helping tens of thousands of people enjoy the magical spectacle of one of Britain top Christmas attractions.

The locally-owned Bournemouth bus company is running open topper tours of the festive illuminations across the town in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.

Yellow Buses’ open-top festive-themed bus, the Magical Christmas Lights Tour, will be running throughout the holiday season, giving passengers the best seat in town to view the fantastic illuminations in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. The non-stopping service departs from Yellows’ Travel Shop in Bournemouth Square on various dates between November 23 and December 30 and travels to see the lights in Bournemouth, Westbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe, Pokesdown, through to Southbourne Crossroads and back again. There is even time for a short pit stop at the Marsham Court Hotel for a festive drink and snack before the tour finishes back in Bournemouth Square.

The second year of the free Christmas Tree Wonderland is set to be bigger than ever and includes more than 100 trees and half a million lights. The centrepiece is a 60-foot, walk-through tree of light with 30,000 LED lights which has regular light and audio shows. There are also replica trees from six cities around the world on the Christmas Tree Trail which runs from Pier Approach through the Lower Gardens to the Square. Other attractions include an outdoor skating rink, an Alpine lodge bar, an Alpine market, live music, the Bournemouth big wheel, smugglers golf and a golden reindeer.

Managing Director David Squire said: “Christmas Tree Wonderland is a brilliant attraction, one of the best in Britain, and is fast becoming an annual favourite for visitors from all over the country. We are proud to be associated with such an excellent and high-profile event which is not only giving Bournemouth’s off-season economy an incredible boost but is showing off the town at its best to the watching world. This is the second year of at least four we are the exclusive transport provider for the attraction and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Christmas Tree Wonderland. The launch event was once again superb, despite the weather, and we had such a lot of fun looking at the magical illuminations and following the trail through the gardens.”


Booking in advance is recommended as the service is once again sure to be popular this year. Advance tickets are £10 (adults), £8 (children), £8 (concessions) and £35 (group, up to five people travelling together) if booked in advance and £14 (adults), £10 (children), £10 (concessions) and £40 (group) if bought on the bus.

Departure times on operational days are Monday to Saturday at 6pm and 7.30pm and Sunday at 7pm.

More details on 01202 636110 or at the Travel Shop in Bournemouth Square.

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