Wednesday, 09 November 2022 11:22

Celeb to turn on Westbourne's Christmas Lights

Celeb to turn on Westbourne's Christmas Lights

TV celeb Debra Stephenson will turn on the Christmas lights in Westbourne – which is gearing up for a month of seasonal festivities.

The Westbourne Christmas Festival is expected to attract hundreds on every Saturday in December.

It is being run by Westbourne Business Association in partnership with Bournemouth Coastal BID and local traders and businesses are renowned for making the place look fun and festive.

There will be story-telling and live music while the shops – many independent - will offer a variety of wares.

Bars, pubs, cafes and coffee shops will be open to welcome the visitors who can also take advantage of late night shopping on Thursdays.

Fiona McArthur from the award-winning Bournemouth Coastal BID said: “This festival in Westbourne is one of many things we will be supporting across our areas in the run-up to Christmas. Every Saturday in December there will be story telling at 10.30am and live music all afternoon. The Thursday late night shopping is sponsored by Midas Prosecco – a locally-owned prosecco company - and there will be free popcorn and pizza. Traders will be collecting food and clothing for Hope for Food and all donations are welcome. On Saturday 3rd December we have Debra Stephenson turning on the lights and we’re very grateful to her. The former Coronation Street actor and Loose Woman star will be joined by the mayor and mayoress of Bournemouth at 4.30pm for the big switch-on.”

There will also be a £100 prize draw every week - visit