Lighting Up Lives

Shine a light on someone special or a group of people this Christmas

Lighting up Lives is a magical event combining digital tributes and a beautiful display of lights up Swanage Pier.

In 2021, the inaugural year, the stunning display on the iconic Swanage Pier made it possible for hundreds of people to fondly remember loved ones and celebrate those around them. This year ‘Lighting up Lives’ is back with a special lighting up ceremony and a display that promises to be bigger, brighter and better than ever.

Dedicate a Light

You are invited to dedicate a light to someone special or a group of people you want to show your appreciation to. With a suggested sponsorship of £12.00, you can dedicate a light to celebrate, commemorate, show thanks, remember loved ones or to simply wish someone a Happy Christmas.

Make your dedication today and your light will shine brightly along the railings as part of a stunning installation on Swanage Pier from Friday 9th December – Thursday 5th January. Your tribute will feature on the online ‘Lighting Up Lives’ page and you will receive an electronic copy of your certificate

Complete the dedication form below with your details of your dedication and you will then be redirected to the donation page.

All proceeds raised go towards the ongoing maintenance of Swanage Pier.

Keep am eye out on our website and social media for late night opening of the Pier.

Terms and Conditions 

Lighting up Lives – ‘The Switch On’

Join us on Friday 9th December from 5.00pm for the first night of the Pier illuminations. Enjoy music from local bands Galaxy Thief and Kelp! Be entertained by Christmas characters and watch the lights being switched on by a special guest. Complete your visit with something festive from the 1859 café and bistro and a browse around the shop for that perfect gift. Bring your family and friends along for a very special evening here on Swanage Pier.

Normal Pier admission applies

Click here for more information on what is happening on the Pier this Christmas.

Dedication Form

First Name
Last name
Email address
Phone number
Who is the message or dedication for? (this is the text which will be printed at the top of your certificate)
Dedication Message (max 250 characters)
Who is the message or dedication from? (This is the text that will be printed at the bottom of your certificate)

Please Note: Please only purchase one dedication per order. If you wish to purchase multiple dedications, then please do so on separate orders. Thank you for your understanding.