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Christmas on Swanage Pier 

This year we are in full festive swing. We have live music, Christmas donkeys, be entertained by Christmas characters and a chance to visit the big man himself, there is something for everyone!

Santa’s Grotto

Father Christmas’s merry elves will greet you and you will be handed some special notepaper on which you can write your letter and post it in our magical post box, before meeting the big man himself!

All children receive a small gift.

December is Father Christmas’s busiest time of the year, so he is only available:-

Saturday 10th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
Sunday 11th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Wednesday 14th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30            
Friday 16th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Saturday 17th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
Sunday 18th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Monday 19th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Tuesday 20th 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Wednesday 21st 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Thursday 22nd 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    
Friday 23rd  11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30    

* You will need to choose a time slot to see Father Christmas on the day that you would like to visit. There are 5 family group slots (maximum of 4 children and 2 adult) available per half hour.

Tickets are £6.00 per child

(Children under 2 are free when accompanied by a paying child)


Along with visiting Father Christmas, we also have the following to enjoy…....

Saturday 10th December

  Time Time
Santa's Grotto (as above) 11.00-13.00 15:00-18:00
Local Vocals 12.00 14:00
Jack Frost Juggler & Interactive Christmas Tree From 15:00  
Karen Grant 15:30   

* More details below.

Christmas Entertainment from 15:00 with Juggling Jack Frost, dazzling everyone with his light juggling display along with meeting the interactive Christmas Tree!

Local Vocals – 12:00 & 14:00

Local Vocals are a fun and friendly harmony singing choir with branches all over Dorset. Their repertoire includes songs from around the world, pop, folk and jazz – anything with lovely harmonies to get your toes tapping.

Karen Grant – 15.30 

Local singer Karen Grant will be singing classic Christmas favourites to get you in the mood for the festive season.


Friday 16th December

  Time Time
Santa's Grotto (as above) 11.00-13.00 15:00-17:00
Mayday Singers 16:00  

* more details before

Christmastide Songs from the Mayday Singers at 16.00

Mayday singers are a chamber choir from Langton Matravers, who perform a wide range of different musical styles.


Saturday 17th December

  Time Time
Santa's Grotto (as above) 11.00-13.00 15:00-18:00
Christmas Donkeys 11.00 - 16:00  
Purbeck Ukulele Group 12:30  
Jack Frost Juggler  From 15:00  
Purbeck Youth Choir 15:30   
Kelp!  16:30  

* more details before

Christmas Donkeys from 11.00am - 16.00

Santa’s Christmas Donkeys will be on the Pier for you to come and meet, adding a little bit of festive magic.

Juggling Jack Frost from 15.00

Christmas entertainment with Juggling Jack Frost, dazzling everyone with his light juggling display.

Purbeck Ukulele Group – 12.30

Purbeck U3A Ukuleles are a group of joyous people of mixed abilities all wanting to play the ukulele.

Purbeck Youth Choir – 15.30

Purbeck Youth Choir, is a group of inspiring young people who love to sing.

Kelp! Shantyman – 16.30

Swanage’s premier sea shanty group, singing shanties to anyone who gets too close. Kelp! have been entertaining the people of Purbeck for several years, raising money for the RNLI and other charities.

Sunday 18th - Friday 23rd December 

  Time Time
Santa's Grotto (as above) 11.00-13.00 15:00-17:00

 

Come and join us for a great festive experience.


Swanage Pier Big Winter Raffle 

Fabulous Prizes Available :- 

  • Waverley Paddle Steamer Voucher - Family Ticket 
  • Swanage Pier 125th Anniversary print by Rebecca Lardner - Limited edition Print (unframed)

  • Framed photograph by Mark Bauer - Watching the sunrise on Swanage Pier

  • John's Toyland - £60.00 voucher

  • 1859 Café and Bistro

  • City Cruises Boat Trip - Poole Harbour & Islands Circular Cruise - Family Ticket

  • Corfe Bears - £40.00 voucher

  • Swanage Pier Plaque on the Pier

  • Pier Head Swanage - £50.00 voucher

  • Swanage Railway - Family Ticket

  • Beavers Restaurant - Cream Tea for Two

Funds raised will go towards the ongoing maintenance of Swanage Pier. 

Draw taking place on Tuesday 3rd January

One sale at the Pier gate or shop or  ONLINE 



November 

Park to Pier Walk 

Saturday 26th November - 10.30am 

Meeting at Durlston, you will firstly have the opportunity to learn more about the country park led by a Ranger. You will then be joined by a Swanage Pier Volunteer for a stroll from down to the Pier, on the way discovering the history, wildlife and geology of the bay.

Adult - £5.00
Child - £3.00
No booking required just turn up on the day.

Meeting at Durlston Country Park.