Lighting Up Lives this Christmas

Who will your Light Shine for?

Shine a light on someone special this Christmas.

Our Christmas ‘Lighting Up Lives’ is back, over the last two years this magical event, lighting up the iconic Swanage Pier, has made it possible for hundreds of people to fondly remember loved ones and celebrate those around them.

A beautiful way to pay tribute to those who meant, and still mean so much to us.

‘It was amazing to see our beautiful Pier lit up. The reflection of the lights in the water was superb. It is comforting to know one of the lights is a dedication to someone we love.’


Dedicate a Light

You are invited to dedicate a light to someone or a group of people you want to show your appreciation for. With a suggested donation of £12.00, you can dedicate a light to celebrate, commemorate, show thanks, remember loved ones or to wish someone a special Christmas. Your light will shine brightly as part of a beautiful display up Swanage Pier and your dedication will feature on our online ‘shine a light’ page.

Make your dedication today and your light will shine brightly along the Pier as part of a stunning installation on Swanage Pier from Friday 8th December – Wednesday 3rd 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 the details of your dedication.

All donations go towards the ongoing maintenance of the Pier.

Lighting up Lives – ‘The Switch On’

Join us on Friday 8th December from 5.30pm for the first night of the Pier illuminations. Enjoy music from local groups Kelp! and the Allsort'd Choir, be entertained by Christmas characters and watch the lights being switched on at 6.00pm by our 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.

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

Dedication Form


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

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