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Swanage Christmas Markets 2016

Date: 24th November 2016
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Swanage has a few choices for Christmas Markets 2016, from the Rotary Club to the Railway, there will be something for everyone

Swanage Bay View is the perfect base for exploring the area’s Christmas Markets this year, with something for all ages you will find the perfect Swanage Christmas Market for everyone in your family.

Swanage Rotary Club Christmas Street Markets 2016

When: 3rd Dec

This one day Christmas Market in Swanage will have everything you could need for the festive season, with unusual gifts to browse, a lot of handmade delicate ornaments, fancy jewellery, beautiful clothing and so much more you will find something for that special someone in your life. There will be music playing on the main stage all day, mouth watering food stalls where you can purchase traditional mince pies, burgers, meats and cheeses ( I do love cheese), and then you can meet the jolly man himself and visit Santa’s Grotto! A wonderful Christmas Market with a fantastic festive atmosphere.

Victorian Carol Train & Christmas Belle

When: 9th – 24th Dec

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere on a cosy train ride, the Victorian Carol Train offers plenty of carol singing in fantastic period costume, where both guests and staff are dressed to the nines and a prize for the best costume is up for grabs! For one day only, on the 9th December, the Victorian Carol Train journey is the place to be in Swanage for fancy dress, mince pies, drinks and plenty of carol singing! The Christmas Belle will take place between 9th and 24th December, make sure to book before to avoid disappointment as this is a hugely popular event in Swanage. The one hour journey aboard the luxurious Pullman Observation, will travel through the beautiful Isle of the Purbeck countryside, indulging in champagne, canapés, a personal Christmas card and gift, you can sit back and soak up the festive atmosphere in comfy seating and gorgeous scenery.

Meet Santa on his Special Train

When: 26th Nov – 24th Dec

A wonderful event for children of all ages! Meeting Santa Claus is the highlight of any child’s Christmas season, and when it’s on a train it’s even more magical! Children get a wrapped (and age appropriate) present from Father Christmas, Santa’s helpers will serve refreshments, with a festive drink and a mince pie, there will also be extra entertainment in each carriage to add to the seasonal atmosphere! Make sure to book if you are planning on meeting the big man for Christmas Eve, this is a hugely popular event and can book up quickly!

Swanage has lots to offer this Christmas, from meeting Santa (on a train!) to fantastic Christmas Market shopping, you will have a blast!

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Our Festive Giveaway

Get into the festive spirit by entering our Christmas Tree Decorating Competition in order to stand a chance of winning a £30 Love2Shop Voucher! All you have to do is submit a picture of your beautifully decorated tree to the Darwin Escapes Facebook account in order to stand a chance of winning the competition. Read more about how to enter by clicking the button below:

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve reopened our holiday resorts in England. Our resorts in Wales are planned to reopen to holiday home owners on 11th July and to holiday guests on 13th July. Find out more.