It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

We Are Weymouth BID has begun its Christmas campaign in the town of Weymouth by introducing Christmas visuals to enhance the town centre during the festive period.  ​​Installed on vacant units, the graphics add festive charm to the town, with one property being completely transformed into Santa’s Post Office, where families can write and post letters to Santa in time for his Christmas collection.

We Are Weymouth BID aims to not only showcase the fantastic festivities in the town, but also highlight the commercial opportunities in the town with the available units, as well as improve the general look and feel of the high street.

Dawn Rondeau, We Are Weymouth (BID) Manager comments: “The way Weymouth looks has been altering for many years, and in particular with COVID, the rise of empty retail units has encouraged us to look at new ways of reimagining our town. Our plan was to create a warm and inviting town centre for the Christmas period with plans for longer term improvements and inward investment.

As we emerged from COVID, The Business Improvement District (BID) wanted to adopt a fresh approach to Weymouth breathing new life back into the town and its streets, through graphic wrapping some of our higher profile business premises whilst delivering new and engaging events; showcasing the town to possible investors, whilst increasing revenue.

We think there are many new opportunities to change the way Weymouth looks and works for the benefit of the businesses and community and look forward to bringing improvements to revitalise Weymouth’s economy.”

27th November – Have your-elf a Merry little Christmas!

On 27th November we celebrate the official start of the Christmas season with the light’s illumination in Weymouth Town Centre. We are celebrating with street entertainment, as well as an Elf World Record Attempt!  To beat the world record, we need 2,000 ‘elves’ to join us in the Town Centre.  Along with elves, there will be Santa’s sleigh, street performers, an elf post office with direct link to the North Pole and much more.

Steampunk Victorian Christmas 4th Dec: Be a part of something unique this Christmas and come to Weymouth to enjoy the best of Steampunk in conjunction with the Ministry of Steampunk; with a curated market – selection of inside and outdoor Steampunk traders at Nothe Fort, an Exhibition Hall with the latest Steampunk creations from Tinker’s workshop, a festive sing along, plus tours around the Fort. Extend your stay by taking a wander into the town for lunch or afternoon tea; pick up some Christmas goodies and take part in the newly created Steampunk trail. In the evening you are welcome to dress up in your finest Steampunk attire and attend the Steampunk Ball at the Royal Hotel, or wander into town and enjoy bars, clubs, and restaurants. 

5th Dec:  Wrap up warm, put on your finest outfits and join us for a Steampunk Promenade through Weymouth. Starting from the Jubilee Clock Tower at 11am, enjoy a leisurely promenade along the seafront, St Mary’s Street and St Alban Street ending at Alexandra Gardens, where you are free to enjoy the curated market and, of course, the fantastic gallopers and other classic amusements and fairground style rides plus return to shop in those businesses whom you have passed on your promenade. If you have time, take in the exhibits across the town and the steampunk trail.

Nativity Trail – 11th December

Pull out all the stops and join Weymouth’s church community in celebrating a traditional Christmas, with nativity activities in churches across the town (1:30-3:30) and a Nativity sticker trail culminating in a festive carol concert at 4pm held in Hope Square led by the Salvation Army. On route visit our local cafes, pubs and wine bars and reserve your afternoon tea, perhaps drink a mulled wine, or taste your first mince pie. 

Santa Pudding Run – 19th December

The famous Santa Pudding Run is back!  The best thing YULE see this Christmas. Weymouth fills with Santa’s of all shapes and sizes taking on the challenge of a 5k run chasing a Christmas pudding along the beach.  Festive fun for all. 

After the weekend of activities, it’s time for Santa to head to the elf post office and collect the letters to take with him to the North Pole for those all-important Christmas presents on Christmas morning.