check out all the Christmas markets in Dorset this year

Enjoy the festive season in southwest England this year.

Dorset is known for the Jurassic Coast, it’s historic towns and now for its Christmas markets in 2021! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by exploring a range of different Christmas markets that are around the Dorset area. We have put together a list of all the best Christmas markets in Dorset this year, have a read and see which your favourite are.


Bournemouth Christmas Market

Where? The Square, 35-37 Bourne Ave, Bournemouth, BH2 5LY

When? 19th November 2021 – 2 January 2022

Time? 11am – 11pm

How Much? Free (book table for alpine lodge)

Other Info:

  • Alpine market and lodge, Christmas tree wonderland
  • Festive stalls for Christmas shopping
  • Mulled wine, mulled cider, steins of beer

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Littledown Christmas MarketYoung family on Christmas market. They are walking around and picking what to buy.

Where? Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX

When? 28th November 2021

Time? 11am – 4pm

How Much? 50p – £1

Other Info:

  • One of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Dorset
  • Free parking
  • Festive music, Christmas decorations, cards, gifts etc.

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Shire Hall Christmas Market

Where? Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UY

When? 11th – 12th December 2021

Time? 10am – 4pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 20 businesses showcasing their creations
  • Stalls will be spread across the Grade I listed building so you can explore
  • Food, drink, jewellery, photography and more on offer

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Symondsbury Christmas MarketCouple eating food purchased from a Christmas market

Where? Manor Yard, Mill Ln, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG

When? 4th & 5th December 2021

Time? 10am – 4.30pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Stalls inside the Tythe Barn and outside in the yard
  • Enjoy Christmas shopping at this fabulous event
  • Local foods, drinks and crafts available

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Step Into Christmas Sherborne

Where? Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA

When? 27th November 2021

Time? 10am – 4pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 50 stalls inside
  • Santa visits throughout the day
  • Seasonal café onsite serving light bites and hot drinks

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Swanage Christmas MarketMature couple look at gifts for sale on a Christmas market

Where? Station Road & Commercial Road, Swanage, BH19 1DQ

When? 4th December 2021

Time? 10am – 5pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Streets lined with various stalls
  • Perfect for Christmas shopping
  • Food, drink, crafts and more available

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Dorchester Christmas Cracker

Where? High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UW

When? 12th December 2021

Time? 11am – 4pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Stalls and entertainment for the whole family
  • High West Street will be closed to create the craft fair
  • Food, drink, homemade goods and Christmas presents

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Why not enjoy a full festive staycation in Dorset and stay at one of our luxury resorts?

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