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Christmas light trails Poole | Light trails near Poole

Christmas is almost here and what better way to get in the festive spirit than by visiting some of the amazing Christmas light trails near Poole. Poole and the surrounding areas of Dorset are being transformed into a winter wonderland in 2022 with a host of Christmas light trails to visit in the build-up to Christmas Day.

Check out the best and brightest Christmas light trails near Poole below...

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Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Where: All over Bournemouth, best address for sat-nav: Gervis Pl, Bournemouth BH1 2AF

About: Bournemouth’s free festive Christmas light trail is bringing festive joy to Poole and the Dorset in 2022. Lighting up Bournemouth with over 100 festive-themed illuminations, 60ft light tunnel, a giant tree of light, a waterfall, reindeer, and more Christmas decorations, this is a great place to get into the spirit of Xmas.

Starting at Lansdowne Precinct, this winter wonderland is under a 20-minute drive from Poole and boats an outstanding Christmas tree and light trail featuring over 100 trees and thousands of lights. The trail is free to explore however charges are incurred for some activities.

Dates: 18th November 2022 - 2nd January 2023

Price: Free but some activities require payment.

How to book: Find out more HERE.

Christmas Lights and Reindeer Experience

Christmas Lights and Reindeer Experience

Where: Nutley Farm, Winfrith Heath, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DT

About: Spend Christmas under the lights at Nutley Farm as you explore the farm's magical light trail at this brilliant festive farm. Take a trip through their 600m Christmas walkway featuring glittering archways, dazzling trees and mesmerising light installations. Nutley Farm have gone the extra mile to make this one of Dorset's best Christmas experiences with the inclusion of real Christmas reindeer.

This family-friendly event will captivate children's imaginations as they get in the Christmas spirit by challenging themselves at Nutley's elf hunt which has been improved for 2022. Parents can pay extra to book a session at their festive barn where kids can enjoy a meet-and-greet session with Santa.

Dates: 25th November to Friday 30th December 2022

Price: Parking: £5.00 per car, Adults: £9.75 per adult, Children: £5.50 per child 3 and over (2 and under are free)

How to book: Book tickets online HERE.

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Light Up Christmas at Kingston Lacy

Light Up Christmas at Kingston Lacy

Where: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne BH21 4EA

About: The National Trust property at Kingston Lacy is bringing Christmas to life in 2021 with their stunning Christmas light trail a must-visit festive activity. Watch and walk as the venue is transformed into a winter wonderland with their illuminated Christmas light trail taking you on a festive tour through the gardens of Kingston Lacy this Christmas. Pre-booking is essential and tickets are very popular so make sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.

Dates: 2nd-4th December & 7th December - 24th December 2022

Price: Prices vary for National Trust members and non-members.

How to book: Book tickets online HERE.

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Magical Light Garden - Upton Country Park

Where: Poole Rd, Upton, Poole BH17 7BJ

About: Christmas is returning at Poole's majestic Upton Country Park with dates announced for their festive winter wonderland. Their enchanted Christmas is set in 160 acres of beautiful frosty parkland, sea-breeze shores, and formal gardens as Upton Country Park comes to life with this enchanting Christmas light trail.

In year’s gone by the famous Walled Garden has been illuminated by dazzling Christmas lights, a giant Christmas tree, nativity scene and a woodland Santa’s grotto making Upton Country Park a Christmas wonderland. 

Dates: TBC

Price: TBC

How to book: TBC

Runton Road Christmas Lights

Where: Runton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1NX

About: Runton Road has been wowing residents of Poole with mesmerising Christmas lights for over 20 years, and this year the residents of Runton are once again putting on a magical Christmas light show. Runton Road residents light up their houses and gardens with magical Christmas lights for you to walk past and explore, making this one of the most easily accessible and uplifting Christmas light trail in Poole. Christmas lights are turned on between 5pm and 6pm and turned off at 10pm.

Dates: Throughout December 2022.

Price: Free

How to book: No requirement to book

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