BCP advice on this year’s Christmas celebrations

The Christmas parties organized by the municipality will not be minimized despite the cost of living crisis.

Illuminations, ice rinks and festive markets will make their big comeback in the agglomeration this Christmas.

Although full details have yet to emerge, city leaders have insisted the events in Bournemouth and Poole will help boost morale during the festive season.

Councilor Beverley Dunlop, BCP Council’s portfolio holder for Tourism, Culture and Vibrant Places, said: “This year the rising cost of living is a real concern for everyone, which is why free events such as Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland – as well as our new Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival – are so important for everyone when times are tough.

Cllr Beverly Dunlop

This year has seen a range of household price increases, seeing families face costs of hundreds if not thousands of extra pounds a year.

Despite the current climate, the BCP Council is still pulling out all the stops to make this a successful holiday season.

Cllr Dunlop added: “The success of our free summer program which included Festival Coast Live! emphasizes the importance of offering these kinds of events, and we hope that our Christmas festivals will again bring all of our residents outside, celebrating the holiday season while enjoying all the free entertainment on offer, creating a real sense of community in our region.

“We work with partners to provide a range of support around the cost of living, and I would encourage anyone who is struggling to visit our Household Support Fund webpages at bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ householdsupportfund.”

A popular event set to return to Bournemouth is the popular Christmas Tree Wonderland – a path through the gardens with festival-themed illuminations and a 60ft walk through the tree.

Cllr Dunlop said: ‘The Bournemouth Christmas tree wonderland will once again delight residents and visitors to Bournemouth from 18 November with exciting new light installations as well as old favorites such as the famous 60 feet, the Alpine Market. , the ice rink and other festive delights.

The BCP Council also presents a Christmas Maritime Lights Festival in Poole. Lasting six weeks from November 19, the festival will feature maritime-themed illuminations on display from the bus station to Poole Quay.

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