Visit Bournemouth’s ice rink in the Lower Gardens. Opens from November 15 till January 6. Individual tickets are £9-£11 and family tickets are £36.
From November 24 at Upton Country Park, you can see real reindeer, friendly elves and maybe even get a gift from Santa himself. Prices from £7.95.
You can attend a one-man show adaptation of A Christmas Carol, featuring Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson on Friday, November 23 at the Shelley Theatre. Tickets cost £14.
There is an outdoor classic Christmas film screening at the Sainsbury plaza in Poole on Thursday, December 6. The film is yet to be confirmed but there will be two showings at 4.30pm and 6.30pm Food and drink available on location and best of all entry is free.
Go on a boat cruise around Poole Harbour with Santa in December, courtesy of City Cruises Poole. Included are magic tricks, balloon modelling and Christmas carols. Tickets £16.50.
Participate in Poole Hospital’s Elf Dash on Sunday December 9 to raise money for the trust at Poole Park Registration. Don festive fancy dress and run, jog or walk at 11.30am. Prices from £5.
Participate in the biggest conservation volunteering event at Pull a Pine at RSPB Arne on December 1 from 11am to 3pm. £5 for RSPB members and £15 for visitors.
Visit Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House on selected dates between November 23 and December 24 to view the festive installations. Adults pay £14.50, children £8.