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Christmas in Weymouth 2021

In the run up to Christmas and the end of 2021, there’s a variety of events to keep everyone entertained!

Santa’s Post Office

If you could ask Santa for anything, what would it be?

Join the elves and write your letters to Santa Claus, before posting them in a magical post box straight to the North Pole!

Santa’s Post Office will be open at Brenda Dench House, Maiden Street, between 11am and 4pm on the remaining dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December

Visit We are Weymouth website for further information.

Light Up A Life Services

Weldmar Hospicecare is delighted to announce that local Light Up A Life services will return across Dorset this year, after not being able to go ahead last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Light up a Life is an opportunity to remember those closest to us – whether they were cared for by Weldmar, or not. When you dedicate a light, it will be placed on a tree in your chosen location and will shine bright until the 12th night.

Your loved one’s name will be included in their 2021 Book of Remembrance and you will also receive a wooden star to keep at home, or to hang on the tree at the service.

This year, after careful consideration, they are delighted to be able to hold physical services at seven locations across Dorset in December. For further information please visit the Weldmar website.

Chase the Pudding

Santas, elves, a pantomime dame and many other fabulous festive characters will gather on Weymouth Beach (Pavilion end) to take part in the annual Chase the Pudding race on Sunday 19th December.

Registration is from 9.30am in the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room followed by a warm up at 10.45am on Weymouth Beach, with the race starting at 11am.

Everybody is invited to come along to cheer and support this exciting Christmas event on Weymouth seafront.

The Chase the Pudding race is approximately 5km and is from the Pavilion end of the beach to the groyne at Greenhill and back again.

The Chase the Elf race for under 14s will start five minutes after the Chase the Pudding and is a 2km race to the Pier Bandstand and back.

All race entry fees and event sponsorship will go to the Will Mackaness Trust.   

Christmas Day Swim

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are pleased to announce the return of the Annual Christmas Day Harbour Swim. More details on how to enter will be available via the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club website and their harbour swim Facebook page.