Weymouth is proud to host over 200 events throughout the year, embracing the area’s rich diversity of facilities, parks and open spaces. From family festivals, picnics in the park, sporting challenges to art and craft shows, there is always something to do. Take a look through the Calendar which is sure to excite, entertain and create memories.
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Elf World Record Attempt & Christmas Lights Switch On
26 November @ 10:00 am
Weymouth is once again hosting its Elf Extravaganza for the 2022 lights switch on!
Weymouth will be filled with elf-themed festivities from hat-making and gingerbread decorating. Not forgetting Weymouth’s Elf World Record attempt for the most elves gathered in one place – don your elf fancy dress and come along to be counted.
With a main stage of entertainment throughout the afternoon, street performers and a host of shops and eateries all joining in the fun, it’s the perfect festive family day out.
At 5pm the town’s Christmas lights will officially be switched on from the main stage in New Bond Street, shops will offer late night shopping and you can get into the festive spirit and experience Weymouth’s wide variety of pubs and clubs.
There are various events throughout the day:
Movie Screening – Arthur Christmas – 10am, Cineworld
Street Entertainers – 12 noon – 3pm, throughout the town centre
Craft Workshops – 10am – 4pm, throughout the town centre
Elf Letter Writing Workshops – 10am – 4pm, Cineworld
Stage Entertainment – 1pm – 8pm, New Bond Street
Elf Work Record Attempt – 3pm – 5pm, New Bond Street
Christmas Lights Switch On – 5pm, New Bond Street
Late Night Shopping – until 8pm, Town Centre
Adult’s Elf Party – 7pm – 4am, The Closet
Throughout the Year
Weekly Saturday morning 5k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Junior Park Run
Weekly Sunday morning 2k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Weymouth Libraries – Join regular fun events for the whole family at libraries in Weymouth, including story times, rhyme times, chatterbooks and more. More information on the town’s libraries can be found here.
Radipole and Lodmoor RSPB Reserves – Walks and family fun days are held throughout the year.
Weymouth Football Club – catch up on all the big matches here.
All events are subject to change / cancellation due to weather / operational constraints.