Chase The Pudding 2023

Join the holiday cheer on December 17th by signing up for Chase the Pudding 2023, Weymouth’s jolly 5km fun run! Don your Santa Suit and race from the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach to Greenhill and back. And for the little ones, there’s Chase the Elf, a festive 2km dash from the Pavilion to the Pier Bandstand and back.

How to Join: Sign up now for this festive fun run, lace up your running shoes, and be part of the merriment! Chase the Pudding or the Elf—it’s your ticket to holiday joy.

Spread the Cheer: Run alongside fellow Santas, share smiles, and enjoy the festive spirit. It’s not just a run; it’s a celebration of community and the magic of the season.

Post-Run Festivities: After the run, indulge in post-run festivities to celebrate your achievement. Sip hot cocoa, make new friends, and soak in the holiday atmosphere.

Save the Date: Mark December 17th on your calendar and make memories that last a lifetime at Chase the Pudding 2023. Sign up now and let the festive fun begin!

Christmas Light Switch On & Elf Extravaganza

Weymouth is gearing up to usher in the festive season with its much-loved Elf Extravaganza, a magical event that marks the official switch-on of the 2023 Christmas lights. Brace yourselves for a day filled with elf-themed festivities that promise fun for the whole family.

Elf-Centric Activities: Prepare for a day of whimsy with hat-making workshops and gingerbread decorating sessions that will transport you to an elfin wonderland. Whether you’re a crafting enthusiast or just looking for some holiday cheer, there’s something for everyone.

Elf Parade Magic: Witness the streets of Weymouth come alive with the Elf Parade, where elves will be spreading joy through song and festive spirit. This is your chance to be a part of something special, so dust off your elf costume and join the lively procession through town.

Entertainment Extravaganza: The main stage will be a hub of entertainment throughout the afternoon, showcasing local talents and festive performances that capture the heart of the season. Street performers will add an extra layer of enchantment to the festivities, ensuring that there’s never a dull moment.

Shop, Eat, and Make Merry: Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as shops and eateries throughout Weymouth join in the celebration. Find the perfect festive gifts and savor delectable treats as you explore the town adorned with twinkling lights and seasonal decorations.

Grand Illumination Moment: The highlight of the day arrives at 5 pm, as the town’s Christmas lights officially come to life on the main stage in New Bond Street. Gather with fellow revelers to witness the breathtaking spectacle and kickstart the holiday season with a burst of festive radiance.

Festive Nightlife Extravaganza: Extend the joy into the evening by experiencing Weymouth’s vibrant pubs and clubs. Let the holiday spirit continue as you celebrate with friends and family, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t miss out on the Elf Extravaganza – a perfect blend of enchantment, entertainment, and community spirit. Come together with the Weymouth community to celebrate the magic of the season and create cherished memories at this year’s lights switch-on event.

Wyke Christmas Fayre

Wyke Christmas Fayre is back for another year in Wyke Square.

Air 107.2 will be attending providing you with all the best music to get you in the Christmas spirit!

With activates for the whole family it’ll be a great day out!.

Wessex Craft & food market

A fantastic variety of artisan crafts people making items such as cakes, wooden toys, jewellery, woven runners, knitted items, art, handmade soaps and many more. Entry is free and there is plenty of free parking too. Lots of potential gifts for the start of your Christmas shopping. Refreshments served throughout the day. This event is orgnaised by Hangers Heroes and all profit from this event will be going to local charities such as The front skate park, Dorset search and rescue, The Lantern trust and others. More info about Hangers Heroes and their beneficiaries can be found on the website.

Christmas Craft Fayre

Come and join us at our annual Christmas Craft Fayre. FREE entry – and with over 15 stalls to browse, there are plenty of gifts to choose from . The stalls support home crafters – supporting local.
There is a fantastic on the day raffle with lots of amazing hamper prizes.
Refreshments are available – soup and a roll, or cuppa and cake.
Please do come along and support this fantastic community event.

Salvation Army Band, Songsters & Timbrels Charity Concert

St. Nicholas Church

Delicious Home Made Cakes on Sale. Proceeds will be split between SSAFA Dorset, the Armed Forces charity, and St. Nicholas Church Repair Fund. Last year’s concert was very popular and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but to ensure a place, tickets can also be booked in advance by contacting Susana on 07944617553 or emailing [email protected]

Adults £10

Children £4

Under 5’s Free

(tea/coffee/squash included)

July Reclaim Festival

Live bands, DJs, art, clothing and more! The Second Reclaim Festival is kicking off this Friday, with FREE ENTRY.

Shop through a whole selection of preloved, vintage and retro clothing provided by local charity, Weldmar from 5pm. Followed by the Antix Music Network Showcase (7pm), featuring:

–              Patrick Clark

–              Olivia Sebis

–              Maelei

–              Ben Reidy

And closing down the night is the winner of Activate’s Street in the Park, Salad DnB performing from 9pm.

Reclaim – Friday 21st July @ The Nothe Fort From 5!


Reclaim Festival is a project based in Weymouth, Dorset, with the aim of re-empowering young people and providing a space to be creative and have fun. Taking place once a month over the summer of 2023, these free events will host live music, DJ sets, clothing market, and more – all planned and delivered by a group of young people from the local area, for young people.

Reclaim Festival has been funded by Dorset Council and Weymouth Town Council.

We are working in partnership with the Dorset Youth Association, Volunteer Centre Dorset, Weldmar Hospicecare, and Antix Music Network.

Haven Weymouth Bay – Recruitment Food & Beverage Open Day

Looking To Start A New Career?

Come and Meet us and find out more about our food and beverage brands team jobs at Weymouth Bay Holiday Park.

We are hosting two sessions one at 9.30am until 12.00pm and a 5.00pm until 7.30pm.

You can also register your interest on the Haven Weymouth Bay & Seaview Recruitment 2023 Facebook page.

Mill House Cider Museum presents an evening with Moonfleet – the band

An intimate evening filled with a mix of folk, traditional and rock music, Cider bar and charity raffle raising money for YFW Blood Bikes


Tickets Are £10 find out more on their website.

Wey Valley Academy Art Exhibition

To celebrate the success of Wey Valley Academy’s Art, Photography and Graphics GCSE students a summer exhibition will be held at the school to showcase student’s work. Friday 14th July 2023, 16:30 – 18:30. All welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be available.