Comforting atmosphere in Bournemouth

If you are studying with us this winter, you will get to experience the warm, comforting atmosphere of Bournemouth in the winter.  With a huge variety of fantastic festivities, there is something for everyone, the young and the young at heart.

So the sun has retired its hat for the year and its getting colder, but that doesn’t stop Bournemouth from providing plenty of entertainment through the colder seasons.

Now is the time you can experience a real holiday time atmosphere in Bournemouth.  The leaves are falling off the trees and with their change of colours they are providing a crisp, colourful blanket on the ground, making the gardens an extraordinarily pretty sight.  A walk in the Bournemouth gardens is a real treat in the Autumn.

It is also fireworks season, with many places in Bournemouth and Poole offering firework displays.  Both Bournemouth and Poole show free displays and there are many more free activities on offer through the autumn and winter months for international students to enjoy.

So what is coming up in Bournemouth?

The German Christmas market is a big hit each year.

“Pardon?” I hear you say.  “I thought I was studying in England?”

You are correct!  However, German markets have really grown in popularity across the UK in the last decade.  Cities and towns all over the UK attempt to bring you a taste of the European festive spirit and Bournemouth exhibits one of the best around.



What will it look like?

The “Weihnachtsmarkt” which translates as “Christmas Market” features Alpine Chalet stalls, decorated with snow and twinkly fairy lights to light up those dark nights in the run up to Christmas.

The traditional Alpine Chalets sell seasonal handmade gifts, crafts and food gifts from around the world.   You can shop for original gifts and unique decorations to delight your friends and family.

The Town Square will be buzzing with entertainment, from music bands, choirs and soloists to street artists, musicians and fire shows.  It’s a great way to get involved in the festivities.  Grab a bite to eat from the Bratwurst House, snack on roasted chestnuts and wash it down with some Gluhwein (mulled wine – over 18’s only) or a hot chocolate and marshmallows.

If you like to sing along you can join in with Carol Singing and Christmas Karaoke; a great way to improve your English!

When is it on?

The German Christmas Market will be held in Bournemouth Square from 12th November 2015 until 3rd January 2016.  It is open every day from 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10 – 4pm on Sundays.

Open every day except for Christmas Day itself, 25th December.

More entertainment in Bournemouth to come in the next blog…