Get into the Christmas spirit as one of the biggest events in Bridport's calendar returns - it's the Christmas Cheer! 

And it looks to be another fantastic year, with late night shopping, dazzling displays, lantern parade and, of course, a visit from Santa himself. 

To make sure you don't miss out, here's a timetable of everything that is happening tomorrow:


United Church

4pm - St Mary's and Bridport Primary

4.20pm - Sir John Colfox Academy

4.35pm - Sir John Colfox Academy and Burton Bradstock 

4.50pm - Burton Bradstock

5.05pm - Schools Recorder Group

Bucky Doo 

3.45pm - St Catherine's 

4pm - Powerstock

4.15pm - Symondsbury

4.30pm - Salwayash

4.45pm - Loders


Bucky Doo

5.15 – 6.15pm - St Swithuns Band

6.30 – 8.00pm - Pop Club

Bull Hotel, East Street 

6.00 – 6.25pm - Declan & Steve

6.30 – 6.55pm - Elfentale

7.00 – 7.25pm - Mitch Norman

7.30 – 8.00pm - Wyld Morris Musicians

Ropemakers, West Street

6.00 – 6.25pm - Shelby’s Elbow

6.30 – 6.55pm - Wyld Morris Musicians

7.00 – 7.25pm - Declan & Steve

7.30 – 8.00pm - Elfentale


The Electric Palace, South Street    

4.40 – 4.55pm - Kelci Dance Academy

5.00 – 5.15pm - Perfect Pirouettes

Outside Bridport Antiques, West Street  

6.00-6.20pm - Bridport Street Dance


5.30pm - Start of Lantern parade from Barrack Street to Borough Gardens.

6.00pm - Father Christmas arrives and Christmas Lights switch on by Town Mayor

6.10pm - Father Christmas Grotto opens

6.20pm - Winner of the Best Dressed Christmas window to be announced.


  • Late night shopping
    • 70+ stalls, including arts, crafts, local produce, food and charity stalls in the town hall, Art Centre        Electric Palace and along West, East and South Street
    • A free gift will be given to every child that visits Father Christmas in Santa’s Grotto, outside the Art      Centre (sponsored by Toymaster and Groves Nursery)
    • Fairground rides in South Street
    • Christmas tree festival running from December 4-16
    • The LSI and Alembic Canteen will be offering Christmas surprises
    • Bridport museum will be running a raffle, offering refreshments and mince pies, and demonstrating      how to make rope from 4pm – 7pm
    • Town businesses will be open offering seasonal refreshment

There will be free car parking all day on Wednesday in all council car parks. Throughout December in the afternoon there will be two hours free car parking in short stay car parks.