🗓️ Friday 8th December 2023 – Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Watch Swanage Pier be lit up for the season and enjoy festive, family-friendly entertainment whilst remembering loved ones this Christmas.
Festive lights can be dedicated to a special person or group of people as a way of thanking or remembering them, or simply to wish them a Merry Christmas.
Dedications come with an electronic certificate and tributes will be featured on the Shine a Light page of Swanage Pier’s website.
The lights will be switched on at a special ceremony on Friday 8th December and will remain on throughout the festive period, giving a colourful Christmas sparkle to the bay.
- Normal pier admission applies
- Suggested light dedication donation – £12
Proceeds from this event go toward the pier’s ongoing maintenance.
Lights Switch-On Timings
The lights display on Swanage Pier will be turned on on Friday 8th December and will then stay on throughout the festive season until Wednesday 3rd January.
- 5.30pm – Live music from Kelp! and All Sort’d Choir, plus Christmas character entertainment
- 6pm – Lights switch-on by Swanage Pier’s special festive guest!
- BBQ, mulled cider & mulled wine, plus all the usual refreshments available from the 1859 café
- Heated marquee to enable you to enjoy the festivities for longer!
- The Pier shop will be open to browse for Christmas gifts
- Father Christmas will be visiting the pier for the Lights Switch-On, and you can also visit him at his special Swanage Pier Christmas grotto on selected dates throughout December
Dedicate a light
Find out how to donate and dedicate a Christmas light to a loved one on the Swanage Pier website: www.swanagepiertrust.com/LightingupLives
You simply need to fill in a dedication form and make your donation online.