🗓️ Saturday 2nd December 2023
One of Purbeck’s top winter attractions is the Swanage Christmas Market, where Dorset traders line the streets around Station Road.
There’s always plenty of bargains to be had, as well the chance of finding a one-off handmade gift from one of the stalls.
Younger children can enjoy merry-go-round rides and visit Father Christmas in his grotto, and grown-ups can warm their fingers around a hot mulled wine or cider.
And there’s a small stage with festive entertainment for the whole family, along with various food stalls including hot dogs, donuts and locally-produced festive bakes.
The market is open from 10am – 4pm.
Photos from the 2023 Christmas Market
Just some of the makers, volunteers and traders who make the Christmas Market so special:
There’s always an array of handmade goodies crafted by local small businesses as well as community projects, such as the Durlston Shed:
And lots of food and drinks stalls to fuel your Christmas shopping:
Photos from the 2022 Christmas Market
If you’d like a stall at this year’s Christmas Market, head to to the Swanage Rotary’s website.
Full information and an application form can be found here: www.swanagerotary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Christmas-Market-application-form.pdf
Beach Hut Christmas Stalls
Don’t forget to visit Swanage’s Artisans by the Beach while you’re here, at the Shore Road Beach Huts, for a unique Christmas shopping experience at the seaside.
Swanage & Purbeck Rotary
The Christmas market is organised by Swanage & Purbeck Rotary, which also helps Santa navigate his way on his sleigh around the streets of Swanage, Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers… If you hear the sound of Christmas songs outside one evening in December you’ll know something magical is coming up the road!
The team organise many other fun events throughout the year in and around town, such as their annual summer fete & craft fair at Sandpit Field.
To find out more or get involved visit their website: www.swanagerotary.org/volunteer/about-our-club