Coming Up

These are details of local events and activities happening soon. It does not aim to be comprehensive, but might be worth reading and even increase attendance at these events.

If you have anything you would like to advertise, please email confer@ThisIsChristchurch.com and it will be added.


Don’t forget the regular Christchurch Health Walks, taking place every Monday (except Bank Holidays), Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. See the programme here. They are also listed on each date until July.


WEDNESDAY, 13 November – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


THURSDAY, 14 November – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory – Lunchtime Organ Concert

Paul Carr. Click the picture to go to his website and see details.
Admission Free, Retiring Collection.
Lunches & Light Refreshments available 10.00am – 4.00pm


FRIDAY, 15 November – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


MONDAY, 18 November – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 19 November – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square


WEDNESDAY, 20 November – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


FRIDAY, 22 November – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


FRIDAY, 22 November – 6pm
Tesco’s Highcliffe – Christmas Lights switch-on

This is an exciting occasion, with Carols and Ragtime, stalls, a Festive Bus and – wait for it – a Grotto! For full details click the tree!


SUNDAY, 24 November – 10.30am-4pm
The Festive 15-Mile Festival at Highcliffe Castle. Entry £2

Food and drink. Art & textiles. Gifts & treats. Festive music. See the poster


MONDAY, 25 November – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 26 November – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square


FRIDAY, 29 November – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


WEDNESDAY, 27 November – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


SUNDAY, 1 December – 5pm
The Snow Queen – Note that this event is now sold out

Quantum Theatre bring a second performance of their stunning production of The Snow Queen to Highcliffe Castle. Michael Whitmore’s delightful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale conjures up a captivating mix of fantasy, fable and love triumphing over evil in this ever popular Christmas favourite.

Quantum will bring their lively brand of comedy, music and magic to this timeless classic. The production follows the story of a young girl called Gerda and her search for her best friend Kay who is put under a spell by the Snow Queen and whisked away to her icy palace.


MONDAY, 2 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 3 December – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square


TUESDAY, 3 December – 7.30pm
A Wreath of Festive Frights

This is the follow-up to the hugely successful show, Ghost Stories for Christmas. Join resting actor Alfred St John Merrimoon once again, as he regales his audience with more unsettling tales of seasonal spooks, winter wraiths and Christmastime horrors. Huddle closer to the fireplace and keep away from the shadows, for who knows what might be lurking just out of sight? An amusingly chilling way to see in this special time of year!

Jonathan Goodwin writes and performs in this original show. The play is co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer. See the poster here.

Get tickets: £12.50-£13.50


WEDNESDAY, 4 December – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


WEDNESDAY, 4 December – 7.30pm
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

An evening of Christmas music and festive readings with Bournemouth and District Concert Band.

Get tickets here – £12.50, £13.50


THURSDAY, 5 December – 7.30pm
Dickens by Candlelight

A light-hearted look at Victorian society as seen through the eyes of Charles Dickens and recreated by Barry North in a spellbinding performance. Performed in the majestic Great Hall surrounded by beautiful candelabras, this is not one to miss!

£12.50 or £13.50 Season Tickets. Book here


FRIDAY, 6 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


MONDAY, 9 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 10 December – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square


TUESDAY, 10 December – 7.30pm
The Swing Unlimited Big Band at Highcliffe Castle – Note that this event is now sold out for the three days

See the poster


WEDNESDAY, 11 December – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


WEDNESDAY, 11 December – 7.30pm
The Swing Unlimited Big Band at Highcliffe Castle – Note that this event is now sold out for the three days

See the poster


THURSDAY, 12 December – 10.45am
Extra Christchurch Health Walk from Wick Lane Car Park, Tuckton/Wick


THURSDAY, 12 December – 7.30pm
The Swing Unlimited Big Band at Highcliffe Castle – Note that this event is now sold out for the three days

See the poster


FRIDAY, 13 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


MONDAY, 16 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 17 December – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square
Coffee & mince pies in Soho’s afterwards


TUESDAY, 17 December – 7.30pm
La Nova Singers at Highcliffe Castle

For one night only, classical choir La Nova Singers are bringing their sparkle to Highcliffe Castle – in a glorious celebration of everything Christmas! Expect soaring voices, lush harmonies and heart-warming festive classics, with a few surprises along the way. The classically-trained singers have been bringing spectacular concerts to Highcliffe since 2006 and have also been heard on BBC Radio 3. Book early to secure your seat, as this event always sells out!

Book here: Tickets £13.50 / £12.50 Season ticket holders


WEDNESDAY, 18 December – 10.45am
Christchurch Health Walk from The Sandpiper, Mudeford


WEDNESDAY, 18 December – 7.30pm
It Feels Like Christmas –  at Highcliffe Castle

A sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs performed by BMT ( Bournemouth Musical Theatre) over 2 nights.  See the poster

Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions (BMT) is a fresh, dynamic organisation rooted in a love for musical theatre. Join us at Highcliffe Castle for a sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs. Amazing Harmony singing, with unique and wonderful arrangements, with true Christmas spirit!

Tickets £13.50 or £12.50 for season ticket holders. Book for Wednesday


THURSDAY, 19 December – 7.30pm
It Feels Like Christmas – at Highcliffe Castle

A sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs performed by BMT ( Bournemouth Musical Theatre) over 2 nights.  See the poster

Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions (BMT) is a fresh, dynamic organisation rooted in a love for musical theatre. Join us at Highcliffe Castle for a sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs. Amazing Harmony singing, with unique and wonderful arrangements, with true Christmas spirit!

Tickets £13.50 or £12.50 for season ticket holders. Book for Thursday


FRIDAY, 20 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


MONDAY, 23 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 24 December
No Christchurch Health Walk today


WEDNESDAY, 25 December
No Christchurch Health Walk today


FRIDAY, 27 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Castle Cafe


MONDAY, 30 December – 10.15am
Christchurch Health Walk from Highcliffe Library


TUESDAY, 31 December – 10.30am
Christchurch Health Walk from Saxon Square