Christmas in Blandford

When it comes to “Decking the Halls” the people of Blandford have heaps of Christmas Spirit. We have come up with the top five things to do over the festive season when you choose to move to this picturesque Georgian market town.

Christmas Fair and Craft Market

The Blandford Lions get Christmas started with a Christmas Fair in the Corn Exchange at the start of December. Enjoy local craft stalls, hot drinks, and mince pies as well as games and lots of festive cheer. Children are invited to meet the big man himself at the Santa’s Grotto. The fair also includes the Blandford Tree Lighting Ceremony and carol singing!

Blandford Yuletide Festival

The Yuletide Festival is the centre of Blandford’s Christmas celebrations. The festival kicks off with Father Christmas leading a lantern parade alongside local schools and the Blandford Stour Valley Brass Band through the town to St Peter and St Pauls Church. Shops and stalls are set up along the streets and the festival ends with carol singing and a firework display.

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping is one of the festive seasons most time-honoured traditions and living in Blandford means you have access to a vast array of places to shop. The town is full of local independent shops which get filled with beautiful Christmas gifts for you to choose from. Delight your loved ones with unique local gifts to make Christmas extra special.

A Baroque Christmas

To get you in the festive mood, book tickets to this fabulous event at the Corn Exchange. Enjoy and afternoon of music inspired by shepherds and angels and some old baroque favourites, including Vivaldi and Bach.

Bring Christmas to Your doorstep

For families in Blandford there are several local businesses offering Christmas doorstep visits. This new way of celebrating was born out of the national lockdown and allows children to have a visit from their favourite character in their own home!  Choose from a reindeer, elf or Father Christmas himself, your child will love this magical visit on the run up to the big day!

Choose to move to one of the beautiful new homes at Brewery Place and you could be enjoying Christmas 2022 in Blandford!