Posted November 21st, 2010 | No Comments
The Christmas season is fast approaching! Already, the shops are full of presents and wrapping paper. But, if you would rather escape to a new venue to celebrate this year, then head down to Portland. Not only is this small tied isle a gorgeous natural wonderland, but during the month of December, it truly transforms into a festive holiday destination. And one of the absolute best places to catch the spirit is at Brewers Quay in Weymouth.
Situated just a few miles north of Portland, this redeveloped Victorian brewery is jam packed with speciality shops and unique attractions. This year, they are holding their annual Christmas Festival from 22 November-24 December. On the 30th November, they will be hosting a Light Up a Life Night, which is an event organised by the local hospice that will offer an opportunity for loved ones to light a candle in memory of someone who has passed on.
Reindeer Day will be held on 5th December, from 10:30-17:00. Father Christmas and a family of reindeer will be available for pictures with the children. Don’t forget to take part in the special prize draw for a chance to adopt a reindeer!
Also, there will be a Victorian Show Night on the 9th of December. Featuring live outdoor entertainment, a Christmas Market in the historic Hope Square, stalls of seasonal food and drink. In the shopping village there will be demonstrations, tastings, indoor entertainment and of course, Santa in his grotto!
You can reach Brewers Quay from Portland by road or public transport. For detailed directions, be sure to telephone direct on 0871 200 22 33.