As part of Bournemouth’s Christmas line-up, visitors and residents will be able to experience panoramic views of the resort’s award-winning seafront when taking a ride on a big wheel. It will be in Pier Approach for the festive period alongside an enchanted Christmas tree walkway and Santa’s post box from Thursday 8 December
The huge wheel features 23 gondolas and stands 35 metres tall. It will add to the town’s festive appeal with its clean white appearance and magical lighting.
Priced at £5 for adults and £4 for children, the big wheel will be in Bournemouth’s re-landscaped Pier Approach area until the first week of January and will run from 10am–10pm daily. Bournemouth residents will also be entitled to 50p off the ticket price with proof of a BH postcode.
Also adding to the seasonal spirit, from Monday 12 December, there will be an enchanted spiral walkway in Pier Approach lined with 68 Christmas trees and leading to Santa’s post box where children can post letters to the North Pole.
The wheel and walkway come courtesy of Bournemouth’s Coastal BID whose members have rallied together to bring a new experience to the seafront for 2016.
“After the successful Christmas Celebration launch event on the seafront, I can’t wait to see these seasonal attractions in the same location, adding more bright sparkles to the festive skyline and attracting more visitors to our beloved coastal destination, Bournemouth,” said Stefan Krause, Coastal BID Manager.
Steve Hughes, Town Centre BID Manager, said: “Bournemouth is putting on a real show this Christmas. In the town centre we have a bigger and better ice rink, illuminated gardens, Nutcracker Trail and our popular Snow Globe still to come. With our great shops, bars and restaurants, as well as free parking on late night shopping Thursdays and Sundays, Bournemouth is the place to be.”