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Group Travel

Stay in the resort with your group and join in with the festive spirit taking over Poole this Christmas. Take time to explore the unique trail at Poole’s Maritime Christmas featuring festive illuminations with thousands of twinkling lights.

Featuring a number of impressive light installations, let us take you on a captivating journey from Falkland Square, along Poole High Street to the Quay! 


This enchanting light trail is sure to get you into the festive mood, and of course it is free. 

What are you waiting for, plan your visit today! 

Travel Trade Resources


You can find more information and resources to help plan a group visit to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole by visiting our Travel Trade and Group Resource Hub.

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Poole Christmas Group Itinerary


Free time to explore Poole from winter walks along our beautiful beaches to visiting our High Street full of shops.


Poole Quay and Town Centre offer a variety of excellent restaurants, cafés and bars. For further information go to, or pop into the Tourist Information Centre in Poole.

Early Afternoon Activities

Let’s go explore the coast! Book a ticket and explore the stunning coastline and take in the views on a breath-taking winter boat trip. Enjoy the views from the warmth inside the boats with City Cruises. For more information and to book tickets please visit Poole Boat Trips, Cruises & Tours | City Cruises (


Visit Falkland Square

Enjoy food and drink as you gaze upon our 13-metre high blue sealife themed Christmas tree to get you in the Christmas spirit and set you up for the rest of the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail.


The Dolphin Shopping Centre is the perfect place to finish your Christmas shopping!

At Night

At night is when you can really immerse yourselves in the magical world of Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail.  


Using the trail map, you can start your festive journey from the Dolphin Shopping Centre and experience the wonder of Falkland Square at night time with the 13 metre blue sealife tree. 


Continuing your walk down the high street and under the green garlands and icicles, you will be greeted with the cute lit up installations such as Wish the recycling whale and the Galleon ship. 


Just a little way further down look up for the ceiling of light with fish and starfish and take a selfie as you encounter a walkthrough bauble!

As you wander, enjoy the natural trees which are also wrapped beautifully in lights joining in for the festive season! There is so much to see.


On reaching Poole Quay, along with its array of eateries, soak up the last of the light and tree installations such as Tinsel the Recycling Turtle, Blue Lagoon Anchor, and the Christmas Present Tree.

This is just a flavour of what you will discover on your trail through Poole!

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