Event: Swanage Christmas Market 2023

Date Event: 2nd December 2023

Swanage Christmas Market is back for 2023! The popular annual event is set to take place on 2nd December 2023 and promises to be a great family day out!

The Swanage Christmas Market is one of Purbeck’s most cherished Christmas events. With the tradition of local traders lining the Station Road street set to continue this holiday season, we can’t wait to see what the organisers, Swanage & Purbeck Rotary, have in store for the market this year!

Festive fun for all ages

The market typically features merry-go-round rides and games, which children will love! Whilst the little ones are having fun, why not grab a hot mulled wine and really get in the Christmas spirit. Swanage is held in high regard for having delicious local food, and the Christmas Market loves to showcase this! Treat yourself to some delicious hot food… it’d be rude not to in the chilly December weather!

Grab yourself a bargain

Alongside festive food and drink, the market’s traders also provide a range of beautiful handmade gifts that you won’t find in high street retailers. There aren’t many presents more magical than a handmade gift from the Christmas Market. Make sure you’re on the hunt for a bargain!

Visit Santa’s Sleigh

The Swanage Christmas Market wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Saint Nick himself. Children will cherish the memory of visiting Santa’s Sleigh.

Event Info

With children’s rides, handmade gifts, hot food and drink, Christmas music and more, The Swanage Christmas Market is a must-visit this Christmas. There may even be some performances…

More details and information coming soon! To keep in the loop, visit the Swanage website soon for more information.

Where to stay

Ulwell Holiday Park is the perfect place to base yourself to enjoy the award winning Jurassic Coast this autumn and winter. There are plenty of Christmas events in Dorset, all within easy reach of the park. Bring your motorhome or tourer, or stay in one of our comfortable self-catering holiday homes.

As holiday park guests, you’ll have access to our indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant and on-site shop. The Village Inn is hosting a number of Christmas events with delicious menus in the lead up to the big day.

Book your stay now!


What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

All reviews


We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

Latest reviews

Proudly associated

Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain
  • premier park 2020 logo

Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.