Event Production

Bournemouth Christmas Market


  • Event Production
  • Event Management

Just the beginning...

Bringing Christmas in Bournemouth to life


Seventa Events were awarded a five year contract for the build and operation of Bournemouth Christmas Market in 2017, and we set about work on an impressive new market offering alongside Christmas Tree Wonderland.

  • 5 year contract – from 2017, based in Bournemouth Square

  • Increased visitor footfall by 50% in year one to 3 million visitors 

  • Full event planning, construction, production and management

  • 10 day build time 

  • Build crew of 75+ people

  • Live music stage with 49 days of entertainment 

  • 60+ local jobs created for duration of the market (49 days)

  • 40x chalet huts, two-storey custom built Alpine Lodge structure, two level stage with LED screen, power distribution and waste management 

Feeling festive

Creating the perfect spot for a mulled wine!


A major feature for the Christmas Market is The Alpine Lodge Bar, a bespoke temporary structure we designed specifically for Bournemouth, and it is provided by our sister company Innovative Hire. The Alpine Lodge Bar is constructed utilising 4x 20ft and 40ft containers joined and topped by a marquee structure. The Alpine Bar has the capacity to host 180 downstairs, 100 upstairs and an additional 250 in its surrounding outdoor area. The structure also boasts two large bars as well as rustic, ski-themed furniture and decoration.

We handle all trader applications and management for the 40x chalet trading huts, including the installation of these units which are also provided by our sister company Innovative Hire. 

Onsite operations are run by our team, including design, build, day to day management across the 49 days of trading and of course, taking it all back down again! 

The partnerships

We chose to stay local and cement our relationships


With local traders strongly encouraged the market really does provide a community atmosphere. The feedback has been astoundingly positive from suppliers, traders and guests to the Market. The local council has commented:

"Seventa Events won the contract over several other national providers in 2017 and have delivered three years of a vastly improved Christmas offering for Bournemouth. One of our focus points was to have a supplier that increased local traders, of which Seventa have done so. Local traders now include local businesses, arts & crafts traders, and local restaurants providing hot food stalls. The overall quality, design and management of Christmas in Bournemouth has vastly improved since Seventa took over the contract. They deliver the event professionally, and have a very personal team that work well with all of our stakeholders. We would highly recommend them to any Council."

Jon Weaver Head of Events Bournemouth Council