The 12 days of morebus

More money-saving Christmas treats by morebus!

Christmas is coming and just because it’s chilly out there and maybe not the time of the year for open top bus, scenic sojourns, there’s plenty to see and do as the Yuletide fun kicks in on multi-award winning bus company morebus. Here’s our 12 days of Christmas, sorry morebus, suggestions for a great day out on their lovely Dorset network.  It’s never been such great value to get the bus too, with a single fare costing £2 or less – find out more about morebus services on this link, so you can plan your journey… Timetables & Maps – morebus

12th Day of Christmas – Brockenhurst‘s villagers are sprinkling magic across their village on Sunday 10 December with a Christmas Market at their Village Hall. Tick off your present list while supporting local businesses, plus visit Santa’s grotto and enjoy other festive treats. Make sure you wear your favourite Christmas jumper!

Plenty morebus services go to Brockenhurst, including from our sister companies, Bluestar and Salisbury Reds. Find out more, here….Timetables & Maps – morebus


11th Day of Christmas – Be mesmerised by the The Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail which features dazzling illuminations and installations that weave through Poole Town Centre from Falkland Square, along the High Street and down to Poole Quay. There is also a range of Christmas entertainment to celebrate Poole’s maritime history with a modern twist!

Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival | Trail (

Poole is the epicentre of morebus with many buses converging here from all parts of Dorset and beyond. It’s a hub for frequent services that stop right in the heart of the town. Timetables & Maps – morebus


10th Day of Christmas – Head on down to Bournemouth Square and find the perfect present at the Alpine Market. There’s a wide array of hand made and traditional Christmas gifts and festive favourites, including the famous Hog Roast and luxury Hot Chocolates.

Bournemouth Christmas Market — Christmas in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is like Poole in that it’s a major hub for morebus services – a magnet for our buses from all parts of Dorset and much more!


9th Day of Christmas – The huge SKATE experience returns to Bournemouth this year with their huge real ice rink and Moguls Alpine Bar in the town’s Lower Gardens, which is surrounded by the magical lights and decorations of the Christmas Tree Wonderland.

SKATE Bournemouth (


8th Day of Christmas – Dorchester Town Football Club play Walton & Hersham in the Southern Premier League on Saturday 16 December, kick off 3pm! It should be a cracker of a fixture, so too the big morebus derby on Boxing Day when Dorchester host Poole Town. The games come thick and fast and the football is always fun and frenetic.

Dorchester Town FC

Damory, which is a fabulous sister company of morebus, runs frequent services to Dorchester, such as the numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 187 and X12.

Timetables & Maps – morebus


7th Day of Christmas – Get ready for a hilarious contemporary twist on the timeless story of ‘Babes in the Woods’ at the Black Cherry Theatre in Boscombe. Christmas must-see panto with limited availability!

PANTO; Babes in the Wood | BLACKCHERRY (

More and more morebus services go to Boscombe, such as the m2, 1a, 1b, 1c, 22, 33, u3, x3. Find out more here….Timetables & Maps – morebus


6th Day of Christmas – Sail with Santa cruises around Poole Harbour provide an unforgettably, unique experience. Passing Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Millionaire’s Row and with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you listen to Christmas carols playing in the background, there will also be an opportunity to walk around the boat with Santa!

Poole Sail with Santa | City Experiences


5th Day of Christmas – Visit Highcliffe Castle this Christmas and take part in a Victorian Christmas trail from Sunday 3rd December until Thursday 21st December.

Highcliffe Castle Grade1 Listed mansion. Dorset Wedding & Events venue

The morebus X1 and X2 services go to Highcliffe.

X1 – Bournemouth to Lymington | morebus

X2 – Bournemouth to Lymington | morebus


4th Day of Christmas – The magical, iconic Polar Express train ride returns to the Swanage Steam Railway. Singing, dancing, actors, hot chocolate and a cookie – the atmosphere, mystique and vibe of Christmas is fantastically brought to life on this enchanting railway.

Polar Express at Swanage Railway November 17th to December 30th 2023

The Purbeck Breezer 40 and 50 (the remarkable bus that goes on a ferry!) go to Swanage and are part of the Great Scenic Journeys collection!


3rd Day of Christmas – For some eclectic fun, then there’s the legendary Christmas Caroloke Night at the Angel and Blue Pig pub in Lymington High Street on December 15th. The food’s sumptuous here too and there’s a great Christmas menu in the restaurant. There’s a great range of morebus services going to Lymington, such as the 112, 119, 120, X1, X2 and sister company, Bluestar’s 6.

Xmas Caroloke Night, The Angel & Blue Pig, Lymington, December 15 2023 |


2nd Day of Christmas – Christmas favourites ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Snowman’ are showing at many cinemas across the morebus network, including at the Odeon in Exeter Crescent, in the heart of Bournemouth. There are bus stops a few yards from the Odeon!

Odeon – BH2 Bournemouth (


1st Day of Christmas – It’s warm, cosy and can be combined with some retail therapy – The Dolphin Centre, adjacent to Poole Bus Station, hosts its very own North Pole! Children can explore an Arctic Adventure to hear stories, play games and make winter crafts. Inside the enclosure, it’ll be decorated with snowy trees, a polar bear and an igloo-inspired seating area. The Arctic Adventure is a free first come, first served session.

Great days out, Great Customer Service

As all this wasn’t fab enough, the lovely news is that morebus can make all these awesome festive experiences possible. They’ve been awarded ‘Premium Customer Service’ rating, the highest accolade in our Great Scenic Journeys Accreditation programme and many other national awards in the transport sector, including a fortnight ago ‘UK Bus Operator of the Year’ winners.

December 2023 – what a great time to be alive in Dorset!