Candlelight Nights

Candlelight Nights on Wednesdays in August

Candlelight Nights in Bournemouth Gardens take place every Wednesday during August.

Join in the fun of this wonderful Bournemouth tradition, right outside our hotel.
Thousands of tea lights in jars are hung from trees throughout the Gardens and you can wander through the gardens at dusk (7:30 -8ish) and light the candles. Free tapers are available at the crazy golf kiosk and also at the Bandstand. Be prepared to queue for tapers, and make sure you have spare matches in case the taper goes out!

When all lit up the Gardens take on a magical feeling, and the twinkling candles are a delight for young and old!

Candlelight nights have been taking place in Bournemouth since 1896 when Princess Eugenie of France visited Bournemouth and her route through the gardens was candlelit. It is a delightful tradition and there are often people returning with their children and grandchildren to share the wonder of Candlelight Night.

If you are staying with us, you can view this captivating scene from the comfort of our bar.