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Autumn has hit Weymouth and this means only one thing – Christmas is coming.  Starting on 27th November, We Are Weymouth, The Weymouth BID, marks the beginning of the festive season with an Elf World Record Attempt to coincide with the town council’s Christmas Light Illuminations.

People of all ages are invited to come and take part in an Elf-X-travaganza; enjoying a variety of Elf workshops and activities throughout the town from 10am on Saturday 27th November, before the Christmas lights switch-on at 4pm.

There’s also an opportunity to take part in a wonderful family elf trail at the Palm House Cafe, attend a one-time-only screening of Elf the movie at Cineworld and then wander through the town for some Christmas shopping, not forgetting the live music and entertainment in the build-up to the switch on.

For the lights switch on we’d love you to join in as one of 2,000 ‘elves’ in the Town Centre to try to beat the world record – don your best elf hats and costumes and help us put Weymouth on the Christmas map.  Children are invited to our elf workshops across the town to make elf hats – perfect for wearing to the lights switch-on.

Please head to and register your interest in the Elf World Record Attempt so numbers can be  monitored !

Dawn Rondeau, We Are Weymouth (BID) Manager comments: “Christmas in Weymouth is such a special time, we really wanted to mark the start of the season with some great festivities.  As well as the lights illumination, Elf Post Office, and live entertainment, we’re so excited to invite as many locals and visitors as possible to join us in donning an elf hat (or costume!) and helping us to break the Elf World Record! 

Our aim is to celebrate Weymouth, celebrate the festive season, and of course encourage visitors to make the most of all our town has to offer.”