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November events in Dorset

I love fireworks just as much as the next person but November is always dominated by them. This is my pick of some exciting events going on in Dorset throughout November with a few fireworks thrown in for good measure.

November is a month of real transitions; we see the back of autumn and head into the depths of winter. The temperature gets cooler, jumpers get thicker. I always find this time of year quite magical with all the lights in the dark night skies and the excitement as Christmas approaches. I love the colder seasons, especially as they bring any excuse to build my ever-expanding knitwear collection. 


During November, get out and about on some winter walks before heading back to a cosy cottage with a fire. Snuggle down together with a good book or your favourite show on tv and enjoy some quality time together. Take the opportunity to see the last glimpses of autumnal reds and oranges before winter returns and the countdown to Christmas begins. 


Once you've taken a look at some of the best firework displays in Dorset and worked out which Christmas market you want to explore, there's even more to see and do in the county:

3rd to 11th November: Bridport Literary Festival

5th November: Fireworks on Poole Quay

5th November: Weymouth Fireworks display

17th November to 24th December: Christmas at Marwell Zoo

24th November: Christmas Time at Brewery Square, Dorchester

24th to 25th November: Upton Christmas craft fair


Discover a new side to the county as the temperature drops with a holiday cottage in Dorset.

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