Bournemouth's Christmas Tree Wonderland seems even more spectacular this year.

Perhaps it's because we didn't get the chance to enjoy it last night due to the pandemic.

Or whether we're all a bit more appreciative of events when they happen.

But the illuminations are so stunning this year, and have already been visited by thousands of people.

We've chosen 11 of our favourite pictures of the festive lights (yes it was a hard choice) for you to enjoy from the comfort of wherever you are.

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

With more than 100 illuminations, the Christmas Tree Wonderland runs from Bournemouth Pier to Lansdowne Roundabout through Beale Place and Horseshoe Common.

The popular spectacle features a 60ft walk-through tree in Lower Gardens which is the centrepiece of the event.

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

The Alpine Market has a wide range of food stalls from Yorkshire pudding wraps to mega-hot chocolates and bratwursts. 

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

The SKATE outdoor ice rink has also made a return with the Moguls Bar in the Lower Gardens, there is also the ever-popular Alpine Lodge Bar in the Square.

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

Festivities also include a range of entertainment events running for the duration of the Christmas Tree Wonderland and market which finished on Sunday, January 2. 

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Richard CreasePicture by Richard Crease

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