The magical, mechanical and mysterious world of steampunk comes to Weymouth this Christmas, as the town offers an array of different events to attend over a jam-packed weekend.

Beginning on Friday, December 1, locals and tourists are invited on a Ghosts Of Christmas Past Tour.

The walking tour around the historic Weymouth harbourside will be a way to explore the history and ghosts of the town. Steampunk attire is encouraged.

On the same day, the Nothe Fort in Weymouth hosts ‘A Dickensian Christmas’ with mulled wine, Christmas carols and parlour games. The event starts at 7pm and finishes at 10pm.  

On Saturday, December 2, the Ministry of Steampunk, Weymouth College and steampunk stallholders will join forces at the Nothe Fort between 11am and 3pm.

Fashion displays, choirs, bands, games, crafting steampunk accessories and live entertainment from steampunk belly dancers will be on offer. The interactive experience will bring the steampunk community together for Christmas festivities.

The events don’t stop there as The Yule Ball will take place at Hardy’s Hop House in the town centre from 8pm until late. The convivial will be hosted at the Cutter Pub on St Alban Street between 8pm to 11pm.

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Concluding the magical weekend will see the famous Steampunk Promenade taking over the town on Sunday, December 3.

The event will start at the Jubilee Clock at 11am, and parade along Weymouth seafront, culminating in an illicit market - which will be a combination of market and role-playing opportunities around the theme ‘smuggling of exotica.’

To end the festivities, visitors can join fellow steampunk enthusiasts in their finery to enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast at the Crown Hotel, overlooking the historic town bridge and fishing harbour from 1pm. This event is ticket only.

Dawn Rondeau, Chief Operations Officer at We Are Weymouth said: “There is something so special about steampunk at Christmas and we really wanted to celebrate this here in Weymouth. 

“With so much history visible throughout the town, seeing the Steampunk community arrive really adds to the magic and festive spirit. 

"By offering events, entertainment, displays and much more there’s so much to see and do for all the family - whether shopping in the town or joining in with the organised activities; Steampunker or not,” she added.  

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