Bournemouth businesses have come together to donate a wealth of top prizes for the Hot Rocks’ advent calendar give away this December.

With 24 amazing prizes, including family passes to local attractions and tickets to performances at the BIC, advent calendars don’t come much bigger or better than this!

A giant advent calendar giveaway has been put together by Hot Rocks restaurant, in collaboration with fellow Pier Approach businesses and friends in the local business community, along with support from Bournemouth Coastal BID.

Thanks to their generosity there is a a wealth of goodies up for grabs, including tickets to see David Bailey, an AFC Bournemouth junior membership, Rock Reef family vouchers, Zip Wire vouchers, and family tickets to activities including waterparks, ski lessons, The Oceanarium, The Big Wheel and Odeon Cinema, as well as some delicious food packages too.

Generous donors include BH Live BIC, BH Live Pavilion Pantomime, Rock Reef, Zip Wire, Oceanarium, Splashdown, Lemur Landings, Snowtrax, Hollywood Bowl, AFC Bournemouth, Challenge Leisure Paintball, The Big Wheel, Odeon Cinema, D W Gillett Butchers, Heineken Uk, Bidfoods, Hunts, Gymstar Gymnastics, Wright’s Dairy and J & A Drinks to name but a few.

Entry is online via the Hot Rocks Facebook page, with a ‘Question of the Day’ to be answered before 11.30pm on the day of announcement for a chance to win one of these terrific treats.

Draws happen daily, and videos of prizes getting pulled from the advent calendar are being posted on the Hot Rocks Facebook page. So far the lucky winners have scooped four tickets to the panto, a pair of tickets to see Bryan Adams at the BIC and a VIP pass for the big wheel to name just a few.

John Green, owner of Hot Rocks, said:

“We are so excited about our fantastic giant advent calendar giveaway, and so grateful for all the generous donations we have received from our Pier Approach neighbours and all our friends in the business community. Without their incredible support, this just wouldn’t be possible.

“We hope as many people as possible will join in the fun, and have a go at winning. We’ll be making 24 Christmases even more special this year without a doubt!”

Paul Clarke, Chairman of Bournemouth Coastal BID, said:

“We have loved seeing this unique advent calendar come together. Not only is it an innovative and fun addition to the festive offering at Pier Approach, it is a reflection of the strong ties between our levy paying businesses, and the mutual support they offer one another. Huge thanks go to all the generous contributors who made this possible. We hope everyone will have fun taking part!”

To enter the Hot Rocks giant advent calendar giveaway find them on Facebook

Established in 2012, the Coastal BID represents approximately 760 eligible businesses from Westbourne to Hengistbury Head, supporting them, enhancing the appeal of their areas and drawing in more shoppers.

To find out more about the Bournemouth Coastal BID, visit

For more information about their seasonal events, activities and local business promotions, you can connect via social media; Facebook (@bournemouthseasons) Twitter (@bmthseasons) and visit the website:

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