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Celebrate Christmas and all the fun of the festive season in Great Yarmouth

Celebrate Christmas in Great Yarmouth on the east coast of Norfolk this festive season with your friends and family with plenty of activites in the town centre for everyone to enjoy.

The Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre runs from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, with stalls full of present ideas and handmade gifts in the historic market place and even more stalls of handmade crafts and cakes in The Minster.

The Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Friday 24 November when Father Christmas comes to town to flick the big switch.  

Don't forget, there's free parking after 4pm every day and from 12noon on Wednesdays as well as all day on Sunday in selected Great Yarmouth Borough Council operated car parks, so you can save money on parking that you can spend on shopping for presents instead.

Christmas events in Greater Yarmouth

The Nutcracker

Ballet Theatre UK presents The Nutcracker

St. George's Theatre

Sun 22 Oct 2017

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Join us for an evening of entertainment on Great Yarmouth's Market Place as we celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

St. George's Theatre

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Following a sell-out production at Sheringham last year of The Vicar of Dibley, the story continues with Geraldine still desperately trying to bring order out of the chaos that is the Dibley Parish Council.

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 26 November 2017. Great fun for all the family.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth

Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Get in the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas while the shops are open late.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Winter Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Fri 1 Dec 2017

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with a selection of real ales and different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Light up Caister for Christmas

Light up Caister for Christmas

Caister-on-Sea

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Join in with Caister as they light up the town! Festivities will be outside the Town Hall on Caister High Street from 7 pm with performances from local choirs and drama groups. Come along and get in the festive mood!

Christmas Spectacular

Christmas Spectacular

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sat 2 Dec 2017

The Tigerlilys Productions invite you to a magical evening of glitz and glamour as they present their brand new Christmas Spectacular. This years show is sure to dazzle audiences with its fast paced numbers and colourful costumes.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Winter Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Sat 2 Dec 2017

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with a selection of real ales and different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Mocha

Harry Potter Christmas Meal

Mocha

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Join us for a very special Festive Treat this December as Mocha is delighted to be hosting a Harry Potter Themed Christmas Dinner.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Winter Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Sun 3 Dec 2017

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with a selection of real ales and different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth

Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Get in the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas while the shops are open late.

Christmas with Frank, Dean & Judy

Christmas with Frank, Dean & Judy - The Hits of...

St. George's Theatre

Thu 7 Dec 2017

Following on from our sensational show "An Evening with Frank, Dean & Judy"", we present our Christmas offering - a festive tribute to Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack and their infamous residence at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Thu 7 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Christmas Tree and Crib Festival

Christmas Tree and Crib Festival

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 8 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

The 7th Annual Christmas Tree & Crib Festival is a spectacular display of Christmas trees and cribs in the Minster, created by local community groups, businesses and schools.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Fri 8 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 9 Dec 2017

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Mocha

Harry Potter Christmas Meal

Mocha

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Join us for a very special Festive Treat this December as Mocha is delighted to be hosting a Harry Potter Themed Christmas Dinner.

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden. All materials supplied just bring secateurs and an apron. No previous experience necessary.

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping in Great Yarmouth, an ancient seaside market town, with all sorts of shops to be explored surrounding the cobbled market place, along unique Rows, in the Victoria Arcade, along King Street and Northgate Street and in Market Gates shopping mall.

A stroll along the high street in neighbouring Gorleston-on-Sea High Street is another laid-back place to shop, where the Christmas Lights will be switched-on after an afternoon of festive cheer on Sunday 26 November with more fireworks to enjoy.

Once the shopping is over and it's time to relax, enjoy pantomimes and Christmas shows, have a family day out at a local attraction or wrap up warm and get out and about on a wintery walk. There's no need to stay stuck indoors this Christmas holiday in Greater Yarmouth.

Come to the seaside this festive season where you can take advantage of shorter queues and fresh sea air to think about your Christmas plans, making this your most relaxed build-up to the big day in years.

Celebrate Christmas at the seaside.

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