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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 25 to Sunday 27 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 25 November when Father Christmas comes to town to flick the big switch. Due to high winds, the fireworks display will now take place on Wednsday 30 November from the roof of Market Gates to celebrate the first Wednesday of late night shopping in the run up to Christmas. 

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

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Thu 18 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Fri 19 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Sat 20 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

St. George's Theatre

Sun 21 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with around 30 different real ales and 15 different ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

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.

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.

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 9 Dec 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

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.

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.

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Wed 13 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.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Have yourself a twinkly woodland Christmas experience. Take a stroll through our illuminated winter woodland garden to meet the reindeer and visit Father Christmas tucked away among the trees.

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 16 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 in the afternoon of Sunday 29 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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