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Celebrate Christmas and all the fun of the 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 new Great Yarmouth Christmas Markets will kick off with the Christmas Fayre from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December. Find decorated wooden chalets and gazebos in the market place with stalls in The Minster and in The Priory Centre full of present ideas, handmade gifts, handmade crafts and tasty treats. Enjoy a variety of entertainment in the market place and in The Minster including performances from various musical groups and walkabout characters and look out for Santa's Grotto inside the Priory Centre.

The Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Friday 30 November when Father Christmas comes to town to flick the big switch alongside some festive entertainment, followed by fireworks.

The Christmas Markets continue over the weekends throughout December until Sunday 23rd December. Visit the decorated wooden chalets and gazebos in the market place for all your Christmas shopping, be it gifts for others, treats for yourself or items ready for the festive season.

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. Looking to order ahead? Try out Great Yarmouth Market's new click and collect service via ShopAppy, browse products online, place your order and collect either from the market stall or from the Market Tavern public house.

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

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 7 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Discover over 50 trees from local schools, businesses and societies in the 8th annual Christmas Tree & Crib Festival.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Dick Comes Again!

Dick Comes Again!

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

We are VERY excited to see the return of Dick in his new (Strictly Adult Only!) adventure, Dick Comes Again. This show contains a lot of adult themes and strong language, so please over 18's only!

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 15 Dec 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.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St. George's Theatre

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 16 Dec 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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Dec 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.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth

Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth

Wed 19 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

With the last few shopping days before Christmas upon us, Great Yarmouth town centre is open for extended hours for three late night shopping evenings. Market Gates will be open until 9pm on all three nights, plus lots of other shops

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Wed 19 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

The Xmas Family Night

The Xmas Family Night

Ocean Room

Wed 19 Dec 2018

We return with lots more dancing , games and competitions for all of the family .

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St. George's Theatre

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

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 25 November with 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.

Christmas Lights Switch On in Great Yarmouth

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