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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

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Royal Assembly Rooms

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Come along and support super talented local artists, designers, creators and craftspeople and shop for beautifully handcrafted, unique gifts. This is the perfect opportunity to find those special and unique Christmas gifts!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 25 November 2018. Great fun for all the family.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Christmas in Great Yarmouth officially gets underway when the Christmas lights are switched on!

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Fri 30 Nov 2018

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Sat 1 Dec 2018

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Sun 2 Dec 2018

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Great Yarmouth Minster

Thu 6 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Over 50 trees from local schools, businesses and societies.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Thu 6 - Fri 7 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 7 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

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

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 8 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 8 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

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

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 9 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 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.

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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