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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. Enjoy a variety of entertainment at both locations including performances from local schools and walkabout characters. The Priory Centre will also have a selection of stalls with activities for children to enjoy too.

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

Get your skates on and enjoy festive fun on the real ice rink in Great Yarmouth Market Place from 24 November to 2 January. Each skating session is 45 minutes long and starts on the hour. Book tickets online now to secure your place.

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 Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Merrivale Model Village

Mon 6 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Our famous award winning Model Village & Gardens lit for Christmas with thousands of twinkling lights.

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.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 24 Nov 2017

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

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

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.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Sat 25 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 25 Nov 2017

A unique opportunity to enjoy a performance by the Norwegian choir, Lardal Kantori, who are visiting the town as part of the annual Christmas Fayre.

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.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sun 26 Nov 2017

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

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Sun 26 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

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.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Wed 29 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth Market Square

Thu 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

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 over 40 real ales, craft beers and 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 Festive Concert

St. Mary's Church - Christmas Festive Concert

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Matthew Hardy and the Chorus of St. Cecilia return to St. Mary's Church to perform their festive concert for 2017.

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 over 40 real ales, craft beers and 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.

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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