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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 Great Yarmouth Christmas Market will take place, in conjunction with the Christmas Fayre from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December. Find a marquee along with wooden chalets in the market place with stalls in The Minster full of present ideas, handmade gifts, handmade crafts and tasty treats. Look out for Santa's Grotto inside Market Gates Shopping Centre on Saturday.

The Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Friday 29 November when Father Christmas comes to town to flick the big switch on at 7pm alongside some festive entertainment, followed by fireworks.

Enjoy a special Christmas concert which will take place in Great Yarmouth Minster on Saturday 30 November by The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir performing Norwegian and English carols. 

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping in Great Yarmouth, a seaside market town, full of wonderful heritage, 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 Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Come and enjoy the 2020 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Come and enjoy the 2020 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sun 29 Nov 2020

Come and enjoy the 2020 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Wed 2 Dec 2020

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop.

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 5 Dec 2020

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 5 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 6 Dec 2020

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

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Wed 9 Dec 2020

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop.

Father Christmas

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020

Have yourself a woodland Christmas experience in our winter garden.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 12 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 13 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Tue 15 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Wed 16 - Sat 19 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 20 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Mon 21 - Wed 23 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Thu 24 Dec 2020

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.

Boxing Day Walk

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 26 Dec 2020

Walk off your Christmas dinner with a tour of our woodland garden with the Head Gardener.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 26 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 27 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Mon 28 - Wed 30 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Thu 31 Dec 2020

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Fri 1 Jan 2021

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.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 2 Jan 2021

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.

A stroll along the high street in neighbouring Gorleston-on-Sea is another laid-back place to shop, where the Christmas Lights will be switched-on after an afternoon of festive cheer on Sunday 24 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 Great 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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