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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

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks


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.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 30 Nov 2018

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 8 Dec 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

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.

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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