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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 and in The Priory Centre full of present ideas, handmade gifts, handmade crafts and tasty treats. Look out for Santa's Grotto inside the Priory Centre.

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

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 in Great Yarmouth

Christmas events in Greater Yarmouth

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Royal Assembly Rooms

Sun 3 Nov 2019

We have over 40 incredibly talented local artists, makers, designers and craftspeople selling beautifully handcrafted gifts, homewares, artwork, clothing, jewellery, stationery, decorations and loads more!

Elvis Christmas Special

Elvis Christmas Special

St. George's Theatre

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Andy Ottley takes you on a musical journey back to the 1960's movie days, onwards to the legendary '68 Comeback Special through to the' white jumpsuit' Vegas Concert Years.

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Sun 17 Nov 2019

We have over 40 incredibly talented local artists, makers, designers and craftspeople selling beautifully handcrafted gifts, homewares, artwork, clothing, jewellery, stationery, decorations and loads more!

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 24 November 2019. Great fun for all the family.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Come and enjoy the 2019 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Fri 29 Nov 2019

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 Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Fri 29 Nov 2019

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

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Father Christmas and his Elves have arrived at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and promise to share the Christmas magic.

Santa Special

Steam Trains to Santa

Bure Valley Railway

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

A three hour magical experience, including a personalised present for each child (advanced booking required).

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Come and enjoy the 2019 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Sat 30 Nov 2019

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.

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sat 30 Nov 2019

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.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Come and enjoy the 2019 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment in conjunction with The Christmas Market.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre

Sun 1 Dec 2019

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.

Late Night Shopping

Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Experience late night Christmas shopping every Wednesday in December.

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop. Using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden, with a few dried ingredients and gorgeous ribbons.

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Great Yarmouth Minster

Fri 6 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

A spectacular display of Christmas tree and cribs created by local community groups, schools and businesses in aid of the fabric and organ of the Minster.

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Father Christmas and his Elves have arrived at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and promise to share the Christmas magic.

Santa Special

Steam Trains to Santa

Bure Valley Railway

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

A three hour magical experience, including a personalised present for each child (advanced booking required).

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door in our popular wreath workshop. Using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden, with a few dried ingredients and gorgeous ribbons.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2019

The Hippodrome Circus

Sat 7 Dec 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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2019

The Hippodrome Circus

Sun 8 Dec 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.

Christmas Spectacular

Christmas Spectacular

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Find yourself transported to a magical winter wonderland as Joe and his amazing team of vocalists take you on a journey through all your festive favourites.

Late Night Shopping

Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Experience late night Christmas shopping every Wednesday in December.

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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