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Skate Yarmouth - Glide into Christmas on the Norfolk coast this festive season

Get your skates on in Great Yarmouth this festive season with the return of the real ice skating rink to the Market Square.

Christmas 2017 gets underway in Great Yarmouth on Friday 24 November with the Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre in the Minster and on the Market Place, the opening of the real ice rink and the Great Yarmouth Christmas lights switch on with fireworks display! 

There's free parking after 4pm every day and from 12noon on Wednesdays as well as all day on Sunday in most Great Yarmouth Borough Council operated surface car parks, perfect timing to save money that you can spend on shopping for presents instead.

Santa will be making Great Yarmouth a port of call from Saturday 2 December onwards with loads of oportunities to talk to him about your Christmas present wish list in Santa's Grotto and in Palmers. Children can write, decorate and post their letter to Father Christmas in Santa's Post Office in the market square.  

And the Winter Beer & Cider Festival makes a welcome return to St. George's Theatre from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December for a Christmas tipple or two. 

Late night shopping takes place every Wednesday from Wednesday 29 November to Wednesday 20 December with shops open until 8pm. 

There's lots of other events to inspire you with Christmas cheer for the 2017 festive season too, find out more below. 

Skate Yarmouth - Glide into Christmas

Enjoy fun Christmas events this November and December in Greater Yarmouth

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

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, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK

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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

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, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AX

Fri 30 Nov 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Winter Festival

Great Yarmouth Winter Festival

Great Yarmouth Market Square, Market Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AX

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Great Yarmouth Winter Festival will include four themed weekends from 30 November to 23 December in the run up to the big day.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Thu 6 - Fri 7 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, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

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, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Tue 11 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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Fri 14 Dec 2018

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

Dick Comes Again!

Dick Comes Again!

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

We are VERY excited to see the return of Dick in his new (Strictly Adult Only!) adventure, Dick Comes Again. This show contains a lot of adult themes and strong language, so please over 18's only!

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Sat 15 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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

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

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Sun 16 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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Mon 17 - Sat 22 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, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

Skate Yarmouth - a very warm welcome to Great Yarmouth this festive season

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping in Great Yarmouth, a historic 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.

Skate Yarmouth - glide through your Christmas shopping this festive season.

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