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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

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!

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW

Fri 30 Nov 2018

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.

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8QU

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW

Sat 1 Dec 2018

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.

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

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

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

G & S Singers Festive Sparkles

G & S Singers Festive Sparkles

St Andrew's Church, Church Rroad, Gorleston, NR31 6LR

Sat 1 Dec 2018

G&S Singers are starting off the Christmas month of December by bringing some Festive Sparkle to Gorleston.

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE

Sat 1 Dec 2018

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.

Wroxham Barns

The Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8QU

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Possibly the best Santa Experience for little ones in Norfolk…

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW

Sun 2 Dec 2018

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.

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.

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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