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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

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG

Mon 6 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Our famous award winning Model Village & Gardens lit for Christmas with thousands of twinkling lights.

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 24 Nov 2017

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.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

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.

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Following a sell-out production at Sheringham last year of The Vicar of Dibley, the story continues with Geraldine still desperately trying to bring order out of the chaos that is the Dibley Parish Council.

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 26 November 2017. Great fun for all the family.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth

Late Night Shopping

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

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Get in the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas while the shops are open late.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Wed 29 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

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

Thu 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Winter Beer & Cider Festival

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

Fri 1 Dec 2017

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival returns to St. Georges with a selection of over 40 real ales, craft beers and ciders from a wide selection of brewers and cider makers, large and small.

Light up Caister for Christmas

Light up Caister for Christmas

Caister-on-Sea, Caister High Street, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5DN

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Join in with Caister as they light up the town! Festivities will be outside the Town Hall on Caister High Street from 7 pm with performances from local choirs and drama groups. Come along and get in the festive mood!

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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