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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

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

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

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.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

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

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, Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JE

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, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 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, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

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 Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JE

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, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

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, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

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

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

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 Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JE

Sat 14 - Sun 15 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, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

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

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

Have yourself a woodland Christmas experience in our winter garden. Take a stroll through our woodland to meet the reindeer and visit Father Christmas tucked away among the trees.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2019

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

Sat 14 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, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Sun 15 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, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Mon 16 - Sat 21 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 Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JE

Thu 19 - Tue 24 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, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Sat 21 - Wed 25 Dec 2019

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

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2019

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

Sun 22 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, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Mon 23 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.

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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