Great Yarmouth has come along way over the recent years. It was only a few centuries ago that this town was just a spit of sand in the harsh sea, and now it’s a burgeoning platform for a rich and exciting cultural hub with year round events for families, locals and other cultural connoisseurs.

Just this upcoming weekend we have a wealth of wonderful, wintery experiences in Great Yarmouth. Ranging from events, activities, unique Christmas stalls, a variety of food – there’s plenty of hands on things to see and do over the next few days.

26 –  28th November:

A drape of Christmas lights on a building in Great Yarmouth

Christmas Light Switch-on

Friday 26 November 2021| 6pm

The annual Great Yarmouth Christmas lights switch-on event is set to be a wonderful festive celebration with an evening of live entertainment starting at 6pm.

Father Christmas will be joined by special guests to switch on the festive illuminations at 7pm, with a rooftop firework spectacular scheduled after the lights have been switched on with town centre shops and the Christmas Fayre staying open until late.

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Family Saturdays

Saturday 27th November | 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Take a moment with your family and friends to relax at the Drill House, with arts crafts, drinks and delicious homemade foods. This week we’re celebrating the festive season with Christmas Crafts. Create decorations, baubles, paper snowflakes and wreaths to take home and admire. 

Our free circus skills workshops also return rounding up an afternoon of free fun for all to enjoy.

Family Saturdays
Woman and child walking under Christmas themed decorations in a marquee

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Minister, Great Yarmouth
Friday 26 November | 10am – 8pm
Saturday 27 November | 9am – 5pm
Sunday 28 November | 10am – 4pm

Great Yarmouth Minster will once again throw open its doors to host the annual Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre. The Fayre will take place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November 2021 with a wide selection of stalls to browse inside the beautiful Church including crafts, Christmas gifts and decorations plus festive treats to eat. 

Catch a ride on the free festive road train to St George’s Park where you can find Great Yarmouth Christmas Market with more festive stalls to look at alongside festive entertainment. The train will also stop at The Boating Lake and the Market Place.

Christmas Fayre
Eccentric person surrounded by bright colours and wearing a yellow wig over their face.

Great Yarmouth Contemporary; Art, Craft & Design Fair

Primeyarc, Marketgates,
30 October – 24 December | 12pm – 5pm

An opportunity to purchase some of the best art, craft & design from Great Yarmouth and beyond.

Celebrating talented makers, artists and designers, many of whom have studios at PRIMEYARC.

Including books, ceramics, fashion, furniture, homewares, jewellery, painting, prints and more. 

Branding for Great Yarmouth Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Parks

St George’s Park, Great Yarmouth
26 – 28 November and 3 – 5 December
Priory Gardens, Gorleston
26 – 28 November

Live music and a virtual reality experience are just some of the additional attractions for this year’s Christmas in The Parks events in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. 

Dozens of stalls will make up Christmas markets on the two sites, offering plenty of opportunities for festive shopping, alongside a selection of food and drink vendors to help make the market’s a treat to visit in themselves.


Christmas in the Parks
Crowds gathered around in a town centre holding custom made lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Great Yarmouth Library Saturday
27 November | 12pm – 4pm

Visit the Library and make a Lantern for the annual Lantern Parade. The lanterns are made of willow and tissue paper (which can get messy!) and take around 1-2 hours to make which you can then take with you to bring it to the lantern parade. The workshops are free to participate in and all the materials are supplied free courtesy of Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To book your place or for more info ring Julie on 07747068533 or email

Advertising poster for CapCon great yarmouth


Great Yarmouth Town Hall
27 and 28 November | 10am – 5pm

A CapCon Christmas is coming! Visit the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth for some festive fun’ n’ frolicking! Meet Jack Skellington, The Grinch and of course SANTA!!!! Plus Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter and more.