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Christmas in Felixstowe

19 November 2018

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Come and enjoy Christmas and New Year in the fantastic seaside town of Felixstowe.

Craft and gift fairs, musical treats, twinkling lights, ice skating and Santa too!

Please check out our comprehensive 'Events Diary' for the full listing.


Six festive highlights not to be missed:

Christmas in Felixstowe 2Saturday 1 December, 1000-1800
Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Lighting Up Day
Traditional Christmas craft market and the switching on of the lights by the Mayor.

Fantastic range of gift and food stalls to browse along Hamilton Road, Lions Club food and charity stalls at the Triangle along with Santa's Grotto, carol singing and live entertainment throughout the afternoon. A children’s candlelight parade (starting at 1630) along Hamilton Road leads up to the Christmas lights switch on at 1700.

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Christmas in Felixstowe 5Tuesday 4 to Sunday 23 December
Santa's Ride around town with Rudolph
The Santa and Rudolph trailer will be making its tour of Felixstowe's streets and homes every December weekday evening between the 4-23 December (1800-2030).

In addition, they can be seen at Hamilton Road on Saturday 8 December (0930-1630), the Co-op car park on Saturday 15 December (0930-1630), Lidl in Garrison Lane on Sunday 16 December (0930-1630) and at Morrison's on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December (0930-1630). Download the complete route (in pdf format).

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Christmas in Felixstowe 4Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 December, Tuesday 1030-1900; Wednesday to Friday 1030-1700; Saturday 1030-1600
Charity Christmas Tree Festival
A wonderful display of decorated and glittering Christmas trees from various local charities and organisations.

Held at The Salvation Army in Cobbold Road.

Also assortment of stalls and refreshments. Grand opening by the Mayor on Tuesday at 1800, including a short carol service.

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Christmas in Felixstowe 7Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 December, Thursday to Saturday 1100-1900; Sunday 1000-1800
Felixstowe Ice Rink
Synthetic rink at Great Eastern Square provided by Felixstowe Town Council and sponsored by the East of England Cooperative.

Grand opening by the Mayor on Thursday 20 December at 1100.

There will also be rides for smaller children and stalls serving food and drinks. Admission free (including free skating).

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Christmas in Felixstowe 6Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January, various timings (please click on the link for full details)
Sleeping Beauty
This year's big panto at The Spa Pavilion.

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty from the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company.

A magical experience of laughter, glittering costumes and plenty of 'he's behind you' for all the family.

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Christmas in Felixstowe 3Tuesday 25 December, 1000
St. Elizabeth Hospice: Christmas Day Dip
Are you brave enough to join the early morning dip on Christmas Day?

At 1000 hundreds of brave and adventurous Hospice supporters will take part in the annual Christmas Day Dip.

There will also be hundreds of spectators cheering the dippers on so why not come along with your family and join in the fun.

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Christmas in Felixstowe 9Where to see Santa:

- Visit him in his wonderful grotto at the Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Lighting Up Day on Saturday 1 December.
- Enjoy Tea with Santa at Goslings Farm Shop, Garden Centre and Cafe in Trimley St. Martin from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December.
- Watch out for Santa's Ride around town with Rudolph. A tour of Felixstowe's streets and homes from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 23 December, plus special all day visits to Hamilton Road (Sat 8 Dec), the Co-op (Sat 15 Dec), Lidl in Garrison Lane (Sun 16 Dec) and Morrison's (Sat 22 and Sun 23 Dec).
- Santa will also be joining in the fun at the Trimley St. Mary Christmas Tree Switch On (Friday 30 November); Seaton Road Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar (Saturday 1 December); and the Kirton Church Christmas Bazaar (Saturday 15 December).

Christmas in Felixstowe 10Christmas Lights:

Glittering decorations and trees. Take the whole family and see them switched-on... Trimley St. Mary (Friday 30 November); Felixstowe Town Centre (Saturday 1 December); and Kirton (Friday 7 December).

Christmas in Felixstowe 11Festive Music:

Our pick of the musical treats to enjoy. Join the Mayor for his Charity Christmas Concert (Saturday 1 December); the sounds of The Big Band at Christmas at The Spa Pavilion (Sunday 9 December); or a wonderful new version of 'Handel's Messiah' from The Dorian Singers (Saturday 8 December). Our local choirs are holding Christmas concerts: Orwell Connection (Tuesday 11 December); and Felixstowe Harmonies with their 'Good Old Music Hall Days' (Saturday 8 December). Start 2019 in style with the annual Music in Felixstowe - New Year's Viennese Gala (Tuesday 1 January).

Christmas in Felixstowe 12Gifts Galore:

Turn back time and explore the Victorian Christmas Market inside the magnificent St. John's Church on Saturday 1 December. Visit the Christmas Craft and Gift Fair at Goslings Farm Shop in Trimley St. Martin from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 December - plus 'real' Christmas trees and seasonal produce.

Christmas in Felixstowe 13The Real Meaning of Christmas:

'Christmas is not Christmas' without a visit to our wonderful churches and chapels for traditional children's crib services, Midnight Mass or a wonderful carol concert. Check out our 'Events Diary' for full details.