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Thursday 23rd May 2013
Great Yarmouth is set for three special Market days later this month, as part of national Love Your Local Market fortnight (May 15 – 29). A ‘food festival’ will kick off the celebration of Great Yarmouth...
Thursday 23rd May 2013
St. Georges Theatre welcomes the Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival as it’s venue for 2013.  The annual event, now in its 7th year, will be hosted at St. Georges from 23rd to 26th May. Over 50 different ales from a...
Saturday 27th April 2013
On the Saturday 27th April before St. Georges Day, the Town Centre Partnership i s  h o s t i n g  a  childrens crafts making workshop  a n d  p a r a d e. Jankie D's Community Workshops will be providing...
Thursday 5th April 2012
Easter crafts workshop and Egg hunt in the town centre. Easter bonnet and crafts making with Jankie D's Community Workshops plus an Easter Egg Hunt - follow the trail and find all the hidden eggs posters and receive a large...
Wednesday 21st December 2011
Christmas carol singing and a brass band create the festive atmosphere as the shopping frenzy continues with shops open until 8.30pm on the last late night shopping evening before Christmas Day. Free parking after 4pm in all...
Wednesday 14th December 2011
One lucky person will leave Great Yarmouth town centre Wednesday night with £500 of goodies and gift vouchers. The prize is being offered as a free to enter prize draw being held as part of the late night shopping event in...
Wednesday 7th December 2011
A spectacular Christmas Tree and Crib Festival is being held in St. Nicholas Church from 7th to 10th December. The Festival will be open daily from 10am to 4pm with a late night opening until 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th December to...
 

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EVENTS
24.11.17 - Christmas Light Switch-On
Christmas in Great Yarmouth gets officially underway on Friday as Her Worship the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Kerry Robinson Payne, takes to the stage to switch on the towns festive illuminations and Christmas tree lights. The Mayor will be joined by her special guest, the Michelin Star Celebrity Chef Galton Blackiston, to assist her in pushing down the all important Christmas Lights plunger.  The ceremony will form part of an evening of entertainment from 5.30pm with live music and a roof top firework display that coincides with the first day of the annual Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre and the opening of the real ice rink in the town centre. The entertainment takes place on The Beach Soundstage which has been moved this year along with the Christmas Tree to the market place on the north side of the covered market as its normal location in the market square is occupied by the real ice rink. There will be live singing and dancing from local theatre and dance schools ‘Centre Stage’ and ‘Iceni’ plus some upbeat Christmas tunes from top local pop artists Penny Hannant and Gaby Starbuck to warm up the crowd ahead of the countdown shortly before 7pm. Making the introductions and keeping an eye on the time will be The Beach, Radio Norwich and North Norfolk Radio presenters Rob Chandler and Paul Carter. Rob makes a welcome return to the Christmas Lights event having presented it for a number of years with former radio colleague Chrissie Jackson. Her Worship the Mayor and special guests will take to the stage to join in the countdown which will take place at 7.00pm with the switch on of the Christmas Lights immediately followed by a fantastic pyrotechnic display from the roof of Market Gates shopping centre. The live music will continue after the fireworks with a performance from the Invidia Voices Choir whilst town centre shops and Christmas Fayre stalls in the Minster and on the market place will be open until 8pm.   Free parking is available in all Borough Council town centre car parks from 4.00pm (except the Market Place) and the ice rink will be open for last admissions until 9pm.
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