Great Yarmouth Event Information

Santa's Arrival

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Santa arrives in Great Yarmouth town centre this Saturday 2nd December to take residence in his newly built Grotto next to the town centre real ice rink which opens at 11am Saturday. This will be the first time that Santa’s Grotto, which is organised by Market Gates Shopping Centre, has been built outside of the centre and forms part of the market square cluster of festive activities including the ice rink and Santa’s Post Office. Father Christmas will be transported to the market square courtesy of the Great Yarmouth Lions Santa and will arrive in the market place from around 10.30am. Having first checked in on his ‘Post Office’ outside Palmers department store, he will make a visit to the real ice rink where he will be welcomed by a troupe of ice dancers before making his way to the Grotto outside Boots where he will be until 4pm. Tickets for Santa’s Grotto, priced at £4, will be available from the ‘Elf Station’ adjacent Debenhams in Market Gates shopping centre. The Grotto will be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays then daily when schools finish until Saturday 23rd December.