Great Yarmouth Event Information

The Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Wednesday 1st December 2010 - Sunday 5th December 2010
Venue: Town Centre

 

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre 2010

From Wednesday 1st December to Sunday 5th December in St. Nicholas Parish Church, in the Market Place and at the Priory Centre, Great Yarmouth.

This annual FREE ENTRY Christmas craft and gifts event provides ample opportunity to find unique presents and speciality foods whilst enjoying a festive atmosphere in the heart of Great Yarmouth.

Five days of festive fun with a fantastic selection Craft, Food and gift stalls plus a Fun Fair, Donkey Reindeer, Festive Entertainment, Santa's Grotto and Christmas crafts workshops. The Christmas Fayre opens for it's first day at 10am on Wednesday 1st December until 8pm to coincide with the switching on of the town's Christmas Illuminations and then daily 10am to until 5pm until Sunday 5th December when it will close at 4pm.

What's happening and where:

St. Nicholas Church

Over 40 unique hand-made and specialist craft stalls open everyday from 10am including:

Handmade candles& holders,

Baby knitwear, pram sets, dressed dolls

Handmade pottery

Costume jewellery/retro sweets

digitially enhanced photos/original paintings/prints

steam powered pop pop boats

unframed prints and notecards

Handmade homeware and toiletries

Landscape paintings in oils

Gossamer flowers

Peelable suncatchers

Jewellery, handmade soaps & toiletries

Woodturning

Large platters, bowls, vases

Victorian boxes

Fairytale characters in polymer clay

Handmade fabric bags and furnishings

Delicious homemade cupcakes

Homeware and gifts

Gift sets of towels that look like cakes

Handmade silver jewellery

Educational toys made from wood

Handmade knitted toys, wooden toys

Market Place

Christmas Bazaar Marquee with a fantastic selection of Christmas gifts and goodies including

Gifts and Novelties

Jams, pickles and sauces

holistic magnatherapy

Decorated pots

Real Ales

Football memorabilia

Bottled Apple Juice

Seasonal Decorations

Wooden ornaments

Shell dishes

Bespoke handmade jewellery

Handmade sauces

Chocolates and confections

Gourmet Burgers

plus

Funfair with rides for all ages on the Market Place

plus

Great Yarmouth Market open all five days for some great bargains and world famous chips!

In the Priory Centre (Fri, Sat & Sun only)

Santa's Grotto

Christmas Crafts making workshops

Potters wheel ‘clay-throwing' workshop

Priory Café open all-weekend

What's happening and when:

Wednesday Dec 1st

Christmas Fayre open 10am to 8pm

Handcraft stalls in St. Nicolas Church

Christmas Gift, Food and Novelty stalls in the Market Place Marquee

Christmas Lights Switch-on at 7pm

Fireworks display at 8pm

Thursday Dec 2nd

Christmas Fayre open 10am to 5pm

Unique handcraft stalls in St. Nicholas Church

Christmas Gift, Food and Novelty stalls in the Market Place Marquee

School Carol Performances in St. Nicholas Church

Friday Dec 3rd

Christmas Fayre open 10am to 5pm

Unique handcraft stalls in St. Nicholas Church

Christmas Gift, Food and Novelty stalls in the Market Place Marquee

Santa's Grotto in the Priory Centre

Potters wheel ‘clay-throwing' workshop

School Carol performances in St. Nicholas Church

Saturday Dec 4th

Christmas Fayre open 10am to 5pm

Unique handcraft stalls in St. Nicholas Church

Christmas Gift, Food and Novelty stalls in the Market Place Marquee

Santa's Grotto in the Priory Centre

Potters wheel ‘clay-throwing' workshop

Children's Christmas Card making in the Priory Centre

Festive entertainment in St. Nicholas Church

Sunday Dec 5th

Christmas Fayre open 10am to 4pm

Unique handcraft stalls in St. Nicolas Church

Christmas Gift, Food and Novelty stalls in the Market Place Marquee

Santa's Grotto in the Priory Centre

Potters wheel ‘clay-throwing' workshop

Lantern Making workshop in the Priory Centre

Choir and Dance group in St Nicholas Church

Closing Parade lead by Father Christmas on his sleigh starts at 3pm, ending with a ceremony at St. Nicholas Church at 3.15pm

FREE CAR PARKING

Parking is free from 4pm every day in council-run town centre car parks and until Christmas parking on Sundays is free (including Market Gates) whilst on Saturdays up to and including 18th December parking will be free after 2pm at Fullers Hill, Brewery Plain and George Street car parks. King Street, Stonecutters and Greyfriars car parks will be 70p for up to one hour and £1.40 all day!

Information Files:
Christmas Fayre Information Leaflet
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Use any of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council town centre car parks and spend £10 or more in one transaction at participating retailers to get the equivalent cost of 1 hours parking discounted off your purchase*

*On redemption of voucher from ticket machine, T's&C's apply

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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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