Great Yarmouth Event Information

The Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Friday 25th November 2016 - Sunday 27th November 2016
Venue: Market Place and Great Yarmouth Minister

The annual festive craft and gift market takes over the Market Place and Great Yarmouth Minister. The Christmas Fayre will no dount get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed. More information will be posted over the coming months on @GreatYarmouthChristmasFayre facebook page, so make sure to like it on the link provided.

The fun will start on the Friday at 10am, when Cllr Malcolm Bird, the mayor, will lead the official opening ceremony at the Minster, home to around 25 handcraft stalls over the weekend. The opening ceremony will be heralded by a short performance from the Norwegian Lardal Kantori choir, who are performing a full concert at the Minster on the Saturday evening. The entertainment will then continue throughout the day with live musical performances by local schools. 

Over the three days of the fayre, there will be a wide range of special covered stalls in the Market Place, selling festive food, gifts and crafts, including toys, sweets, jewellery and chutneys.

On Saturday and Sunday, Santa’s Roadtrain will run a free shuttle service between the Market Place and the Minster, where there will be further craft stalls. And on the Friday and Saturday, shoppers will be able to buy seafood, meat, fruit, vegetables and other produce at the historic charter market.

The fayre will also feature free live performances in the Market Place, including by Great Yarmouth Brass and Paul Amer, who will be singing the Michael Bublé Christmas songbook. And there will be fun and frolics from walkabout characters, the Princesses, and Father Christmas and the Elves. Whilst in the market square there will be local artists performing on Saturday and Sunday.

The closing ceremony will take place on the Sunday, at 3.30pm, when Cllr Bird will lead a procession through the Market Place to the Minster, where there will be a further performance by the Lardal Kantori choir.

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