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What's On in December

There's a jam-packed programme of events taking place across The Suffolk Coast this December...


For full event listings, check out our 'What's On' guide, or take a look below to discover places to go and things to see this Christmas.

Indulge at a festive food workshop, learn how to make a Christmas wreath, wrap up warm and join a guided walk, stock up on local produce and gifts at one of the many Christmas markets, join in with carol singing and boo and cheer at a pantomime!

There's something for everyone this December!

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Vintage Market - Woodbridge

Vintage Market - Woodbridge

Woodbridge |

Enjoy seeking out Vintage treasures?  Then Head to the beautiful Market Town of Woodbridge,Suffolk for this fantastic Vintage Market

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Christmas at Africa Alive!

Christmas at Africa Alive!

Kessingland |

Enjoy some festive fun at Africa Alive!

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Wickham Market - Monthly Market

Wickham Market - Monthly Market

Wickham Market |

Come to Wickham Market on Wednesday for it's Monthly Market Day.

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Wickham Market - Christmas Market 2016

Wickham Market - Christmas Market 2016

Wickham Market | Wed 07th Dec 2016

Head to Wickham Market for this truly festive Market on Wednesday 7th December 2016.

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Jazz East @ The Alex

Jazz East @ The Alex

Felixstowe |

Jazz East has its home at The Alex Brasserie in the lovely seaside town of Felixstowe. It's a Sunday evening club that brings some of the UK's greatest jazz musicians to Felixstowe.

World class music, a great atmosphere, and free entrance - the best Sunday night out for miles around!

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Heath Walks at RSPB Minsmere

Heath Walks at RSPB Minsmere

Saxmundham |

A walk around the lovely RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, right by the sea, home to some of Suffolk’s greatest wildlife.

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Health Walks at North Warren

Health Walks at North Warren

Aldeburgh |

A beautiful circular walk from Thorpeness taking in the RSPB North Warren nature reserve.

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The Snow Queen - a frozen Christmas Spectacular

The Snow Queen - a frozen Christmas Spectacular

Snape | Fri 02nd - Sun 11th Dec 2016

Come and enjoy this years Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 2nd - 11th December 2016.

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Woodbridge Annual Carol Service

Woodbridge Annual Carol Service

Woodbridge | Wed 21st Dec 2016

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge host their annual Carol Service on Market Hill on Wednesday 21st December at 6:45 on Market Hill.

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Winter Seasonal Dinner Parties

Winter Seasonal Dinner Parties

Framlingham | Thu 08th Dec 2016

Enjoy the Winter Seasonal Dinner Parties course at The Food Hub Cookery School and learn to create a dinner party with restaurant style dishes, a focus on seasonal ingredients, presentation, taste and importantly timing so you can host as well as cook.

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Christmas Bread Workshop

Christmas Bread Workshop

Framlingham | Tue 20th Dec 2016

Join Sue Hudson on a wonderful Christmas bread-making workshop at The Food Hub Cookery School. She will teach you a range of Christmas baking treats for the festive season. Book early for this popular workshop!

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Christmas Flowers & Foodie Gifts

Christmas Flowers & Foodie Gifts

Framlingham | Sat 17th Dec 2016

The Food Hub Cookery School presents a day of Christmas flowers and foodie gifts with Naomi of Rose and Berry Flowers. This is the perfect course for anyone who wants to create something special for their festive celebrations. 

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Santa’s Burger Night

Santa’s Burger Night

Ipswich | Fri 23rd Dec 2016

Head to the Suffolk Food Hall for this fun seasonal event on 23rd December 2016.

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Christmas Craft parties at Suffolk Food Hall

Christmas Craft parties at Suffolk Food Hall

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Lots of festive fun has been arranged for your little ones at the Suffolk Food Hall.  

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The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza starring The Osmonds

The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza starring The Osmonds

Felixstowe | Fri 16th Dec 2016

Come and enjoy an evening of  seasonal entertainment at The Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on 16th December 2016.

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Handel's Messiah at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Handel's Messiah at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape | Fri 16th Dec 2016

Aldeburgh Music opens its' Christmas Weekend with Handel’s rousing oratorio, a cornerstone of the festive season.

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Christmas at Landguard Fort

Christmas at Landguard Fort

Felixstowe | Sun 11th Dec 2016

Come and enjoy Christmas at Landguard Fort on Saturday 11th December.

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Santa Saves Christmas

Santa Saves Christmas

Felixstowe | Wed 21st Dec 2016

Join Fairy Flossy and Pompom the Penguin as they meet Father Christmas himself at his home in the North Pole and help Santa Save Christmas! On stage at The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe.

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Sing Christmas with Aldeburgh Music

Sing Christmas with Aldeburgh Music

Snape | Sat 17th Dec 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town! Come and help us raise the roof as we sing a mix of carols and classic Christmas songs in the beautiful Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

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Father Christmas arrives by Thames Barge!

Father Christmas arrives by Thames Barge!

Snape | Sat 17th Dec 2016

Bring the whole family to Snape for this wonderful festive spectacle as Father Christmas arrives at Snape Maltings by historic Thames sailing barge.


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BBC Big Band at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

BBC Big Band at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape | Sat 17th Dec 2016

Join the acclaimed BBC Big Band for a fun-filled programme of festive favourites with a twist of swing.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

Snape | Sun 18th Dec 2016

With a double bill of films for children featuring composer Howard Blake’s evocative scores and live orchestral accompaniment, this is the perfect way to round off the Christmas Weekend at Aldeburgh Music. 

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Halesworth Christmas Market

Halesworth Christmas Market

Halesworth | Sat 10th Dec 2016

Head to the medieval Market Place in Halesworth for this new seasonal event on 10th December 2016.

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Woodbridge Vintage and Modern Market

Woodbridge Vintage and Modern Market

Woodbridge | Sat 10th Dec 2016

Promising some seasonal shopping with a difference, the last Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market of 2016 takes place on Saturday 10th December from 9.30am to 4pm.

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Snape Maltings Christmas Farmers' Market

Snape Maltings Christmas Farmers' Market

Snape | Fri 23rd Dec 2016

Head to Snape and come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest Christmas food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products.

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Christmas Late Night Shopping - Felixstowe Unwrapped!

Christmas Late Night Shopping - Felixstowe Unwrapped!

Felixstowe |

Bring the whole family along to Felixstowe and enjoy the festive late night shopping atmosphere.

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New Years Eve at the Ivy House Country Hotel

New Years Eve at the Ivy House Country Hotel

Oulton Broad | Sat 31st Dec 2016

Come to Oulton Broad and celebrate the New Year with a delicious dinner and entertainment.

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WaW Christmas Special - The Aquarium

WaW Christmas Special - The Aquarium

Lowestoft | Sun 18th Dec 2016

Head to Lowestoft for this Christmas WaW Wrestling Event.

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The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker - The Cut

The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker - The Cut

Halesworth | Sun 11th Dec 2016

Head to Halesworth for some lively festive entertainment.

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Christmas Wreath Making - The Suffolk Punch Trust

Christmas Wreath Making - The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge | Fri 09th Dec 2016

Head to Hollesley for a creative wreath making day.

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New Years Eve Casino Night at The Waveney House Hotel

New Years Eve Casino Night at The Waveney House Hotel

Beccles | Sat 31st Dec 2016

Head to Beccles for a thrilling Casino evening for New Years Eve.

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St Elizabeth Hospice -Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip 2016

St Elizabeth Hospice -Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip 2016

Felixstowe | Sun 25th Dec 2016

Head to Felixstowe and start your Christmas Day with a splash on The Suffolk Coast.

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Carols around the Fireplace

Carols around the Fireplace

Woodbridge |

Bring the whole family to Tranmere House at The National Trust Sutton Hoo site for a vintage Christmas experience. 

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Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Wickham Market

Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Wickham Market

Wickham Market | Thu 08th - Sat 17th Dec 2016

Head to Wickham Market for some festive Christmas shopping.

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Christmas Street Food Sunday at The Table

Christmas Street Food Sunday at The Table

Woodbridge | Sun 18th Dec 2016

Head to The Table in Woodbridge for this special Christmas Street Food Sunday on 18th December.

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Winter and Christmas Singing Workshop

Winter and Christmas Singing Workshop

Beccles | Sat 10th Dec 2016

This informative workshop teaches traditional and modern festive and Christmas songs as well as ethnic deep midwinter folk songs and melodies. 

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