As we hurtle towards December, thoughts turn to the festivities; carol services, Christmas fairs and of course, the annual lights switch ons! Our guide has all you need to know to plan a Christmas season that's full of festive fun!
Beccles Christmas lights switch on really is an event not to be missed! The town will be a hive of festive activity on Friday 30th November with food and craft stalls in the main square, a Christmas tree trail, the Hungate Church Christmas tree festival, live on-stage entertainment throughout the evening, funfair and of course, the grand switching on of the lights at 6pm.
Events start in the town at 5.30pm.For more information and full programme of events, visit: www.beccleschristmaslights.co.uk
The riverside town of Woodbridge will be holding their big switch on, on Friday 30th November in the Market Square. It's a great opportunity to start (or finish!) your Christmas shopping too as shops will be staying open for late night shopping from 6pm to 8pm. There will be live music, food stalls and refreshments with the lights on the main Christmas tree in the square being switched on at 7pm by the Mayor.
The following week on Sunday 2nd December, the town will be holding it's famous Christmas Fair - with some of Suffolk's finest food & drinks producers and craftsmen selling their wares - the perfect festive day out!
For more information visit www.choosewoodbridge.co.uk/event/woodbridge-christmas-lights-switch
The 3-day festivities begin in Framlingham on Friday 30th November from 5pm - 8pm on Market Hill, with the official Christmas tree light switch on event. There's an evening of live entertainment on offer plus late night shopping and oodles of Christmas magic, plus the arrival of Father Christmas!
The fun continues throughout the weekend with Framingham's Christmas Tree Festival in St Michael's Church on Saturday 1st December. The Christmas and charity market takes place on Sunday 2nd December from 10am - 3pm on Market Hill where you can purchase handmade gifts and local produce.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/752189805148511/
The seaside town of Lowestoft will be switching on their Christmas lights on Saturday 1st December. Activities begin at 3pm, with live entertainment on the stage in the centre of the town.
In the midst of the excitement those cheeky little elves have been causing mischief in the town and your help is needed from 3pm - 4pm to find the four missing elves which have hidden themselves within Lowestoft shops. You can pick up an entry form from the Beach Patrol which will be located next to the stage in Lowestoft town centre, find the Elves and record their name on the entry form along with your details, then hand back into the beach Patrol and at 4pm the lucky winner will be selected at random and be this years star guest turning on the Christmas lights.
For more information, visit: www.discoverlowestoft.co.uk/events/light-switch-on-806/
Christmas is kicked off in style in Felixstowe! Christmas is a magical time of year in Felixstowe, the official Christmas Lights switch on and Craft Market takes place on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 5pm. The Lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Felixstowe from the event stage at the Triangle, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.
You can start your Christmas shopping too as there will be a fantastic range of gift, food and charity stalls all along Hamilton Road to the Triangle Canopy. Santa’s Grotto, carol singing and live entertainment will also be taking place throughout the afternoon as well as a magical children’s candlelight parade, starting at 4.40pm, leading up to the switch on.
From Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd December, the ice rink will also be in town at Great Eastern Square on Hamilton Road. You can don your skate from 10am - 6pm daily and also enjoy the snow machine, festive music and food and drink stalls.
For more information, visit: http://www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk/whats-on/events-diary/felixstowe-christmas-craft-market-and-lighting-up-day-2/
Saturday 6th December is the big switch on at Reydon Corner (just outside Southwold). Lights will be switched on at 6pm, plus there will be the blessing of the crib. Get into the festive spirit listen to the handbell ringers and join in with carols around the tree. Santa himself will even be making an appearance!
If the weather is soggy, then this will take place in Reydon Village Hall.
The town's Christmas Festival takes place on Friday 7th December, with festivities taking place along the High Street including carol singing, Christmas music and entertainment from 4.30pm - 7pm, with the lights being switched on at 5.30pm.
You can buy stocking fillers and festive fayre at the market and visit Santa in his grotto too!