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Where to see Santa on The Suffolk Coast

The festive season is in full swing; the lights have been lit, the mulled wine sipped and Father Christmas is making his way to The Suffolk Coast to meet excited boys and girls. 

Put these dates in your diary and stop by to say hello to old Saint Nick!

Christmas at Africa Alive! - Until 17th December

Father Christmas will be arriving in his Grotto at Africa Alive! on Saturday 2nd December and will be greeting children every weekend until the 17th December. To add to the festivities, a range of craft stalls will be selling gifts and there will be animal handling sessions in the Discovery Centre.

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Easton Farm Park Christmas Special - Until 17th December

A Christmas treat that the whole family will enjoy! The two and a half hour experience at Easton Farm Park includes a magical sleigh ride to meet the animals, a gift from Father Christmas and children's party food. Grown ups can also enjoy tea or coffee, a slice of cake or one of the farm's delicious sausage rolls. Afterwards, head to the park to handle and feed the animals followed and let the children play on the softplay and adventure play areas. 

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Santa Tram at East Anglia Transport Museum - Until 23rd December

Climb aboard the Santa Tram at East Anglia Transport Museum on weekends in December and travel through a winter wonderland to meet Santa and his elves. Afterwards, take a step back in time and ride on the Trolleybus and railway. 

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Wickham Market Christmas Market - 13th December

Taking place on The Hill in the village on Wednesday 13th December, the Christmas Market starts at 8.30am and continues throughout the day with live entertainment, food, market stalls and a visit from Father Christmas at 11am and at 3pm, head to the Christmas Tree to join in with the Christmas Carols. 

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Christmas Weekend at Snape Maltings - 15th December - 17th December 

The festive events kick off at Snape Maltings on Friday 15th December with Fantasia on Christmas Carols in the Concert Hall. On Saturday 16th December, Father Christmas will be arriving at 12.30pm by Thames Barge and making his way to the House & Garden Shop where children can meet him. There's a range of festive craft activities on offer too, including the BBC Radio Suffolk Carol Concert at 4pm. On Sunday 16th The Snowman & Paddington Bear's first concert will take place in the concert hall on the big screen, accompanies by a live orchestra. 

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Christmas at Landguard Fort - Saturday 16th December

A packed afternoon of festive fun takes place in the Grade I listed Landguard Fort on Saturday 16th December. Book your tickets to see Father Christmas in his Grotto and take part in the quiz trail complete with snow machine and storytelling. Around the Fort there will be craft and gift stalls plus food available including a hog roast and Indian dishes plus carols and music to get you in the festive mood. Finish the day by joining in the fun at the Lockerbillies Rock and Roll Christmas Party from 5pm - 7pm. 

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Aladdin - Pantomime!

Aladdin - Pantomime!

Felixstowe | Sat 23rd Dec 2017 - Sun 07th Jan 2018

Your wish has been granted! The most magical story of them all returns to The Spa in 2017/18.

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Wheelchair Accessible


Floral Art Workshop: Christmas Table Piece

Floral Art Workshop: Christmas Table Piece

Snape | Thu 14th Dec 2017

Create a stunning table piece from seasonal materials with Helen Newman at Snape Maltings.

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Floral Art Workshop - Christmas Wreath at Snape Maltings

Floral Art Workshop - Christmas Wreath at Snape Maltings

Snape | Thu 14th Dec 2017

Helen Newman guides you through making a stunning festive door wreath.

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Aladdin

Aladdin

Lowestoft | Wed 13th Dec 2017 - Mon 01st Jan 2018

Fasten your seat belts for a magical carpet ride to Old Peking where soap-sud silliness has got Widow Twankey and her sons Aladdin and Wishee-Washee in a lather!Aladdin runs at the Marina Theatre for 32 amazing performances full of Eastern promise!

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Wheelchair Accessible


A Christmas Recital

A Christmas Recital

Aldeburgh | Fri 08th Dec 2017

Join us for a festive-themed recital in the intimate setting of Britten’s Library with harpist Olivia Jageurs who was recently shortlisted for a 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society award for her social media project 15 second harp.

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Scratch Choir: A Ceremony of Carols

Scratch Choir: A Ceremony of Carols

Aldeburgh | Fri 15th Dec 2017

Come and sing Britten’s most festive piece accompanied by harp.

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Christmas Carols at The Red House

Christmas Carols at The Red House

Aldeburgh | Tue 19th Dec 2017

Join this sing-a-long of Christmas carols in the run up to the festive season.

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Christmas Parties at Woodhall Manor

Christmas Parties at Woodhall Manor

Woodbridge |

Come along for an unforgettable evening party, full of glitz and glamour. Party in style at the 1920s Themed Party Nights, or in the Manor House with a traditional Christmas 3-Course Banquet, complete with all the trimmings and decorations.

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Santa Tram

Santa Tram

Lowestoft | Sat 16th Dec 2017, Sun 17th Dec 2017, Thu 21st Dec 2017, Fri 22nd Dec 2017, Sat 23rd Dec 2017

All aboard for an unforgettable trip into the East Anglia Transport Museum's woodland winter wonderland to visit Santa Claus and his helpers!

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Christmas Parties at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Christmas Parties at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Felixstowe | Fri 01st - Sat 23rd Dec 2017

Fantastic Spa Pavilion Party Deals. Select either Dine and Dance or a Show.

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The Rat Pack Live! Christmas Party at The Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

The Rat Pack Live! Christmas Party at The Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Felixstowe | Sun 10th Dec 2017

The Rat Pack Christmas Party is back!

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Easton Farm Park Christmas Special

Easton Farm Park Christmas Special

Wickham Market | Sat 16th - Sun 17th Dec 2017

The Easton Farm Park Christmas special will warm your heart as you see the youngsters enjoying the whole experience.

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Dog friendly


Christmas at Landguard Fort Felixstowe

Christmas at Landguard Fort Felixstowe

Felixstowe | Sat 16th Dec 2017

Now in its third year the popular event draws huge crowds to the Grade I listed Fort in Felixstowe, Suffolk. This year’s event  promises another fun-packed festive afternoon for the whole family.

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Christmas Weekend at Snape Maltings

Christmas Weekend at Snape Maltings

Snape | Fri 15th - Sun 17th Dec 2017

The programme includes, The Snowman and Paddington Bear’s First Concert with live orchestra, BBC Radio Suffolk’s Carol Concert (in aid of BBC Children in Need) and performances from Norwich Cathedral Choir, Aldeburgh Voices and The Suffolk Ensemble.

There’ll also be fun family activities around the site including workshops, storytelling sessions and a trail.

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Felixstowe Ice Rink

Felixstowe Ice Rink

Felixstowe | Wed 20th - Sat 23rd Dec 2017

Felixstowe Ice Rink - Great Eastern Square enjoy some ice skating this Christmas in Felixstowe.

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Christmas Showcase at Snape Maltings

Christmas Showcase at Snape Maltings

Snape | Fri 17th Nov - Fri 22nd Dec 2017

The Lettering Arts Centre opens its Christmas exhibition, a stunning collection of hand-made works designed and made by the UK's leading lettering artists.

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Christmas Farmers Market at Snape Maltings 2017

Christmas Farmers Market at Snape Maltings 2017

Snape | Sat 23rd Dec 2017

The finale of the season of events at Snape Maltings is the special Christmas Farmers’ Market which offers locally sourced fresh produce and artisan products.

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Christmas Wreath Workshop at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Christmas Wreath Workshop at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge | Sat 09th Dec 2017

Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath in our annual Wreath Workshop


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Christmas Wreath Making at Sutton Hoo

Christmas Wreath Making at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge | Sat 16th - Sun 17th Dec 2017

Go along and decorate your own traditional wreath at Sutton Hoo this Christmas.

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Lowestoft Christmas Spectacular

Lowestoft Christmas Spectacular

Lowestoft | Fri 08th Dec 2017

Head to Lowestoft for an evening of festive family fun at the Christmas Spectacular on Friday 8th December. 

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Asaph Christmas Concert at St Johns Church Woodbridge

Asaph Christmas Concert at St Johns Church Woodbridge

Woodbridge | Sat 16th Dec 2017

Asaph Christmas Concert.

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Christmas with Christina Johnston at Aldeburgh Parish Church

Christmas with Christina Johnston at Aldeburgh Parish Church

Aldeburgh | Sat 23rd Dec 2017

Classical chart topper Christina Johnston brings you the Spirit of Chirstmas.

Christina had the great pleasure of  working with the very talented composer, Matthew Sheeran (Ed Sheeran’s brother), and his composition will feature on her New Christmas EP called "Christmas with Christina Johnston".

You can hear her singing Matthew's piece live on December 23rd at 4pm at Aldeburgh Parish Church in her special Christmas concert.

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