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Winter at Snape Maltings

With pumpkin trails, Christmas markets, festive theatre and Father Christmas himself making a visit, Snape Maltings is the ideal place to head in autumn and winter...

Throughout October, November and December, there's a range of special events and activities taking place guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

Snape Maltings Pumpkin Trail - Friday 19th – Friday 26th October

Pick up a Pumpkin Trail map from the Visitor Centre or Little Rascals and find the pumpkins around Snape Maltings. The Pumpkin Trail ends in Little Rascals where a small prize for children will be waiting! There’s also a chance to enter a free prize draw. To enter, please complete the peep in touch card provided. Have fun!

Christmas Shopping - From Monday 6 October

Christmas arrives at Snape Maltings on Monday 6th October and the award-winning independent shops are filled with all things festive. House & Garden has everything you need for the perfect Christmas, from decorations and trees to table settings and cosy blankets, while The Food Hall and Pantry is packed with delicious and local artisan treats for the food-lover in your life. Find unique gifts in the Craft Shop, toys and treats in Little Rascals and everything you need to make your gifts looks perfect in Books and Cards.

Christmas in the Food Hall

Festive hampers will be available from October – December in the Food Hall at Snape Maltings. Choose from a pre-selected hamper or customise your own. There will also be festive tastings throughout the season – please check the website for more information.

Christmas Spectacular: The Nutcracker - Friday 7th – Sunday 16th December

Co-op Juniors present their annual Christmas Spectacular on the Concert Hall stage. With a cast of 100, a live orchestra and dazzling costumes and effects, you won’t want to miss this huge dose of Christmas magic. 

The Maltings Gallery

Currently featuring an exhibition from Suffolk-based artist Emma Green (which also extends to an installation in The Dovecote) until Monday 5th November. On Saturday 3rd November, jeweller Alex Monroe will be joining us for a morning to share his stories, showcase his new collection and indulge in a Pump Street pastry (places are limited, tickets must be pre-booked).

From 8th November, head to the Maltings Gallery, where a curated selection of works from local artist and makers – reflecting the winter season in paintings, ceramics, glass, wood and jewellery – are all eminently giftable.

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Christmas Weekend - Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd December

A weekend of music for the whole family, including Handel’s uplifting Messiah, a Christmas sing-along of much-loved festive hits led by Snape Maltings’ own choir, and Irish folk singer Cara Dillon. Christmas classic The Snowman returns to the Concert Hall (in a programme with Babar the Little Elephant narrated by Zeb Soanes) – experience the magic on a big screen accompanied by live orchestra.

Father Christmas arrives at Snape - Friday 21st December, 12pm

Bring the whole family to Snape for this wonderful festive spectacle as Father Christmas arrives at Snape Maltings by historic Thames sailing barge. After arriving at the quay at Snape Maltings, Father Christmas will make his way to House and Garden where there will be the opportunity for children to meet him.

Special Christmas Farmers’ Market - Saturday 22nd December 9.30am – 1pm

The Christmas Farmers’ Market offers locally sourced fresh produce as part of Snape Maltings’ Christmas season. The market has a wonderful bustling atmosphere and provides easy access for people to buy high quality, local foods and treats for Christmas direct from Suffolk’s artisan producers located at a world class music venue. It provides the chance to talk to producers directly and find out about where they source their ingredients from and the passions for good food that drive their businesses. There will also be the monthly Farmers’ Market on Saturday 1st December.

For more information, visit www.snapemaltings.co.uk/season/christmas



Events

Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on the Farm

Woodbridge | Sat 01st - Mon 24th Dec 2018

A Christmas wonderland on the farm.


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Santa's Grotto at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Santa's Grotto at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge | Sat 08th - Sun 09th Dec 2018, Sat 15th - Sun 16th Dec 2018

Following on from the huge success of last year The Suffolk Punch Trust are running Santa's Grotto again!

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Christmas Spectacular! 2018: The Nutcracker

Christmas Spectacular! 2018: The Nutcracker

Snape | Fri 07th - Sun 16th Dec 2018

Presented by The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

A magical musical version of Clara and The Nutcracker

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Christmas Party Night at High Lodge

Christmas Party Night at High Lodge

Halesworth | Sat 08th Dec 2018

Perfect for a Christmas works do or grab your friends and family and party the night away on one of our two Christmas Party Nights. Two Course Meal & Disco

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Christmas Casino Party Night

Christmas Casino Party Night

Halesworth | Sat 15th Dec 2018

Three Course Meal, Casino & Disco-Dress To Impress

Perfect for a Christmas works do or grab your friends and family and party the night away on one of our two Christmas Party Nights.

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Big Band at Christmas at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Big Band at Christmas at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Felixstowe | Sun 09th Dec 2018

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas - A Five Star Swing Big Band!!

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As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need” .Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment

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A Christmas Recital at The Red House

A Christmas Recital at The Red House

Aldeburgh | Fri 14th Dec 2018

Get in the festive spirit with a Christmas recital featuring soprano Nazan Fikret.

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Christmas Carols at The Red House

Christmas Carols at The Red House

Aldeburgh | Tue 18th Dec 2018

Join The Red House for a festive sing-a-long of Christmas carols!

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Fawlty Towers Christmas Special at Ufford Park

Fawlty Towers Christmas Special at Ufford Park

Woodbridge | Thu 06th Dec 2018

A great night not to be missed!

Join Ufford Park for the dinner event of the year which combines a sumptuous three-course meal and classic comedy action.

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The Nutcracker at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

The Nutcracker at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Lowestoft | Wed 31st Oct 2018

An Eternal Seasonal Favourite, 

Russian National Ballet returns to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker

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Christmas Memories at The Marina Theatre

Christmas Memories at The Marina Theatre

Lowestoft | Thu 22nd Nov 2018

Neil Sands Is Back With An Afternoon of Festive Nostalgia

Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast are back with the 2018 production of their hit show, taking us all back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.

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Christmas Tours at Otley Hall

Christmas Tours at Otley Hall

Ipswich | Thu 13th - Fri 14th Dec 2018

Looking for something different to start your Christmas Celebrations?

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The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at The Marina Theatre

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at The Marina Theatre

Lowestoft | Thu 13th Dec 2018 - Tue 01st Jan 2019

Fly Away To Never Land!

Hoist the mainsail for ship-loads of Pantomime-style nautical naughtiness as The Marine Theatre hooks up with the boy who never grew up in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

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Christmas Ladies Lunch at The White Lion Hotel

Christmas Ladies Lunch at The White Lion Hotel

Aldeburgh | Mon 12th Nov 2018

Join The White Lion for a lesson in Christmas Truffle Making with celebrity chef Emma Crowhurst.

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