Celebrate Christmas in Great Yarmouth with these Festive Events

Celebrate Christmas in Great Yarmouth with these Festive Events

If you are lucky enough to be heading to Great Yarmouth this festive season you are in for a real treat. There are so many fun things going on in Great Yarmouth which will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit.

Merrivale Miniature Village

Merrivale Miniature Village have a very important and huge guest this December. From 18th – 23rd December you can visit a Santa in his man-sized grotto in the beautiful gardens of Merrivale. Decorated with special illuminations and animations you don’t want to miss this. As well as the Santa Meet and Greet you can do a spot of Christmas shopping in the gift shop. Also enjoy the usual delights that Merrivale has to offer. From the miniature English countryside, farm, sports stadium, zoo, holiday park and country club, the vintage slot machines, mini golf,  amongst other landmarks it makes for a lovely day out.

Merrivale Miniature Village is open 10am – 5pm from 13th to 23rd December.

For an all inclusive ticket that includes entry to Miniature Village Entry, Meet and greet with Santa and
access to the Christmas Gardens costs £12.99 for under threes, £15.99 for over 3s and £4.99 for adults.

If you are visiting the Christmas Gardens, tickets cost £4.99 per person for ages 3 years+.

To book tickers call 01493 842097 or visit

Hippodrome Circus’ Christmas Spectacular

The circus is back in town…well for the lucky residents of Great Yarmouth it is. The Hippodrome circus will be delighting audiences with its ‘Christmas Spectacular’ this year. Running from 11th December 2021 to 9th January 2022.

Not only can you witness the famous Water Spectacular featuring synchronised swimmers and fountains. Be wowed as the stages turns into a gigantic swimming pool. You can enjoy watching an amazing line up of internationally circus performers, aerialists, acrobatics and daring stunts!  Not forgetting comedy duo Jack Jay and Ben Langley who will keep everyone laughing with their hilarious performance.

Taking place in the iconic atmospheric 1903 auditorium. The Hippodrome Circus Christmas Spectacular will be running from 11th December 2021 to 9th January 2022. Prices are £22 for adults and £13 per child. Booking can be made online or via the box office by calling 01493 738877 (open Mon – Sat from 11am to 4pm) or

Christmas in the Parks

Three parks in Great Yarmouth will be transformed into Winter Wonderlands as part of the ‘Christmas in the Parks’ events. St Georges Park, Priory Gardens in Gorleston and The Venetian Waterways will become a festive wonder with twinkly lights, Christmas markets, delicious food and drinks and entertainment will make for a good experience. You can even visit Sant’s grotto in The Venetian Waterways. Festive themed transport will also be available linking the Yarmouth venues together.

Christmas markets will run from 26th – 28th November and from 1st to 5th December. For more information visit


Which Christmas event will you be visiting this year?


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