Magic of Christmas showcased in Great Yarmouth

Festive spirit is available in abundance this Christmas with a host of activities, shows and attractions on offer for all the family in the Great Yarmouth area.

Join Snowy’s Conservation Crew at SeaLife Great Yarmouth for a special artic Christmas adventure to learn about the North Pole and the animals that live there.

There will be an interactive trail through the aquarium, taking on the challenges and finding the answers, as well as learning about oceans and discovering the creatures inside the centre.

There’s a price for each child taking part in the trail.

Over at The Hippodrome, the spectacular Christmas circus and water show is back with Jack Jay and Ben Langley at the helm.

Described by many as a Norfolk tradition, the show is one of the biggest productions in Europe.

From the team who took you to Neverland last year, St Georges Theatre in Great Yarmouth is presenting the pantomime Robin Hood until New Years Eve.

It features laugh-out loud comedy, audience participation, dancing, singing and a dose of magic.

Dick Whittington hits the stage at The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston until January 6.

The new show from the all-new creative team will take audiences on a magical journey through the streets of London with Dick, his cat and the cheeky panto dame Sarah the Cook.

Elizabethan House on the South Quay will be having a special festive opening on Thursday (21) and Friday (22).

From noon until 4pm each day the house will be awash with Victorian decorations, crafts and festive refreshments.

The Britannia Pier, is holding a family Christmas party on Friday, December 22. Meet Santa, receive a present and enjoy the snow machine for just £5 a child.

If you fancy blowing away the cobwebs choose a winter beach walk in Scratby or Winterton where you might even spot a seal or two.

Or if you prefer animals of the larger variety, Thrigby Hall Wildlife and Gardens is open every day apart from Christmas Day, where you can spot Amur leopards, Sumatran tigers or a red panda.

Lyndon Bevan, Chairman of Visit Great Yarmouth, said there was something for everyone.

“From pantomimes to parties, to Christmas crafts and winter walks, we’ve got everything covered from the north of the borough to the south for people of all ages.

“After a successful year, which has seen our visitor numbers almost return to pre-pandemic days, it’s great to see the end of 2023 looking so bright.”

Asa Morrison, Chief Executive of Visit Great Yarmouth, added: “Our businesses work so hard to showcase all that we have on offer and this Christmas is no different. We are confident that our holidaymakers, day trippers and local residents will continue to support our fantastic entertainment, attractions and events, which are due to step up a gear as we move into 2024.”


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