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Christmas events and Santa’s Grottos in Suffolk

Christmas, ah here you come again in all your tinsel-wrapped glory.  The build-up to the festive season is upon us and in the spirit of embracing the twinkling glamour of it all, we have compiled a list of sparkling events coming up in Suffolk to get you in the Yuletide mood…

Christmas at Ickworth Estate

From Saturday 2 December – Tuesday 2nd January, join the National Trust as they transport Ickworth back to the Georgian period and hold a lavish evening at the theatre. Step into the Rotunda and revel in the glorious indulgence of festivities that await you, from a lavish dining set to immersive theatrical staging throughout. Be inspired by Georgian traditions and their love for a festive get together!

Father Christmas on the Farm

Easton Farm Park‘s invites you to a magical immersive Christmas journey, with enchanting experiences such as the Winter Wonderland Walk, Santa’s Stables, Mother Christmas’ Kitchen, craft activities, and an exclusive visit to meet Father Christmas on weekends in December 2023. Delight in the festive spirit and choose a special gift from the Toy Store to complete the joyous occasion

Santa Specials

On selected dates in December, The Mid Suffolk Light Railway offers Santa Specials offer enchanting steam-powered experiences, allowing you to embark on a magical journey with your children from Brockford Station to visit Santa at North Pole Halt

Christmas Spectacular!

The Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings is sure to immerse you in the festive spirit, featuring a dazzling array of music, dance, and stage magic presented by the award-winning musical theatre company, the Co-op Juniors. Mark your calendars for December 8th to December 17th, and join in the joyous celebration of the holiday season.

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

A Joyful Dickensian Christmas

From December 9th to 17th, Kentwell Hall transports you back to the enchanting year of 1869, the era of Dickens, weaving a vibrant tapestry of lively activities for all ages to enjoy as part of a unique Christmas experience.

A Joyful Dickensian Christmas

Father Christmas sails into Snape Quay

Head to Snape Maltings on Christmas Eve and watch the excitement of Father Christmas as he sails around the narrows of the winding River Alde and disembarks at Snape Maltings Quay.

Christmas at Landguard Fort

Celebrate Christmas at Landguard Fort! Explore festive rooms and displays on a special trail, visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto with a gift for each child. Enjoy seasonal treats like hot chocolate, mulled wine, and mince pies, available for purchase. Felixstowe Lions Club offers BBQ delights, and there’s a special room from Felixstowe Museum, along with craft activities, snow machines, and twinkling lights. It’s a festive experience for all!

Christmas at Landguard Fort

Many of the events we have talked about need to be booked in advance so please check before travelling and keep checking for any new events.  Merry Christmas!