The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year in Felixstowe, with thousands coming from across the region to see the Official Christmas Lights Switch on and Craft Market event held on the last Saturday in November each year at 5pm. The fantastic event is organised by Felixstowe Lions Club and supported by Felixstowe Town Council. The Lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Felixstowe from the event stage at the Triangle, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.  

Come and see the fantastic range of gift, food and charity stalls all along Hamilton Road to the Triangle Canopy. If you are interested in having a market stall at this event please contact Sarah Gooch or Sharon Ianuzzi

Santa’s Grotto, carol singing and live entertainment takes place throughout the afternoon. A children’s candlelight parade (starting at 4.40pm) leads up to the Christmas lights switch on. Admission is free.

At the beginning of December Santa and Rudolph visit Felixstowe and tour the town’s streets and homes in their sleigh every weekday evening between 6-8.30pm. This is jointly arranged between the local branch of Save the Children and the Felixstowe Rotary Club, and aims to give all families, particularly children, a great Christmas experience as well as raise as much money as possible for Save the Children and Rotary supported charities.

Ice Rink

Town Council has again arranged for an ice rink to be brought to Great Eastern Square in the run up to Christmas. The rink is being sponsored by the East of England Cooperative and also supported by two County Councillors who have allocated part of their individual Locality Funding towards the venture.

Other activities being planned alongside the rink include rides for smaller children and a stall serving hot food and drinks.

The Mayor will open the ice rink at midday on Saturday 17th December. Members of the public will be able to use the rink between midday to 8pm from the 17th until Wednesday 21st December. On Sunday 18th December it will open from 10am-6pm.

On Christmas Day the Mayor of Felixstowe will be visiting the Christmas Dip Celebrations, the local hospital and the Salvation Army Hall to share in the Christmas Day activities.