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 which will be held in 2019 on Saturday 30th November 2019 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

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. For 2018 Santa and Rudolph schedule is Routes-for-Rudolph-2018

In addition, they can be seen at Hamilton Road on Saturday 8 December (0930-1630), the Co-op car park on Saturday 15 December (0930-1630), Lidl in Garrison Lane on Sunday 16 December (0930-1630) and at Morrison’s on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December (0930-1630).

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

Join the Mayor of Felixstowe for a festive cheer at the 11am opening of our Christmas Ice Rink at Great Eastern Square, Hamilton Road, on Thursday 20 December. Thanks to the generous support of the East of England Coop, Felixstowe Town Council is once again able to offer public skating free of charge, from 11am to 7pm, Thurs 20th to Saturday 22nd and 10am to 6pm on Sunday 23rd Dec.  Skates of all size are provided and there is no need to book.

With fun rides for children of all ages, a snow machine, festive music plus freshly made food and drink, there will be something for everyone at the Great Eastern Square Ice Rink this year.