This year’s Felixstowe’s Christmas lights switch on event has sadly been cancelled. Read more here: 

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 2020 on TBC 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 4.30pm) from the Orwell Hotel 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.  You can see the routes by visiting

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

The synthetic Ice Rink, provided by the Town Council and sponsored by the East of England Coop, will return to Great Eastern Square from TBC  


There will also be rides for smaller children and stalls serving food and drinks.

Admission free (including free skating). No need to book, just turn up.