If you’re looking to kick off the festive season and get into the Christmas spirit, there is nothing quite like going to a Christmas event. Whether it’s a craft fair, a workshop, a grotto, or a candlelit walk, attending an event can really help to create the kind of excitement and anticipation that makes Christmas special. Also, there’s a high likelihood that you will come across a mince pie.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Day Restaurants in Suffolk guide and our guide to what’s on in Suffolk. For New Years Eve events in Suffolk click here.

Here is our rundown of festive events going on in Suffolk to help you get in the mood for Christmas 2019.

 


 

Starts

18

Nov

Expires

24

Dec

Festive Fayre Luncheon

Get together with your family and friends this Christmas, and celebrate the most magical time of the year with a delicious three course lunch in Carrier's Restaurant. To toast to the end of 2019,...

Per Person - 3 Courses: £33.50

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Carrier's Restaurant, George Street, Hintlesham, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

Starts

18

Nov

Expires

23

Dec

Festive Celebrations

Once again The Great House will be getting into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas with a delicious festive menu – perfect for celebrating with friends, family or...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Starts

06

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Christmas Spectacular! 2019 – 15th Anniversary

The Co-op Juniors Theatre company returns to celebrate 15 spectacular years entertaining over 100,000 people at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The award-winning cast of 100, complete with live...

Price A: £29.00 Price B: £22.00 + 1 more

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

22

Dec

Santa’s Specials

All places MUST be pre-booked – there are no places available to buy at the railway on the day.You will travel from Brockford Station to meet the Santa at North Pole Halt. Each child will...

Childrens Tickets (must be 10 years old or less): £12.50 Adult Tickets (must accompany Children): £12.50

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Santa’s Farmyard Grotto

Come and meet Santa in the stables! Plus visit our Christmas Farmyard, meet the animals, visit the shop and warm up with a hot chocolate in our cafe. No charge for entry to the visitor centre and...

Suffolk Punch Trust
The Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3JR

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

14

Dec

The Ladybirds – Christmas Spectacular!

The Ladybirds ARE BACK!! for the Christmas Spectacular! tickets includes a 3 course meal.Contact reception to book… but hurry! tickets are going FAST!

Per Person: £45.00

The Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DX

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Christmas Experience at Easton Farm Park 14th-15th Dec

Far better than a Christmas Grotto. Children love this Christmas experience, the visit lasts 2 1/2 hours and includes: Meeting Father Christmas - Elf Workshop - Visiting our magical reindeer -...

Adult Tickets: £8.00 Children Tickets: £15.00

Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

14

Dec

Luxury Festive Wreath Workshop 14th Dec

Join Thea Lily loves to make your own luxury Christmas wreath, using foliage, ribbons, feathers and natural decorations.Lashings of tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake and mince pies...

Helmingham Hall Gardens
The Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

22

Dec

Santa’s Grotto 2019 at Lavenham Falconry

No festivities would be complete without the star attraction, and visitors to Lavenham Falconry will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the centre. Children can...

Child 0 - 9 years: £10.00

Lavenham Falconry
The Owl Barn, Bridge Farm Barns, Monks Eliegh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7AY

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

14

Dec

Christmas DJ Nights at The Alex Café Bar 14/12

Join us in The Alex Café Bar from 9pm where our resident DJ is sure to get you into the festive spirit and dancing the night away. Start your evening off with a meal in The Brasserie, the...

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie
123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF

Starts

15

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Letter to Santa Pony Ride Workshop – 15th Dec

Your child will create and decorate a personal letter to Santa in the craft studios at Kersey Mill. Then, they will go outside where they will deliver their letter, via pony, to Santa's secret...

Per Child: £10.00

Glass & Craft
Glass & Craft, The Brick Barn, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6DP

Starts

19

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Experience at Easton Farm Park 19th-24th Dec

Far better than a Christmas Grotto. Children love this Christmas experience, the visit lasts 2 1/2 hours and includes: Meeting Father Christmas - Elf Workshop - Visiting our magical reindeer -...

Adult Tickets: £8.00 Children Tickets: £15.00

Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

Starts

20

Dec

Expires

20

Dec

Christmas Bread Workshop

Join us for this festive bread workshop for Christmas, knead along with the carol singing and get into the spirit of the season. For this Christmas themed workshop your tutor, Sue, has prepared...

Space: £75.00

The Food Hub, Bellwell Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6JX

Starts

20

Dec

Expires

20

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 20th Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

20

Dec

Expires

20

Dec

Christmas DJ Nights at The Alex Café Bar 20/12

Join us in The Alex Café Bar from 9pm where our resident DJ is sure to get you into the festive spirit and dancing the night away. Start your evening off with a meal in The Brasserie, the...

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie
123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas Farmers Market

Our Christmas Farmers’ Market offers locally sourced fresh produce as part of Snape Maltings’ Christmas season.The market has a wonderful bustling atmosphere and provides easy access for...

Per Person: Free

Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 21st Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas Disco Night

Request your favourite tunes to play at our Christmas Disco Night & dance the night away!tickets include a 3 course meal & dancing the night away!

Per Person: £38.00

The Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DX

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas DJ Nights at The Alex Café Bar 21/12

Join us in The Alex Café Bar from 9pm where our resident DJ is sure to get you into the festive spirit and dancing the night away. Start your evening off with a meal in The Brasserie, the...

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie
123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Eve at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel

LunchOpen 12.00pm - 5.30pm serving our A La Carte Menu. Booking AdvisableDinnerOpen 6.00pm - 9.30pm @ £39 per person.

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Festive Afternoon Tea Buffet

EnJoy a buffet-style afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine.booking essential before Monday 16th December

Per Person: £19.00

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Eve Dinner – The Angel Hotel

Gather round and share the delights of a beautiful setting with a host of delicious culinary treats and a cellar full of merry cheer to spoil you this Christmas.

Per Person: £39.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Eve At the Great House!

Enjoy a magical Christmas Eve dinner at The Great House and start your Christmas celebrations with our delicious menu, put together by Chef Patron Guillaume.Full menu and prices to be...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Dip

This will be the 16th Christmas Day Dip for St Elizabeth Hospice and it’s gathering quite a following. Around 500 dippers take part each year and see this as the traditional start to their...

Adult Early Bird: £8.00 Adult Standard: £13.00

Sea Road, Opp Mannings Amusements, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DN

If you’re looking for places to have Christmas dinner, you may find our guide to Christmas Day Restaurants in Suffolk helpful.

Or for ideas about where to go for New Year’s Eve, read our guide on New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebrations in Suffolk.