11am – 4pm Christmas Tree Festival and activities throughout the day including readings from Dickens, flower arranging demonstrations and carol singing with Red House Scratch Choir. Aldeburgh Parish Church, Victoria Rd
11am – 4pm Victorian Christmas Market. Plenty of stalls to find that special Christmas gift. Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger will be giving out Christmas hats to children. Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Rd
11am – 4pm Mulled wine and mince pies on sale. Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Rd
11am – 4pm Artefacts and old archives display to celebrate the 170th anniversary of Ipswich Building Society. Ipswich Building Society, 103 High St
11am – 4pm 10% off Manor House Home Fragrances on production of this flyer. Handmade garlands and beautiful door wreaths. Looma, 30 Crabbe St
11am – 5pm Festive flavoured ice creams on sale. Harris and James, 159 High St
11am – 5pm Mulled Wine Lodge with alcoholic and non-alcoholic mulled wine gingerbread and stollen. Munchies, 163 High St
11am – 10pm Festive Skating Rink. Tickets from Aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk. Advance booking strongly advised. Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe St
11.30am RNLI Lifeboat Launch to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Aldeburgh Lifeboat disaster. Lifeboat Station, Crag Path
12pm Fisher’s Gin Palace opens. Beach Lodge, next to the Brudenell Hotel, The Parade
12 – 4pm Ale tasting with Wolf Brewery. Russell and Newnes, 186 High St
1pm Parish Church bells ring to announce Santa’s arrival at the Baptist Chapel
1 – 4pm Aldeburgh Museum’s Dickens Trail.
Collect a copy from the church, museum, library or cinema and follow Mr Pickwick’s window quiz around the town.
1 – 4.30pm The Red House Shuttlebus will provide a free circular drop off service between the events in the town.
1 – 4pm Aldeburgh pebble jewellery making Riley and Riley Jewellers, High St
1 – 4pm Festive soups on sale Two Magpies Bakery Café, 181 High St
1 – 4pm Aldeburgh Museum open with Victorian activities Moot Hall, Moot Green
1 – 4pm Santa’s Grotto Baptist Chapel, High St
1 – 4pm Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale reading Aldeburgh Library, Victoria Rd
1– 4pm Mrs Miggins’ Festive pie ‘n’ cakes Aldeburgh Café, Hall Farm
1 – 8pm Stocks children’s funfair rides Moot Green
2pm British Legion Brass Band strikes up. O&C Butcher, High St
2– 5pm Christmas pudding tasting and cheese themed gifts.
Prosecco O’clock prosecco on sale Slate, 138 High St
2– 4.30pm Come and enjoy oysters and stout. A match made in heaven! Aldeburgh Market, 170 High St
2– 4.30pm Afternoon tea with a Victorian theme; raffle and live music
from Solitaire. Garrett House Residential Care Home, 43 Park Rd
3.30 – 4.30pm Live festive music with Springfield Follies Baptist Chapel, High St
4.30pm Aldeburgh Christmas Lights Ceremony
Outside Aldeburgh Market, 170 High St
5pm Screening of Muppet Christmas Carol Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High St
5pm – 6pm Live Music Cross Keys Pub, Crabbe St & White Hart Pub, High St
5pm – 8.30pm Dickensian Candlelit Supper. Booking advised.
01728 452563 The Mill Inn, Market Cross Place
6pm – 8pm Book Launch, champagne & canapés; Noah, an Old Fool
by William Blyghton Aldeburgh Bookshop, 42 High St