An ice rink will be once again returning to a Suffolk town as part of a series of events during the period up to Christmas.

The 'chills and spills' will be in Great Eastern Square in Felixstowe on Wednesday, December 20, but other festive entertainments have been arranged for the town over the coming weeks.

The Christmas cheer will start this weekend with the switch-on of the Christmas lights by the town's Lions Club and then there will be further events in Great Eastern Square on December 9 and 10, before the town's 'Triangle' and Hamilton Road shared space hosts festivities on December 16 and 17.

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Internationally-acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston will also be performing, along with local singer-songwriter GRAY, while there will be the return of the maker's market and an appearance by the over-55s brass band.

There will also be children's workshops, mulled wine and winter barbecues, local station Fresh Gold Radio providing music and the unveiling of the new Felixstowe pop-up stand.

Businesses in the town are planning their own events, with more information available on tourist organisation Visit Felixstowe's website, while the 18th century Landguard Fort will also be holding family events on December 9 and 10 and December 16 and 17.

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Kate Cain, manager of organisers Felixstowe Business Improvement District, said: “It’s been quite a year for Felixstowe with the Tour of Britain, Love Felixstowe and Art on the Prom events boosting our summer.

"Now it’s time to make the most of our increasing footfall figures by tempting residents and visitors into town again to shop and enjoy themselves with the promise of three weekends of festive fun."

She said visitors could take the train into town 'to enjoy some choir, craft and community with their Christmas shopping'.

She thanked Felixstowe Town Council for supporting the events.

To find out more, visit or the Visit Felixstowe Facebook page.

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