It's the most wonderful time of the year...


Wrap up warm and enjoy the Christmas spirit in Ipswich this festive season. Christmas shopping under twinkling lights, family evenings in cosy pubs, meeting friends for festive catch-ups, warming hot chocolates, raucous pantomimes and sparkling Christmas trees.

Spread the Christmas joy by choosing small businesses for your gift-buying; discover unique, one-of-a-kind presents whilst supporting local independents and the small business community.

  • LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Every Thursday, many shops will be open up to 9pm to help you get your shopping done, plus there's FREE parking after 2pm on Late Night Shopping Thursdays at Crown Car Park.
  • SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES By choosing to shop in local independents, you're helping a whole community of Ipswich small businesses to thrive and grow.
  • THEATRE, PANTOS & EVENTS There's so many Christmas events in Ipswich to experience and enjoy; from hilarious pantos and family shows to street performances and meeting Father Christmas.
Christmas in Ipswich