What’s On December

December 2021

Fri 3rd, 10th & 17th Dec

Christmas Parties, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. More info go to 
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111 

Sat 4th, 11th & 18th Dec

Christmas Parties, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. More info go to 
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Until Tues 7th Dec

Christmas Post, 7th Felixstowe Scouts. Red collecting boxes at various locations throughout the town inc. Conkers, Felixstowe Library, Finickys Hair, Goslings Farm Shop, Michael’s Butchers, Morrisons, Roselea Nursery Farm Shop, Co-op, The Bread Basket and The Card Centre. Cost 30p per card.
www.scoutspostipswich.org.uk 

Until Sat 8th January ‘22

Jack and the Beanstalk – The Rock n Roll Panto. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Option of watching in person at the theatre or from home. Details and booking 
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk 

Until 24th April ‘22

Creating Constable. Celebrating John Constable and his work, exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. Visit ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk/ to find out more.

Wed 1st Dec

Talk: “The Soil Cinderellas” (better known as the Women’s Land Army. Salvation Army Citadel, Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich, 7.30pm. Organised by Ipswich Suffolk Family History Soc. Pay on door, members £2, others £3

Who are the Oddfellows? Find out more over Christmas drinks and nibbles. 1-3pm at 39 High
Street Ipswich. Please book 01473 251867 or email ipswich.branch@oddfellows.co.uk

Thur 2nd until Wed 8th Dec

Christmas Tree Festival St Mary le Tower Church, over 115 Christchurch trees. Entry free but donations welcome. www.stmaryletower.org.uk

Thurs 2nd Dec

Rat Pack Live! Christmas Party. The Spa Pavilion, 7.30pm 

Fri 3rd-Sun 12th Dec

Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular. A cast of 100, plus a live orchestra and some Christmas magic. Snape Maltings, book tickets
www.cooppjuniors.co.uk 

Fri 3rd-Thurs 23rd Dec

Christmas Bazaar, quirky variety of Christmas presents and stocking fillers. Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park. Open Tues-Sun, with late night shopping Thurs until 8.30pm. Swan Lane, Cretingham, IP13 7BA.

Fri 3rd Dec 

Felixstowe Country Market, Triangle Canopy, Town Centre, 9-11.30am

Walk towards Felixstowe Ferry and back. Meet at the Golf Road car park IP11 7NB, 10.45am-12.15pm

Festive Singalong with Ipswich Signing Choir at 2pm. £3 includes refreshments. Ipswich Oddfellows, 37 High Street Ipswich. Contact 01473 251867 or email ipswich.branch@oddfellows.co.uk 

Woodbridge Dance Folkus Xmas Barn Dance, Christmas dance with a difference. Woodbridge Community Centre from 7.30pm. Call  01473 610951 or email Dancefolkus@aol.com

Talk “15 years of Bush Flying in Africa”. Martlesham Heath Community Centre, 7.30pm. No need to book, pay on door £4 (MHAS members £3).

Sat 4th Dec

Record Fair, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Orwell Rd, 9am-4pm

A Very Vegan Christmas Market. Beach Street Felixstowe, 10am-3pm

Christmas Market, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, iao Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Adults £6, Concs £5, U16s £1. Free parking. More info call 01254 380719

Evening of Swing + Xmas tunes with Mr Smooth Swing Singer. Crowfield Rose   8.30-11pm

Christmas Fair, 10am-3pm, Village Hall, Polstead Green

Live Music: Jeff Gallant, Gt Blakenham VH see page 24 or call 01473 912626

Sun 5th Dec

Woodbridge Christmas Regatta and Market, 11am-4pm. Follow the boat parade from Woodbridge Boatyard at 12.30am. Stalls & Music. The Longshed will be open for visitors to see the Saxon Ship being built and an opportunity to buy Saxon Ship merchandise, ask questions, etc.

Table Top Sale & Live Music with Mr Smooth, Swin Singer + Christmas Tunes, Needham Market Community Centre, School St, 10am-3.30pm

Tues 7th Dec

East Ipswich Camera Club meet at The Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, IP4 5SU. Meetings 7.30-10pm. New members are always welcome. More info www.eastipswichcameraclub.co.uk

Wed 8th Dec-Sat 8th Jan

From Rushmere With Love – Eastern Angles Christmas offering with a James Bond twist. Eastern Angles Centre, Gatacre Rd, book 01473 211498 or easternangles.co.uk 

Fri 10th Dec 

Felixstowe Country Market, Triangle Canopy, Town Centre, 9-11.30am

Made in Tennessee. The soundtrack of American Country. The Spa Pavilion, 7.30pm 

Country & Western Evening: “Martin Jaye”  includes buffet, £9.50 Members, £10.50 Non-members. Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich, IP1 4AB, 8-11pm, licensed bar.

Sat 11th Dec

RSPCA Christmas Fair at Stowupland Village Hall (IP14 4BQ) – 11am – 3pm. Free admission. Craft stalls, pet accessories, raffle and tombola. Hot and cold refreshments.

Jason Manford – Like Me!. The Spa Pavilion, 7.30pm

Stephen Smyth Band, Gt Blakenham VH see page 24 or call 01473 912626

Christmas Market and Santa’s Grotto, Beach Street Felixstowe, IP11 2GN. 10am-4pm. Christmas family fun day with craft producers, showcasing their favourite Christmas wares, and some great food and drink.

The Glory of Christmas, The Dorian Singers, United Reformed Church, Tomline Rd, Felixstowe, 7.30pm.  Tickets from The Card Centre, Felixstowe 01394 283170 and on the door. www.thedoriansingers.org.uk

Pat & Bo, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and C&W music. Licensed bar, cooked food 78-9pm, £3 Members, £4 Non-members. Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich, IP1 4AB, 8-11pm.

Sun 12th Dec

D-Day Darlings – A Christmas to Remember,  The Spa Pavilion, 3pm

Mon 13th Dec

Felixstowe Seafront Walk. Meet outside the Felixstowe Leisure Centre entrance, Undercliff Road West, 10.45-11.45pm. A refreshing walk along the Promenade

Thurs 16th Dec

The Incredible Light-up Spark Drummers. Cornhill Square for three bright drumming performances during late night shopping. The drummers will perform three sets during the evening at approximately 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm

Fri 17th Dec – Mon 3rd Jan

Cinderella, The Dennis Lowe Panto, The Spa Pavilion, see Spa website (or page 2 of this magazine) for times

Sat 18th Dec

Live Music: The Swiftbeats, 60s tribute band. California Social Club, 9pm-midnight

Live Music: Swing evening + Xmas tunes with Mr Smooth Swing Singer. The Greyhound, Claydon.8.30pm.   

Mon 20th-Fri 24th  Dec

Breakfast with Santa, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. www.stonhambarns.co.uk for more info or call 01449 711111 

Thurs 23rd Dec

The Incredible Light-up Spark Drummers. Cornhill Square for three bright drumming performances during late night shopping. The drummers will perform three sets during the evening at approximately 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm

Fri 24th Dec

Country & Western Evening: “Brian Mann”, £5 Members, £6 Non-members. Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich, IP1 4AB, 8-11pm, licensed bar. Food available 7-9.30pm

Thurs 30th Dec-Sun 2nd Jan

ELF – The Musical. A CTC production at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. www.theapex.co.uk/

Fri 31st Dec

Andy Miller Roadshow, licensed bar (bring your own nibbles). £8 Members, £9 Non-members. Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich, IP1 4AB, 8pm-12.30am.