A Huge Thank You to Leiston on Ice Sponsors!

The weekend is finally here for Leiston on Ice and our fabulous Christmas market stalls, and we’d like to take a quick moment to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for helping us make this happen.

Many volunteers and businesses have helped us pull together this amazing event, and it absolutely would not have been possible without all of their help.

But specifically, we’d like to mention our five major sponsors right now, as without their financial support we would have struggled to make this weekend a reality.

Special thanks go to the East of England Co-Op, Hopkins, EDF Energy, Leiston Town Council, and Suffolk Coastal District Council.

And thank you to all of Leiston and surrounding areas for supporting us and pre-booking ice skating slots. We hope you enjoy the weekend!

Christmas Market in Leiston 8-9th December 2018

Christmas Market Suffolk

You’ve probably already heard that we’re having a huge Christmas Event in Leiston this year, involving an ice rink, Santa’s grotto and all sorts of exciting entertainment. If you haven’t done so yet, go buy your ice rink tickets now so you have a slot booked!

Now, as per any great Christmas event, we’ve also got a load of great Christmas Market stalls lined up to make sure you can do some Christmas shopping and get some tasty festive food and drinks to lift your spirits. Take a look at the amazing selection of local businesses and crafty folk who will be featuring this year!

The Leiston Christmas market will be in the car park opposite Cinnamon, along with all the other Christmas festivities for the event.

Confirmed Christmas Market Stalls (Leiston 8-9th December 2018)


Leiston Christmas Market Stallholder News

So, what do our Christmas market stallholders do? Well, here’s a taster from various social media posts.


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Come to Leiston on Ice & See our Christmas Market in Suffolk

Bring the family to Leiston on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of December for our 2018 Christmas Event, book a slot on the ice rink, do a bit of leisurely shopping at the Christmas market and come see our fantastic Christmas entertainment. It’ll be a great family day out!

Also, take a look at the Leiston Christmas Event Gallery to see what we’ve done previously when we celebrate Christmas in Leiston.

This year’s Christmas Market in Leiston is all booked up for stallholders, but if you’re interested in hosting a stall for any of our future events, please get in touch.

Alpacas Christmas Market Leiston Suffolk

Scouts Christmas Market Leiston Suffolk

Christmas Market Leiston Suffolk

Face Painting Leiston Christmas Market Suffolk

Christmas Market Suffolk Leiston

Christmas Market Suffolk

Leiston on Ice! Leiston’s Christmas Event 2018

This year Leiston has booked an ice skating rink for our Christmas event!

Tickets for skating are £6.50 per person for a half-hour session, and pre-booked tickets, group discounts, and family tickets are discounted. Ice skate rental is included in the ticket price (Kids 9 – Adult 11). Bring your own skates if you like, but no speed skates are allowed! No cameras on the ice, and please wear warm appropriate clothing.

Buy your tickets for the ice skating rink ahead of time so that you don’t miss out! Tickets can be purchased through the Leiston Film Theatre and their online booking system.

Book your ice skating tickets ASAP so you don’t miss out!

Be sure to add yourself to the Facebook Event so you don’t forget to turn up! https://LeistonEvents.com/FacebookNextEvent

Check out the full programme and highlights below.

Leiston’s Christmas Event will be held in the car park opposite Cinnamon, but features a light switch-on that will also be seen throughout Leiston.

8th December (12-7pm) 9th December (12-5pm)
All Day Ice skating, fun fair, Christmas market stalls, live music & Christmas carols, food, and lots more:

  • Grand Draw
  • Elsa from Frozen! (Themed Disney Singer)
  • Cheeky the Chimp
  • Love to Sing Choir
  • Avocet Primary School
  • Solitaire Entertainment
12pm Santa’s Grotto (Leiston Film Theatre 12-3.30pm). Admission £4.00 including a gift from Santa’s workshop.
12:30pm Solitaire Entertainment (Until 1pm)
1:00pm Cheeky the Chimp (Until 3pm)
2:30pm Solitaire Entertainment (Until 3pm)
3:45pm Elsa singing at Leiston Film Theatre steps
4:15pm Love to Sing Choir singing near tree Elsa greeting people near tree
4:30pm Tree lights switch on with special guests Santa, Elsa, and the Love to Sing Choir
4:45pm Santa on Ice! Elsa singing with primary school choir
6:00pm A special 2-for-1 screening of The Greatest Showman (PG) at Leiston Film Theatre.
All Day Ice skating, fun fair, Christmas market stalls, live music & Christmas carols, food, and lots more:

  • Grand Draw
  • Royal British Legion Band
  • Alde Valley Academy Musicians
  • Ice Queen Stilt Walker
  • Cheeky the Chimp
  • Solitaire Entertainment
12pm Royal British Legion Band
2pm Santa on Ice (until 3pm)
2:30pm Royal British Legion Band
4pm Royal British Legion Band

Also, take a look at the Leiston Christmas Event Gallery to see what we’ve done previously.

Confirmed Stalls


Please read more about our fabulous Christmas Market stallholders and local businesses.

Proudly Supported by…

We’re very grateful to all of our sponsors this year for all of their support.

Please note that there will be free parking at the Co-op on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December in order to help Leiston celebrate Christmas!