November - December Events

Southwold is truly magical during the winter, particularly in the festive period. Fireworks light up the sky and people wrap up warm for an evening stroll on the beach after dinner. There are lots of events happening in Southwold in the lead up to Christmas such as Christmas Lights Evenings and fairs. Southwold is lovely destination for a relaxing holiday out of season. Why not have a look at our November and December events below to find out more…


Beccles Beer Festival - Friday 15th - Sunday 17th November 2019

Join the celebration of ales, lagers and cider all within a 30-mile radius of Beccles. Live music, soft drinks and food available.

Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On

Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On - 29th November 2019

Visit Beccles and join in the Christmas Lights Switch On excitement! Times 5.30pm - 9.00pm.

Southwold Christmas Lights in Southwold

Southwold Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 30th November 2019

Southwold Christmas Lights Switch On is a fabulous place to be with family or friends. If you're in the mood for the festivities why not come along and watch Santa turn on the lights in our beloved town.

Reydon Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 7th December 2019

Huddle together at Reydon Corner and watch the magical lights switch on and the nativity scene light up! Featuring Christmas Carols, festive entertainment and much more. From 6-7pm.

Christmas Lights

Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On 30th November 2018

Local acts on stage and a variety of stalls and entertainment throughout the town topped off with traditional lights switch on all kicking off at 17:30. This year there will be a new and exciting trail throughout the town.

Christmas Lights

Reydon Christmas Lights Switch On Saturday 1st December 2018

Reydon Christmas Lights Switch on will include traditional carols, Christmas lights, the blessing of the crib and nativity figures which have featured every December on Reydon Corner for over 45 years. In recent years the committee has been able, due to the generosity of local people, fund decorations, trees and lights in other village locations. The switch on night is always very well supported and in recent years has included the Southwold firemen escorting father Christmas to the event, The Helen Price Handbell ringers and the village choir - Music Vox.

Southwold Christmas Day Swim

Come along and join in the fun on Christmas Day with a charity swim. The swim will be located on Southwold Beach near Gun Hill. For those not wanting to brave the cold come along and cheer them on!