On the day
Please feel free to join us on Christmas Day 2017
Open Christmas is for anyone who is on their own, homeless, or just struggling to make ends meet . If you feel it will help you to be with others on Christmas Day this year then please join us at anytime between 11am & 5pm.
Gt.Yarmouth Open Christmas is completely free for all those attending. There is no charge for Christmas Lunch, tea or any refreshments or for any of the entertainment including bingo or quizes.
There is also no need to book to attend Gt.Yarmouth Open Christmas 2017. Please come along whenever you are ready. The event starts at 11am and finishes at aprox 5pm and you can come & go throughout the day.
If you would like to use the FREE guest transport on the day then this service needs to be booked in advance.
See the Transport page
Gt.Yarmouth Open Christmas 2017
A quick guide to the day.
11am The event opens for guests to arrive.
If the weather is particularly bad we may open 15 minutes early.
11am onwards - Free refreshments & on stage entertainment.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks, plus biscuits are available all day , volunteers will serve you according to your needs. We provide free entertainment through the day, including a range of music, together with free bingo and raffle.
1pm to 2pm - Traditional Christmas lunch is served.
We serve approximately 200 meals on Christmas Day with a smile,
vegetarian options are available.
3pm - Guest food parcels available & clothing area opens.
Free food parcels are distributed, one per guest, containing tins and fruit to take home. There is also a selection of free clothing, toys and items from which guests can help themselves.
3.30pm - Christmas Tea is served.
Mince pies, tea, coffee, soft drinks.
5pm - Event comes to an end.
We start to tidy up after 5pm so you are welcome to wait in the hall should your transport home be delayed.
Some times may vary
Our volunteers will do their very best to keep to the times given, however we realy appreciate your patience and understanding if we do need to adjust some of the times, especially during busier times.