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Seven events happening in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 15:52 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 21 December 2017

Enjoy one of these events near you this weekend. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Enjoy one of these events near you this weekend. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Your weekend inspiration is here – these events are all taking place near you on December 23 and 24.

Reece Mann having reaching for a helping hand on the Felixstowe ice rink.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Reece Mann having reaching for a helping hand on the Felixstowe ice rink. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Felixstowe Ice Rink

Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe

December 23

Saturday is your last chance to put on your ice skates and head to Felixstowe.

Skating on the ice rink is completely free, just turn up and give it a go.

For more information visit the Facebook page here.

The Albion Christmas band will get you in the festive spirit. Picture: CONTRIBUTED The Albion Christmas band will get you in the festive spirit. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

An Albion Christmas show

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

December 23

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Albion Christmas show.

The show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

The band have been touring for almost 20 years and attracts sell out audiences. For more details visit the website here.

Ann Widdecombe as the Empress of China in Aladdin, at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre. Picture: PAUL HOLMAN ASSOCIATES Ann Widdecombe as the Empress of China in Aladdin, at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre. Picture: PAUL HOLMAN ASSOCIATES

Aladdin

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

December 23 and 24

Enjoy a great day out with the family watching the magical tale of Aladdin.

The show is packed with fun, laughter, surprises, songs and audience participation.

To book tickets visit the website here or call 01502 533200.

Framlingham born singer Christina Johnston. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Framlingham born singer Christina Johnston. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Christmas with Christina Johnston

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Aldeburgh

December 23

Classical chart topper Christina Johnston and famous pianist Inga Goldsmith are back to bring you the spirit of Christmas.

The concert will be full of memorable Christmas songs and will include Matthew Sheeran’s new piece In the bleak midwinter.

To find out more details and to book tickets visit the website.

Have you been on the Demonxtreme Ice Slider yet? Picture: CONTRIBUTED Have you been on the Demonxtreme Ice Slider yet? Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Demon Xtreme Ice Slider

Castle Park, Colchester

December 23 and 24

Who needs snow when you can go sledging this weekend without it.

The DX Ice Slider is a 35 metre long ride with five lanes, four lanes are to be used with a plastic sled and the other is for more adventurous riders.

Each person gets 25 minutes to slide down as many times as they can fit in. For more information visit the website.

Meet Father Christmas this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO Meet Father Christmas this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO

Meet Father Christmas at Stow Maries

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Purleigh

December 23

Father Christmas will arrive by plane to greet children and reindeer.

You will be able to feed the reindeers and have your picture taken in Santa’s sleigh.

Meet Father Christmas and choose your own gift from his shop. For more details visit the website.

Bring your classic car along to this event. Picture: JULIE KEMP Bring your classic car along to this event. Picture: JULIE KEMP

Cars and Coffee

Museum of Power, Maldon

December 24

Are you a car enthusiast? If so make sure you don’t miss this event.

Take your classic or modern vehicle to the Museum of Power and enjoy a coffee with other car enthusiasts.

The Steam Pump Tea Room will be open serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments. For more information visit the website.

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