Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd December: The Snowman character will be appearing at intervals during the weekend.
30th November – 24th December 2019
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW (Sat Nav: NR9 5JE)
A magical Christmas experience awaits at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk’s Winter Wonderland.
*Meet Santa, £6.95 per child, price includes a ROARR-some gift.
30th November and 1st December 2019, 7 & 8th December, 14th & 15th December, Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd December 2019
Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU
An immersive and special ‘Santa Experience’ lasting almost 2 hours bringing alive the magic of Christmas, also see our real north Pole Reindeer.
Best suited for ages 2-10 £10.25 per child, including all day unlimited access to indoor play and junior farm.
Saturday 2nd November to Sunday 1st December 2019
intu Chapelfield’s family club
It takes a lot of preparation to organise the perfect Christmas with one man in particular having an extremely busy time in the weeks leading up to the big day. So; to give Father Christmas some extra help this year, intu Chapelfield in Norwich is recruiting lots of new elves and putting them through some essential training this November at its Elf University.
intu Chapelfield’s family club will be training up apprentice elves of all ages and equipping them with the skills to become a fully qualified cheeky little elf with a packed programme of fun festive activities.
Newly trained elves will then take part in a special graduation ceremony on 1 December, when Santa himself will fly-in on his sleigh to hand out the certificates. All the Elf University workshops will take place outside Boots on the Lower Ground Mall. Free for intu Chapelfield’s family club members, you can sign up online here.
What’s on and when
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November
Thursdays – 7, 21 and 28 November
Thursday 14 November
Sunday 1 December
Visit www.intu.co.uk/chapelfield for all the details.
The Snowman and the Snowdog BrickLive Tour @ Banham Zoo
Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE
Starts: 30th November 2019, 9:30am. Ends: 5th January 2020, 5:00pm
The Snowman and The Snowdog fans will be able to meet their favourite characters this Christmas as Banham Zoo hosts a magical new tour, The Snowman and The Snowdog brick trail, presented and built by BRICKLIVE.
The Snowman and The Snowdog brick trail is inspired by the much-loved animated film The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book The Snowman, which was first published in 1978.
Based on the UK’s favourite festive characters, the tour will consist of 16 wonderful models including 4 large models for memorable photo opportunities and 12 smaller models to create an interactive festive trail made from brightly coloured toy bricks.
Banham Zoo is the first UK venue to be announced as a host for the 2019 launch of The Snowman and The Snowdog official BRICKLIVE tour.
*Zoo is closed the 25th and 26th December*
Norwich Playhouse, 42 – 58 St. George’s Street Norwich NR3 1AB
Wednesday 11th December to Saturday 21st December 2019, times vary. Recommended age 10+
Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol is turned on its head with this special circus production, filled with gasps, thrills and laughs!
With acrobatics, ghosts of past, present and future, and some truly amazing trickery, this marvellously intricate reimagining captures all the thrills and spills of the original festive tale with even more spectacle.
Strangers Hall, Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4AL
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….’
Sundays 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 10am-4pm
Stroll around the halls to take in the splendid interiors, bedecked with traditional greenery, decorations and trees. See the stockings “hung by the chimney with care” and seek out Chris Mouse and his furry friends hidden around the museum. Meet costumed characters, join in with festive preparations in the kitchen and immerse yourself in Victorian entertainment in the undercroft; along with storytelling and Christmas crafts.
Notcutts Garden and Leisure Centre, Daniels Rd, Norwich NR4 6QP
Santa’s big arrival at Notcutts Norwich Garden Centre: Sunday 17th November
From 30th November, you can start the day with a delicious breakfast with Santa himself.
On 24th December, you can have lunch with Santa!
(breakfast, child ticket from £13.95, Lunch: child ticket from £15.95. Booking is strongly recommended.)
Come on board the Vintage Broadsman with Santa and his Pixies for an hour of Family Festive Fun. The Pixies will serve mulled wine and mince pies for the adults and a soft drink and festive cookie for the children. While Santa’s sleigh is flying overhead, children can take part in our seasonal quiz, sing along to Christmas songs and enter our colouring or drawing competition. Santa will then land on the roof, and come down into the cosy saloon with a sack bursting full of named quality presents for all the 1-15 year olds. Presents can be available for under 1’s at £5.00
£13.00 for all tickets, under 1 year old go free
Booking is essential for the Santa Cruise, please call the office on 01603 782207
Bure Valley Railey, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW
30th November and 1st December 2019, 7 & 8th December, 14th &15th December, 19th-24th December
Steam Trains to Santa departs from Wroxham travelling to Santa’s Grotto, where Santa and his railway sleigh are there to welcome you all. Then, the moment everybody has been waiting all year for…a visit to Santa in his Grotto!
Adults £17.00, children £17.00. Booking essential.
Contact 01263 733858 for more information.
30th November, 1st December 2019
7th & 8th December
14th & 15th December
19th -24th December
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd December: The Snowman character will be appearing at intervals during the weekend.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the magic of Christmas at Africa Alive! See Santa Claus and enjoy some festive fun including Christmas crafts and animal handling in the Discovery Centre. Children can enjoy the thrill of meeting Santa whilst also receiving a fantastic gift. Visit to Santa voucher – £6.95 per child
30th November & 1st December 2019
7th & 8th December
14th & 15th December
19th -24th December
See Santa Claus here at Banham Zoo and enjoy some festive fun including Christmas crafts and face painting in the Discovery Centre
Saturday 30th November – Sunday 5th January: BANHAM ZOO HOST THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG BRICKLIVE TOUR. The Snowman and The Snowdog fans will be able to meet their favourite characters this Christmas as Banham Zoo hosts a magical new tour.
From 30th November to 20th December 2019
A festive house 11.30am-6.30pm: Explore 400 years of Blickling history as you wander through rooms full of festive splendour, from 1620 through to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and beyond. *Last entry to the house is 45 minutes before closing at 5.45pm.
Wednesday 4th December – Thursday 5th December 2019, 2.30pm
Maddermarket Theatre, Saint John’s Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR
An afternoon of Christmas words and music. Suitable for all, ticket price includes tea/coffee and mince pie. £12.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Beastly Belle: Thursday 19th December to Thursday 26th December 2019 (age 4+)
Hansel and Gretel: Friday 27th December to Saturday 4th January 2020 (age 3+)
Little Tots Creative Play: Brr! 9th December, age 1+
Starlight/combination workshop and show: 19th-23rd December, age 4+
Christmas Characters: 24th December, age 5+
Santa’s Workshop: 24th December, age 3+
Puppet Pets; 27th December, age 5+
Frozen World, 28th December, age 5+
A Galaxy far far away: 28th December, age 3+
Gaming Legends: 30th December, age 5+
Dragons: 3rd January ,age 5+
Fairies and Trolls, 4th January, age 5+
Please phone our box office on 01603 629921.
Sunday 8th December 2019, 3pm-5pm
Christmas Concert in aid of Finnbar’s Force
St Remigius, 27 Norwich Rd, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3AR
With Norwich City Concert band.
Saturday 23rd November 2019
St Martin at Palace Church. 15 St Martin at Palace Plain, NR3 1RW
Christmas themed craft event, stained glass candle holders. Other activities include making cards, wrapping paper and badges.
Light up the dark winter nights by creating your own stained-glass inspired candle holder – inspired by medieval glass across Norwich.
Drop-in, 12pm – 4pm, £2 per child
No need to book – just pop in!
This event is run by Norwich Historic Churches Trust. All welcome but most suitable for ages 4+. Adults please stay with you children.
Sunday 1st December 2019, 10am-4pm.
Christmas Festival at OPEN, Norwich
Proudly Norfolk Food and Drink ltd. Reindeer, Elvis, carols, wreath making, biscuit decorating, hampers, festive food. Santa’s Grotto, £1.50 to enter on the day, all proceeds to OPEN Youth Trust.
There will be some paid elements on the day.
Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA
Saturday 30th November to Tuesday 24th December 2019
This year Santa is including:
Booking is advisable as places are limited.
Tuesday 17th December to 19th January 2020
Starring Joe Tracini (Buttons), Amanda Henderson (Wicked Sister), David Witts (Prince Charming) and Richard Gauntlett (Fairy Godmother).
Don’t miss Norwich Theatre Royal’s most magical festive family spectacular of all: Cinderella.
Children under 3 are free and welcome to share a seat with you.
Cinema City, St Andrews St, Norwich, NR2 4AD
Listing for 2019
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 11am-2pm
OPEN Norwich, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.
Free entry. Carol concert at 1pm with mince pies and mulled wine on sale.
Proceeds in aid of the OPEN Youth Trust and Norwich Cathdral Choir. No need to book. All ages welcome.
Saturday 16th November 2019, 10am-11.30
Friday 22nd November 2019, 4-5.30pm
Sunday 24th November 2019, 10.30am-12 noon
Friday 29th November, 4pm-5.30pm
Sunday 8th December, 10.30-12 noon
For more information, contact The Creation Station Norwich and Broadland via facebook., or Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12th December 2019
East Anglian Air Ambulance Christmas Carol Concert at Norwich Cathedral, 7pm-8.30pm
Carols, readings. Book tickets in advance.
Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, NR11 8PR
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th December 2019 and Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th December 2019
3pm-7pm, last entry at 6pm.
Enchanted Felbrigg is here for another year. Follow a winter trail through the gardens and enchanted woodland. Enjoy the opportunity to unwind, surrounded by nature in all its winter glory. On your journey, you’ll be able to enjoy sounds, crafts, and storytelling.
Adults £7, Children £3.50. Under 5s free. National Trust members admitted free.
There is a car parking fee of £3 for non-National Trust members. Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Carols at Felbrigg: Sunday 22nd December
Carols in the Courtyard is now a Christmas tradition. Come and join in the carol singing to the accompanyment of Cromer and Sheringham Brass. Treat yourself to some mulled wine and a mince pie and get into the festive mood. 3pm-4pm.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Saturday 23rd November 2019 10.30am-1pm
Plumstead Road Library, Plumstead Road, Norwich, NR1 4JS
Join us for a fun family craft activity, making decorations for the Sands Christmas tree, and to take home for your own tree.
All materials provided, all ages welcome.
The decorated tree will be on display at Fundenhall’s Christmas Tree festival, from 2nd to 7th December.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2019, 11am-5pm
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ
Father Christmas and live music, craft stalls, illuminations and an elves workshop. An event for all the family to enjoy.
Garden entry applies, £10 per child to visit Father Christmas *this includes garden entry from 10am
8th and 9th December 2019 10am-2.30pm
Hoveton Hall, Norwich, NR12 8RJ
Come inside and listen to a Christmas story before your receive your special present from Father Christmas.
Tickets include entrance to Christmas Fair, free mulled wine for adults and hot chocolate for children. £5-8.
13th December 5pm – 15th December 4pm
St Mary’s Works, Duke Street, Norwich
Set in a St Mary’s Works, find over 50 contemporary craftspeople, artists, illustrators, printers, brewers and more and a pop-up café for delicious hot drinks and food.
Thursday 5th December – Saturday 7th December 019
Global village Christmas Market at the Forum, Norwich. 10am-5pm.
Saturday: indoor and outdoor market with hot food, mulled wine and festive music. The place to find amazing Christmas gifts from around the world with a focus on fairly traders and eco-conscious products.
Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6RT
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th November 2019
There will be over 65 stalls showcasing an inspiring array of innovative and quality Christmas gifts ranging from local food and drink, clothing, crafts, paintings, plants, Christmas wreaths, decorations, glassware, art, prints, cushions, bunting, candles, pottery and more.
Many of these products are locally made and can’t be found on the High Street. Refreshments are available from outdoor stalls which includes a selection of delicious crepes, handmade pizzas, cakes, pastries and seasonal hot and cold drinks.
Unfortunately dogs, except guide dogs are not allowed in Holt Hall or its grounds.
Saturday 30th November 2019, 10am-3pm
Ormiston Victory Academy, Middleton Crescent, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0PX
Indoor Christmas market, 70 stalls, cafe, carol singers, Santa’s grotto, free parking and entry.
Sunday 24th November 2019
Jarrold, 1-11 London Street, Norwich, NR2 1JF
Parade gathers at The Forum at 10.30am and arrives at Jarrold at 11am
Father Christmas will be in store everyday from Sunday 25th November until Christmas Eve. Everyone who visits him receives a lovely gift!
Tickets £4 per child
Needs updating for 2019
The Kastle Kids team are back on Friday 21st December with some Festive Fun!
Children will have the chance to make some magic reindeer food to take home and sprinkle on their drive on Christmas Eve.
Our resident storyteller will be reading the tale of The Night Before Christmas to the children to really get them in the festive spirit.
Santa is going to be visiting Castle Mall every Sunday and you can come take a selfie with him!
You will find Santa in his throne, by the main staircase between 11am and 3pm every Sunday from 25th November until 23rd December.
We really want to see the selfies you take with Santa so please share them on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #cmsantaselfie for your chance to win a massive £250 to spend in Castle Mall!
Moulton Nurseries Garden Centre & Greenhouse Coffee Shop, Acle Road, Moulton St Mary, Nr Acle Norwich, NR13 3AP
From Saturday 30th November and every weekend up to Christmas, plus extra days Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Monday 23rd December. Fly through the sky in our Magical Christmas Experience! Come and meet 3 characters plus Father Christmas, receive a good quality gift and children also receive a free hot chocolate!
Friday 29th November 2019, 7pm-11pm
OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.
Tables of 10 (£250) or individual tickets (£25) available.
Come and join us for our annual quiz.
8th-10th November 2019
Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 OTT
Packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all the family and delicious festive food & drink. This really is a festive event that all the family can enjoy. Browse over 250 stalls in the Main Exhibition Hall at the home of the Royal Norfolk Show.
Come along with your friends and family and enjoy this festive feast of fun and entertainment.
26th-30th November 2019
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL
Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince.
13th December 2019, 7.30pm-10pm
Join Norwich Cathedral Choir for a celebration of Christmas music both sacred and secular, with carols for choir and audience.
Doors open at 6.45pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm.
Under 18s can buy tickets in the side aisles for just £5.
*Limited tickets – book online*
Thursday 14th November 6pm-10pm – 2019
Don’t miss the party of the year when the streets of Norwich sparkle and shine and music fills the night at the annual Christmas Switch-on.
There’ll be a parade with Father Christmas, entertainment in front of City Hall and the switching on of the city centre lights.
The Tunnel of Light is back this year! The tunnel will be going live at the same time as the lights in the City.
And for even more excitement the projections on the Castle are back. This year the projections will show 10 3 minute films.
The Norwich Ice Rink is taking a break in 2019/2020
Thank you to everyone who joined us last year, and we hope to see you again in the future!
Sunday 22nd December 2019
St Andrews and Blackfriars Hall, St Andrew’s Hall Plain, Norwich
Norwich Vegan Christmas Festival. A festival with food, stalls, live music and entertainment.
£2 entry, under 5s free.
24th November 2019
10am – 4pm, FREE entry
Discover bespoke creations, creative gift ideas and delicious treats made from boutique producers, many of whom are from the local area. There will be live music, plus complimentary mulled wine and mince pies for members.
The Christmas Market is held in our courtyard hub area so you do not need to pay to visit our Christmas Market. We are, however, offering reduced admission for entry into our park on the day of our Christmas Market at £8pp (under 3’s free)*
*Reduced price entry for Sunday 24th November 2019 only.
2nd December 7.30pm, Norwich Cathedral
A service to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Priscilla Bacon Lodge and to remember loved ones who have received hospice care.
Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
Free to attend, no ticket required.
Highway Garden & Leisure, Loddon Road, Framingham Pigot, Norwich, NR14 7PW
From 16th November 2019: Santa’s Grotto: An adventure through a wintery woodland full of trees, snow and ice before reaching Santa’s Grotto. From £7.95 per child.
From 30th November 2019: Breakfast with Santa. £5 per child.
Contact 01508 494665 for more information.
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 10am-3.30pm
Three local school choirs have been invited to sing and we have invited people from local elderly homes and loneliness charities to come and join in.
Suggested donations of £2 raising money for Age UK Norwich.
Sunday 8th December 2019
Eaton Park, Norwich
Prizes for the quickest Santa in 3 categories and for the best dressed in the family fun run.
Santa Specials will run at Eaton Park Miniature Railway on Sunday 8th December 2019, between 1100 and 1430. All the fun of trains and Santa too! The flat fare is just £6 per person.
Please note the trains can book up very early – so as well as advising you to book up early, we also ask you to prioritize your preferences on time you wish to see Santa. This helps Santa’s Secretary to organise things without having to keep phoning people back (calls cost a lot from Santa-land). The trains will start running at 11.00 and finish running around 1500.
Book in advance!
14th December, 11am -3pm
Bring your dressed-up dogs to meet Santa in his Grotto at The Forum in Norwich.
It’s a barking mad fabulous family outing and the perfect opportunity for a really rather marvellous photo.
Donations are encouraged for the local RSPCA and Pets as Therapy charities.
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, NR2 2PA Norwich, Norfolk
Monday 16th December 2019, 4.30pm-8pm
An evening full of local goodies, carol singing and everything that makes Christmas feel so magical. Doors open at 4.30pm, carol concert starts at 6.30pm.
Family ticket is £13, under 1s FREE.
If you have a special Christmas wish for Break or a loved one, then you can buy one of our popular snowflake wishes baubles.
St Peter Mancroft Church , NR2 1 Norwich
These Festivals are community events that bring people and local organisations together by each decorating a Christmas tree. The trees are then displayed collectively, for a limited time, to the public, often raising money for charity.
Admission is free, but any donations will go to the “Boudicca BreastCancer Appeal” and “Friend in Deed”
Wed 9.30am – 6pm; Thu 9.30am – 8pm
Fri, Sat 9.30am – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 6.30pm
Friday 6th December, 10am -9pm and Saturday 7th December 2019 10am-5pm
The Norfolk Christmas Fayre will be more than just a shopping event, but a place where you will be filled with the joys of the festive season. Homegrown makers, creators and producers will be inviting you to sample and shop unique gifts from around the county.
Dates throughout end of November and December
Do you believe? We do at the Mid-Norfolk Railway and that is why we are proud to be hosting an exciting magical experience like no other. After the success and fun of December 2017 & 2018, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to the Mid-Norfolk Railway again in 2019 with the magic of the 2004 motion picture THE POLAR EXPRESS™ being theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!
All tickets sold online.
Sunday 15th December 2019, 7.30-9.30pm
Norwich Playhouse, 42 – 58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB
Expect scummy carols, yuletide sketches, festive stand up.
Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th December 2019
Soul Church, 4 Mason Rd, Norwich NR6 6R
’The Wonder’ is an exciting, energising and uplifting Christmas spectacular with a difference!
FREE to attend, various timings throughout the days. Book a ticket online and let them know you are going.
Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS
6th November – 23rd December 2019 at 2pm and 7pm.
An extravaganza of singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Tickets from £37.
Additional cost for Santa’s Magical Journey.
Contact 01328 878 477 for more information.
Wednesday 11th December 2019, 7.30pm.
St.John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral, Unthank Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA
£10 full price.
Saturday 14th December 2019 1oam-12pm
‘Twas the night before Christmas…”
Suitable for ages 7+, FREE, but booking is essential.
Thursday 19th December and Friday 20th December 2019, 10am-2.30pm
Gressenhall Museum Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, NR20 4DR
Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional festive celebration (with a complementary glass of mulled wine and mince pie). Join in with the pantomime in the Chapel and listen to scary ghost stories in the Workhouse. Make festive crafts to take home and see traditional Christmas recipes being prepared on the range.
Whitwell & Reepham Station, Whitwell Road, Reepham, NR10 4GA
14th &15th December, 18th-23rd December 2019
This year Father Christmas has taken over a magical building and we need to go on a train trip to try to find him….. there will be mince pies, mulled wine and soft drinks on the train.
If we find the magical building with Father Christmas in, he will hand presents to all of you who are under fourteen years old.
After Father Christmas has finished you will be able to rejoin the festivities in the Sidings Function Room if you wish.
Note: An Infant is up to 2 years old and will only get a present if selected on the booking form.
Ticktes: Adults & Children (age 2 and over): £14.00 each Infants: (under 2 years old) FREE or £5.00 each with a present from Santa.
Our extremely popular Santa Specials will be running at the following times 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00