Christmas & Winter in Norfolk
Enjoy Christmas with the Royal family at Sandringham
The Queen spends every festive period on the Sandringham estate, joined by her family. Of course, just around the corner, at Anmer Hall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live with their two young children – which means the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in line to the throne, as well as our monarch, are all here, so you couldn’t be in better company.
Sandringham itself isn't open while the Queen is in residence, but you can join the Royal family outside St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, where they go traditionally for the 11 o'clock service.
Great Christmas and New Year shopping
Market towns are lit up with festive lights, and there's great Christmas and New Year shopping to be done, especially in Norwich, which has an eclectic mix of High Street, mall and independent stores.
Festive shows in Norfolk
There's lots to do in Norfolk, including pantos and festive shows, plus Norfolk has the country's largest Christmas Spectacular at Thursford and the country's only end-of-pier Christmas Show at Cromer.
Wonderful wildlife in Norfolk
It's also a great time to see Norfolk's wildlife, from the migrating swans at Welney and geese at Norfolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB reserves on the north Norfolk coast, to the largest seal colony in England at Blakeney Point – take an exciting boat trip to see them.
Great accommodation in Norfolk
There are great places to stay in Norfolk, whether country inns and boutique hotels, spas where you can pamper yourself, or self-catering cottages at the coast or in the countryside where the whole family can get together. Many cottages also take our four-legged friends… and they'll love Norfolk's huge beaches to run around on.