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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

One of Europe's biggest Christmas Show returns to tiny Norfolk village this Winter

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Preparations are already well underway in the Norfolk village of Thursford for one of the nation’s most lavish and highly anticipated annual Christmas events. Now in its 43rd year, Thursford Christmas Spectacular has already ordered in a whole new lighting experience and auditioned over 3000 performers this year, for what promises to be its most ambitious and extravagant show to date.

The glittering rhinestone and tinsel-packed variety show will run for seven weeks during the festive season, 6th November to 23rd December, with many performances already sold out.

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett is new to Thursford Christmas Spectacular for 2019. The wonderfully witty comedian and ventriloquist will introduce this year’s speciality acts including one of the world’s top acrobatic Cyr wheel specialists Billy George (as seen on BBC’s Tumble, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, Get Your Act Together and as special guest on Diversity’s UK Arena Tour Up Close and Personal) and the phenomenal, gravity-defying, international roller skating double act Royer and Emelie.

Returning to the Christmas stage is leading theatre organist Phil Kelsall, dazzling audiences on The Mighty Wurlitzer, one of Thursford Collection’s most prized possessions, the centre piece for the show and one of the largest remaining Wurlitzers in Europe.

Auditions for the Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Over 3000 West End and Broadway performers auditioned this year for the company of over 120 dancers, singers and musicians who will perform show-tunes, chart toppers and rock n’roll favourites to Irish-dancing, the Can Can and classic Christmas carols.

Entertaining visitors of all ages from across the globe, Thursford Christmas Spectacular has become one of Europe’s biggest Christmas shows, it has been seen by over 5.7 million people since opening its doors in 1977 and regularly attracts up to 50 coaches a day from far and wide. With a production budget of £2 million this year and the installation of a brand new lighting experience, Christmas 2019 is set to see the highly anticipated family-run show have its biggest and best season to date.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Nestled in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, the truly unique Thursford Collection also includes Santa’s Magical Journey, an enchanted trip for children and grandchildren through a festive fantasy land to meet Father Christmas and the Steam Engine Museum, the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

The Garden Pavilion transforms into a festive celebration of cafés, restaurant, bar, and shopping village, home to the famous Christmas Shop and pantry; and the luxurious, award-winning bed and breakfast Holly Lodge is just a 3 minute walk away.

Festivals in Norfolk

What's On in Norfolk

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Events throughout the year

January

Whooper swans, Welney

Enjoy the Winter Wildlife Safari of migrating birds, England's largest seal colony, as well as the Festival of Swans at Welney

February

King's Lynn Lumiere

It's half-term - all the attractions are open again and King's Lynn Lumiere lights up the town

March

Feeding the lambs at Wroxham Barns
 
Longer days, Easter holidays - come and feed the lambs, experience Museums Week or find a beach of your own
 

April

Amazona soft ball fun

You'd be a fool not to visit with Cromer crabs back in season. And don't worry about April showers - most of our attractions have inside facilities

May

Norfolk & Norwich Festival outside The Forum

Events to enjoy include the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Broads Outdoor Festival and Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival

June

Al fresco in Tombland

The longest days let you stay on the beach all day and eat al fresco in the evening. Oh, it's the Royal Norfolk Show too!

July

Great Yarmouth seafront fireworks
Festivals at King's Lynn and Holt, coastal carnivals, fireworks at Great Yarmouth and the Sandringham Flower Show

August

Blickling Proms
There's outdoor events across the county, including theatre and film, family fun and shows at seaside resorts and over 90 miles of coast to explore

September

Out There, Great Yarmouth
Don't miss the Out There and Maritime Festivals at Great Yarmouth, 1940s weekend at Sheringham and the North Norfolk Food Festival at Holkham

October

Halloween at Holkham
It's Autumn half-term, there's Halloween events, a Beer Festival in Norwich's Halls, and the migrating birds are returning

November

Jarrolds department store, Norwich
Christmas is coming... there's great shopping in the market towns and in Norwich, the Cromer Pier Christmas show is on, and remember, remember the 5th of November

December

Norwich Castle
There are pantomimes and festive shows, Christmas lights abound, or you could just enjoy the migrating birds and largest seal colony in England

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