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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Festive shows in Norfolk

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular has attracted over 5.4 million visitors to date and is the largest Christmas show in the country.

It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast-moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols.

Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe. Up to fifty coaches per day travel from all over the country and many patrons have visited year on year, turning the trip into a mini holiday staying in the county’s hotels, guest houses and holiday cottages. From November 6-December 23.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Following a record-breaking year in 2017 The Cromer Pier Christmas Show returns for its 14th year and is now considered to be one of the best family Christmas shows in Norfolk, strengthening the county's fantastic festive entertainment offering.

Good old Norfolk boy, all-around entertainer and jolly nice chap Olly Day returns for his eleventh year at the helm. Olly will be reunited with his partner in crime from 2018, Mark James The Modern Magician. From November 23-December 30.

Norwich Theatre Royal – Cinderella

It’s the timeless tale of a rag to riches servant girl who falls in love with Prince Charming. Will she get together with the man of her dreams or will her nasty Sisters thwart her happiness? Expect magical twists, songs, fun, laughter and adventure with this stunning production.

The star-studded cast includes Hollyoaks favourite Joe Tracini, Casualty’s Amanda Henderson, Wicked & EastEnders David Witts and Norwich’s pantomime favourite Richard Gauntlet. Joining them will be returning panto star David Gant, Alix Dunmore & Kara-Lianne Jones. From December 17-January 19.

Great Yarmouth – Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus and Water Show

Bigger and better than ever, the all new Christmas Spectacular returns for another season at the historic venue. This new Norfolk tradition combines the best in international circus artistes, the unique water spectacle with aerialists, synchronised swimmers, giant fountains and the magic of Christmas. From December 7-January 5.

Events at Holkham Hall and Estate

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Great Yarmouth St George's Theatre – Beauty & The Beast

After the hugely successful Wizard of Oz last year, the team return with their magical pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, mayhem and stunning effects, join them as they take you on a special journey of enchantment in one of the best loved fairy tales of all time. The show runs from December 14-30.

Gorleston Pavilion – Jack & The Beanstalk

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present for you the family fun packed traditional pantomime Jack & The Beanstalk. From December 11-January 5.

Hunstanton Princess Theatre – Dick Whittington

Following the huge success of Snow White, join them for a pirate, pussycat and rat-packed panto party in Laaannndaaaaan Town. Dick Whittington’s heading to town to seek his fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him! And that’s just the start of his adventures. From November 30 to January 1.

King's Lynn Corn Exchange – Aladdin

The team behind last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty bring you another show jam-packed with all of the essential pantomime ingredients plus top-class live music, a fabulous cast, dazzling sets and a magic carpet ride through a spectacular adventure! Widow Twankey wants a husband, evil Abanazaar wants the magic lamp, Aladdin wants adventure and Wishee Washee wants a new vest – can the Genie grant their wishes? From December 10-January 5.

Norwich Maddermarket – Beauty & The Beast

A delightful version of the classic fairy tale first heard four thousand years ago. The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father. Because this is no ordinary rose… and this is no ordinary fairy tale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful Rabbit, and a Thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to surprise, delight and enchant. Following last year’s production of James and the Giant Peach, The Norwich Players return with another fun-filled festive treat suitable for both the young and the young at heart! From December 14 to December 31.

Sheringham Little Theatre – Dick Whitington & His Cat

Join Dick Whittington and his wise cracking Cat as they travel from Sheringham with Sarah Cook-Good and her son Jonny Be-Good, all the way to London to seek their fortune!

Dick Whittington and His Cat will be packed full of upbeat songs, dances, magic and mayhem. Prepare to be part of a truly interactive show as you become part of the story. From the creative team that brought you the last 10 years of family panto fun, join them this festive season at the Little Theatre… where the streets are paved with fun! From December 7-January 1.

There are many other festive events and shows going on such as a Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall, Christmas at Banham Zoo and Pensthorpe and a Winter Festival at Great Yarmouth Market Place. Check out Visit Norfolk’s What’s On page for the latest details.