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Christmas shows and events in Norfolk

Noël, Nativity, Xmas, Yule or simply Christmas… whatever you call it, it’s coming down the line with the speed of a Santa Special steam railway. And we can’t wait, particularly as here Norfolk there are so many fabulous events and activities to enjoy.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

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

It’s 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.

The 2021 show will run from 9th November-23rd December.

Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus and Water Show

Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Spectacular, with Jack Jay and Ben Langley plus an incredible international circus cast, combines the festive spirit with the breath-taking magic of the circus. There’s no Christmas show quite like this one and a completely new alternative to the traditional pantomime.

Runs from December 11 to January 10.

Norwich Theatre Royal – Dick Whittington and His Cat

Theatre Royal Norwich

The rags to riches tale of a young man leaving home with only a spotted handkerchief and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune!

Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients including sensational songs, a live band, magic, dazzling dance routines, magnificent slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation. A show guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.

A purr-fect treat for all the family!

Runs from December 8 to January 21.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

This show will warm your hearts and get you ready for the Christmas season with a whole heap of festive fun and is fast becoming one of the  ‘must see’ family Christmas shows in Norfolk,  not only in production values, laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing dance routines and glitzy costumes but also as an exceedingly good value for money experience, strengthening the county’s excellent festive entertainment offering.

Good old Norfolk boy,  all-around entertainer, and jolly nice chap Olly Day returns for his belated twelfth year at the helm.

Runs from November 27 to December 30.

Hunstanton Princess Theatre – Aladdin

Hunstanton Princess Theatre Aladdin

Set sail for Old Peking in our magical pantomime adventure, Aladdin.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients, Aladdin will feature a lamp-load of comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, sensational song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses the whole family will enjoy.

Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure they’ll never forget, with flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and plenty of festive magic.

It’s never too early to make wishes come true, so be a genie-us and book your tickets for this magical carpet ride adventure.

From December 4 to January 1.

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange – Beauty And The Beast

King's Lynn Corn Exchange panto
A baddie wanting boos, goodies with some gags, a heroine in hot water… but what has happened to the Handsome Price? A spectacular adventure as Dame Dotty and son, Potty Pierre cause chaos at the chateau. This promises lie music and rip-roaring adventure in true panto style.

From December 8-31.

Norwich Maddermarket – Cinderella

Maddermarket Cinderella, Norwich

For the first time ever, The Maddermarket Theatre plays host to the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. Packed with traditional pantomime ingredients, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy for all the family, stunning costumes and a whole heap of festive fun.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked step-sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. From December 15-31.

The Maddermarket also has Goldilocks: The Greatest Hoe on Earth!

Roll up roll up, take your position under a big top and gasp in amazement at our impressive ring! The Adult Panto Company are back for another season of filthy festive fun with Goldilocks – the adult panto that’s just right!

From December 18-30.

Sheringham Little Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk

Get ready to climb a beanstalk to adventure, laughs, songs and family entertainment. It’s time to return to Pantomime…as Sheringham Little Theatre welcomes you back for a giant Christmas extravaganza! Join lazy Jack as he gets used to life beyond lockdown, his trendy but embarrassing Mum (Dame TikTok), his love interest from the local council (Jill Weaver) and his pet Cow who has learned how to talk (Colin). Will they be able to get to the top of the Beanstalk and defeat the evil Giant? Here comes the Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!

From December 21-31.

There are many other festive events and shows going. Check out the What’s On page on for the latest details.