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<January 2019>

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Until Mar 3, 2019 - Circus! Show of Shows at Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth

New exhibition detailing the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond. Details

Circus! Show of Shows

Until Jan 4 - REVEAL: Live Adventure at King's Lynn

REVEAL includes five live shows across King’s Lynn, suitable for ages 7 years and upwards. Each performance will also reveal a new specially commissioned artist projection to accompany it. You can see all of the projections as they unfold with the story. Details

Until Dec 23 - Thursford Christmas Spectacular at Thursford Collection

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

Until Dec 30 - Cromer Pier Christmas Show

It’s fast becoming one of the top ‘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. Details

From Dec 1 - Christmas at Banham Zoo

See Santa Claus here at the zoo and enjoy some festive fun in the Activities & Education Centre. Details

From Dec 1 - The Santa Experience at Wroxham Barns

Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule at the North Pole to meet children at Wroxham Barns with his Elves for his hugely popular ‘Santa Experience’. Details

From Dec 1 - Santa Cruise at Broads Tours

Come on board the Vintage Broadsman with Santa and his Pixies for an hour of Family Festive Fun. Details

From Dec 1 - Santa Specials at North Norfolk Railways

Travel to Santaland, where Santa will be waiting to meet every boy and girl both young and old. Details

Until Dec 24 - Christmas Celebration at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Come and see Santa in his grotto, join Dippy and the Christmas Elves on a magical adventure, explore and join in with activities and festive cheer across the entire park! Each weekend will have an additional seasonal surprise. Details

From Dec 7 - Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere with unique gifts, handmade crafts and treats for everyone on offer. Details

Until Jan 6 - Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

A fast moving alternative to the family visit to a pantomime, the amazing Water Spectacle at Great Yarmouth Hippdrome has all the Christmas spirit you need set in the unique atmosphere of the Edwardian Hippodrome. Details

Until Dec 22 - Magical Christmas Specials at Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

The popular Father Christmas specials are the starting point for many families' Christmas! Details

Dec 15-16 - Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall

A delicious collection of food and drink from the best of local and regional producers, offering a truly magical Christmas food event. Details

Dec 15-16 - Father Christmas at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Have yourself a woodland Christmas experience in the winter garden. Take a stroll through the woodland to meet the reindeer and visit Father Christmas tucked away among the trees. Details

Dec 15-20 - An Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham

A chance to meet Father and Mother Christmas in the Saloon where they will regale you with tales of wonder and magic while our all-singing, all-dancing band of ukulele elves will entertain you with musical interludes. Details

Dec 19-Jan 2 - A Winter's Tail at Pensthorpe Nature Park

Learn enchanting stories about the animals that tuck themselves away for a long winters sleep or decide to migrate to a warmer climate or even adapt to bare the colder weather. Details

Christmas at Pensthorpe

Dec 19-Jan 2 - Christmas Holidays - Peace: Street Party 1918 at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Make origami symbols of peace, try your hand at embroidery, tackle our museum trail, hear stories of the First World War in Norfolk and enjoy our Peace street party in the Castle Keep. Details

Dec 25 - Christmas Day Swim at Hunstanton

From 10.30am, swimmers in fancy dress raise money for charity by braving the icy waters of the Wash from Hunstanton Central Prom. Details

Jan 1 - New Year's Day Fireworks at Cromer Pier

All eyes on the sky on New Year's Day from 5.00pm for the annual firework display in Cromer. Details

May 18-19 - Bird and Wildlife Fair at Pensthorpe

A team of local nature and conservation experts are coming together to host a brand new bird and wildlife fair showcasing why Norfolk is renowned as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’. Details

June 6-16 - Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2019 for the 6th year with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy. Details

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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


King's Lynn Lumiere

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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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