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Festive Heritage Trail  Norwich City Centre

Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) has put together a festively themed self-guided walking trail which will take people around Norwich. The trail will take up to 90 minutes.
For further information  click here

Charity Christmas Card Shop
Mon 1 Nov - Thu 16 Dec The Atrium, The Forum For further information visit
Chapelfield Christmas lights
Thu 4 Nov
5pm - 9pm
Chapelfield Shopping Centre

Family fun event including snow machines, a visit from Santa, 'reindeer' donkey rides for children, real reindeer, children's entertainers, carol singers and much more seasonal fun.
For further information visit

Norfolk Craft Fairs Thu 4 Nov - Sun 19 Dec The Atrium, The Forum
For further information visit
Live Music and Carol Singers Sat 13 Nov 
John Lewis

Carving of an ice sculpture, fashion workshops, Menswear workshops with Calvin Klein models, local chefs cookery theatre, children’s activities, product demonstrations, food tastings, live music and carol singers.

Jarrold Christmas Customer Evening
Tue 16 Nov
6 - 9pm
Jarrold Department Store

An exclusive customer evening; there will be special promotions, competitions and a wonderful festive atmosphere.
To receive an invitation contact
or call 01603 697184

Christmas Switch-on Thu 18 Nov
6.15pm - 8pm
St Peters Street & Milennium Plain

Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the city centre and then watch the City’s Christmas lights switched on at 7pm, followed by spectacular fireworks from the rooftops of City Hall and Jarrolds.

Festive bell ringers Thu 25 Nov
5.30 - 7.30pm
John Lewis
Father Christmas arrives at Jarrolds Sat 27 Nov
Jarrold Department Store

Father Christmas will be in-store everyday until Christmas Eve.
For further information visit

Santa’s Magical Journey into Christmas Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Dec
Sat 11 - Thu 23 Dec
Thursford Collection

This magical journey takes you past the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory and the penguins and polar bears to see all the giant sized teddy bears ready to load Santa’s sleigh. You’ll meet lots of fantasy characters including the snowman family before making your way though the magical forest to reach Santa’s House.
For further information visit

Carols with the King Sun 28 Nov
The Forum

A festive evening of Carols and Christmas songs featuring some of Elvis’ greatest hits.
Tickets £15, concessions and children £12.50

For further information visit
or call 01603 660661

Clutter City Yuletide Market  Sat 4th Dec
10am - 4pm 
Norwich Arts Centre

At this quirky city market you will find unusual and unique gifts including jewellery, art, vintage and more all brought to you by independent artists and crafters. There will be live music, great food and mulled wine.
Free entry

For further information
click here

Christingle Service for children and families  Sat 4 Dec
Norwich Cathedral

Meet the Reindeer

Sat 4 Dec 10.30am - 4pm  John Lewis

Meet Santa’s reindeer and get in the Festive mood with carol singers, mulled wine and mince pies. Outside the main gifts entrance on All Saints Green.

Dragon Hall Medieval Christmas Market  Sat 4 - Sun 5 Dec Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall's annual Medieval Christmas Market returns with a wide range of stalls, hot food, a licensed bar, entertainment and activities. There are over 40 stalls selling unusual gifts, including wood, iron and glass, handcrafted textiles, jewellery, toys and ceramics. There’s also Christmas decorations, candles and cards and locally produced food, wines and ales.
£2.50 adults / £1 under 16s, Under 5s free

For further information visit

Late night shopping in the Nave
Thu 9 Dec
6pm – 8pm 
Norwich Cathedral
Late night shopping in the Cathedral shop in association with EDP Norfolk.
Historic Christmas Fayre, Cloister Walks 

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Dec
10am - 5pm
Sun 12 Dec
12pm - 5pm 

Norwich Cathedral

The annual Norwich Cathedral Christmas Market returns with gifts from yesteryear and a programme of events including Minstrels and entertainers performing and demonstrating a selection of instruments and tunes.
Admission £3.00 per adult. 
Under 16s free

Carols at Jarrolds Sun 12 Dec 12.30pm Jarrold Department Store

The Norwich Philharmonic Choir will move around the store singing a mix of traditional & new Carols. They will begin in the basement at 12.30pm.

Jack and the Beanstalk Tue 14 Dec - Sun 16 Jan various times Norwich Theatre Royal

This year’s annual panto features Stephen Uppal (Ravi in Hollyoaks), Ann Bryson as the Fairy Godmother and Joel Beckett (EastEnders) as the baddie!
Prices from £5. Under 3s free!
For further information visit

Norwich School choir Thu 16 Dec
5.30 - 6.30pm 
John Lewis

The Norwich School choir will be performing on the Mezzanine level in the store.

Christmas by Candlelight Concert
Sat 18 Dec 7.30pm Norwich Cathedral
The Frog Princess Sat 18 Dec - Fri 24 Dec Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tickets: £7.00 adult, £5 child, £5.50 concession, £3 Go4Less child, £20 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) For ages 3+
For further information visit

Christmas Procession with Carols
Sun 19 Dec
Norwich Cathedral
Pantomime Puppet Workshop
Mon 20 Dec
Norwich Puppet Theatre

The workshops at the Puppet Theatre run for 1½ hours (unless otherwise stated).
Tickets are £7.50 per child

For further information visit

Christmas Character Puppet Making Workshop
Tue 21 Dec
Norwich Puppet Theatre

The workshops at the Puppet Theatre run for 1½ hours (unless otherwise stated).
Tickets are £7.50 per child

For further information visit

Christmas Children’s Carol service with the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk Fri 24 Dec
St Peter Mancroft

The annual Pantomime Carol Service in Norwich’s largest church with the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk. The service will be broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk. 

Cathedral Carol Service
Fri 24 Dec 3.30pm Norwich Cathedral
Thumbelina Sun 26 Dec – Fri 31 Dec Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tickets: £7.00 adult, £5 child, £5.50 concession, £3 Go4Less child, £20 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) For ages 3+
For further information visit

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