North Norfolk Christmas Events
There are so many great events in the run up to Christmas that will get you raring to go, lots of fun what ever age you may be. Tis the season to be merry!
My most favourite event which guarantees filling everyone full of festive cheer is Holkham's Candlelight Tours which are on various dates during December, you will need to book.
© Holkham Estate
One of North Norfolk most 'spectacular' events is the Thursford Spectacular which opens on the 6th November with the Santa's Magical Journey opening on 24th November. Thursford has attracted crowd to these events for years and it's no surprise why it's the largest Christmas show in the country.
Starting from the 1st December there are Santa Special Train Service, departing from Sheringham to Santaland to meet Santa and get a gift.
Is there a better way to warm up for Christmas than a Panto? This year the Hunstanton Princess Theatre is doing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from December 1§sr through to 1st January.
We have an array of Christmas Markets and Fairs in North Norfolk and my recent blog can guide you through them.
Another lovely local event which always warms the soul is the lights in Burnham Market switch on, this year it is on Saturday 17th November, it's always busy and very atmospheric - a drink at the Hoste is essential.
Fakenham have a wonderful Christmas Tree Festival which all the local primary schools get involved with, they each decorate a tree with a different theme and raise money for their chosen charities, it takes place for seven days from 29th November to 6th December.
On Friday 21st December at 7pm you can join in some carol singing at The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. There's a raffle, chestnuts on the BBQ and usually some mulled wine and mulled cider.
Our family favourite (and the best thing about living in Docking) is Father Christmas coming to visit on Christmas Eve after the Christingle Service at the local church. Father Christmas stops at the pub and the Spar shop and for £2 your child can have a chat with the big guy and get an early pressie.
The festive period is also the perfect time to see the wonderful wildlife that North Norfolk has to offer, from the largest seal colony where the Seals are pupping to the amazing migrating swans and geese.
A Christmas Swim perhaps? Every Christmas Day folk gather on Hunstanton beach to embrace the cold and have a Christmas swim. Personally I’m more of a spectator!!
Or how about watching Father Christmas arrive on the Christmas Tide on the 1st December, the festive fun starts at 10am, the lights are switched on at 5pm and then it's down to the quay to watch Santa arrive.