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Christmas in West Norfolk 2022

Prepare yourself for an enchanting Christmas in west Norfolk this year! From Santa’s Grottos to gift fairs, and magical pantomimes to creative workshops –  we...

Prepare yourself for an enchanting Christmas in west Norfolk this year! From Santa’s Grottos to gift fairs, and magical pantomimes to creative workshops –  we have everything you need for a tree-mendously fun festive break for all the family. Here’s our rundown of some of the best things to see and do this Christmas season!

Meet Santa Claus

Father Christmas is taking a well-deserved break away from his North Pole retreat this December and will be visiting his grottos in King’s Lynn, Stow Bardolph and even a small deer’s leap along the border between west Norfolk and Wisbech. His elves have been working extra hard this year to create a truly magical festival experience you little ones will treasure forever.

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Buddy’s Christmas Fayre and Santa’s Grotto | Worzals Garden Centre

2nd – 24th December 2022. Give your little ones an experience they’ll never forget! Visit Father Christmas in the magical setting of Worzals.
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Father Christmas at Stow Bardolph

December 2022. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Church Farm Stow Bardolph. All Father Christmas tickets include entrance to the Farm as well as visiting Father Christmas.
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An Audience with Father Christmas

December 2022. It won’t be long before the distant sound of sleigh bells start to chime, the clip clop of hooves on the roof return, and the merry hohoho fills the Marble Hall once more.
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Santa’s Grotto and Breakfast

November – December 2022. Join Dobbies for a fun festive event where you will enjoy breakfast for the whole family and fun activities, plus a special visit from Santa with a gift for every child.

Watch a Show or Pantomime

Expect dazzling scenery, colourful costumes, hilarious comedy and plenty of sing-along songs at the many Christmas shows and pantomimes taking place this season in west Norfolk.

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Cinderella | The Princess Theatre

3rd December 2022 – 1st January 2023. This Christmas, you’re invited to the biggest ball of all at The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton. This magical pantomime features great songs, dazzling dance routines, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and amazing special effects – perfect for all the family!
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Snow White | Alive Corn Exchange

December 2022. Join Alive Corn Exchange this festive season for a truly WICKED panto! Journey to meet Dame Dotty, Herbie Vore (the vegetarian) Huntsman and the magnificent seven on a magical adventure for the whole family!
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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers – Holly at Christmas

19th November 2022. Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!
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Christmas Memories

4th November 2022. Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back in a spectacular spirit lifting, heart-warming, afternoon of festive nostalgia with the new 2022 production of their hit show. 
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That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show

11th November 2022. That’ll Be The Day is back with another timeless Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show, so get ready to kick off your festive season in the best possible way.
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Fairytale of New York

19th November 2022. Direct from the West End and after a phenomenal sell out debut tour Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022, it’s the ultimate feel-good Irish-inspired Christmas show.
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Smile Its Christmas

11th December 2022. A warm welcome awaits you here at the Guildhall of St. George theatre. The ever popular ‘Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer returns with his seasonal treat ‘Smile it’s Christmas’ bringing together a hamper of entertainment!

Take Part in a Workshop

Add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas. There are many exciting festive workshops that you can get involved in this season: deck you halls with willow wreaths and sculptures, or treat your ‘elf or a loved one to special handicrafts.

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Weave Some Christmas Magic

30th November and 5th December 2022. Personal touches at Christmas make the season sparkle that little bit brighter, which is why Holkham are delighted to be hosting two willow weaving workshops led by Karen Bek.
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Silversmithing Ring Workshop

2nd and 16th December 2022. ‘Tis the season to sparkle, so why not add to your jewellery collection with your very own handmade ring? This silversmithing workshop gives you the opportunity to make a recycled silver ring from scratch using traditional techniques.
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Christmas Willow Workshop

3rd December 2022. Come and join Jo Hammond, a renowned willow maker, for a fun day at Norfolk Creative Arts. You will learn how to make a Christmas willow door wreath and a lovely unique Christmas star.
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Silversmithing Necklace Workshop

2nd and 16th December 2022. Whether you’d like to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas, Holkham Hall’s necklace silversmithing workshop will be a dazzling addition to your festive calendar.
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Wreath Making Workshop

4th December 2022. Nothing says Christmas like a dazzling wreath hanging proudly on your front door, and here is your opportunity to create your own masterpiece using greenery sourced from Holkham Park.
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‘Winter at Holkham’ Oil Painting Workshop

6th and 7th December 2022. Enjoy two days immersing yourself in the natural winter beauty at Holkham, finding all the inspiration you’ll need to paint an enchanting winter landscape using oil paints. No oil painting experience is required, and all materials are included, just come along with an open mind, some festive spirit and of course, a willingness to try new things!
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HDFA Christmas Wreath Making

20th November 2022. Come and enjoy a three-hour workshop to create your very own beautiful hand-made Christmas wreath. The workshop includes all wreath materials excluding foliage.

Light Events

Make the most of the dark winter nights and enjoy the fantastic light shows and Christmas light switch-on events on offer in west Norfolk. There is also an opportunity to enthral your senses and tour a stately home by candlelight this season – you don’t want to miss it!

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Luminate Sandringham

11th November – 18th December 2022. Nestled deep within Sandringham Estate, awaits a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.
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King’s Lynn Christmas Light Switch-On

27th November 2022. Head into King’s Lynn Town Centre on the 27th November for the annual light switch-on event! Activities include biscuit decorating, Christmas colouring, and Christmas letter-writing station.
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Christmas Lights Switch-On and Craft Fair | Downham Market

27th November 2022. Join us for the annual switching on of the Christmas Lights. There will be a Craft Fair inside Downham Market Town Hall with stalls and amusements in the Town Centre.
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Hunstanton Christmas Festival

27th November 2022. A Christmas festival in the heart of Hunstanton, west Norfolk.

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Holkham Hall by Candlelight

December 2022. A truly magical time, perfect for friends and family to enjoy the magnificent state rooms in all their festive finery, plus a glass of fizz and a mince pie too.

Buy Unique Christmas Gifts

Wrap up warm, sample delicious festive food and shop for unique and interesting gifts at one of west Norfolk’s Christmas markets and shopping events this season. This is a great opportunity to support local makers and artists as well as purchase one-of-a-kind items to gift your loved ones.

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Deepdale Christmas Shopping

4th November – 22nd December 2022. Support local businesses by gift shopping at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale this Christmas.
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Christmas Gift Fair | Creake Abbey

26th November 2022, 10am – 3pm. Creake Abbey’s Christmas Gift Fair is taking place this November and will be welcoming many stallholders including Candi’s Chutneys, Norfolk Meadow Soaps, and Driftwood Birds.
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Festive Merchants Market | King’s Lynn

10th and 11th December 2022. King’s Lynn Annual Festival Merchants Market offers a fantastic selection of locally produced crafts, food and drink.
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Christmas Food and Gift Farmers’ Market | Creake Abbey

17th December 2022. Creake Abbey are hosting a festive farmers market this December and welcoming stallholders including WhataHoot Gin Distillery.
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HDFA Christmas Gift Fair

20th November 2022. The St Edmund’s Day Gift Fair takes place at Hunstanton’s Town Hall this year, presenting a wide range of hand-crafted gifts. Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.
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Sandringham Christmas, Craft, Food and Gift Fair

18th, 19th and 20th November 2022. Late November heralds the return of the annual Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fair at Sandringham. Join us for a relaxing and entertaining style of Christmas shopping.
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Christmas Mini Market

November and December 2022. The Christmas (outdoor) Market will be open every Saturday & Sunday during November and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday in December.
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Christmas Food, Drink and Gift Market

10th and 11th December 2022. Perfect for some Christmas shopping, or well-deserved treats for yourself, Holkham’s Christmas market will see the best local producers showcasing their seasonal food, drink and gifts.

Family Entertainment

Tis’ the season to be jolly! Christmas Tree Festivals to festive craft activities, treat the whole family to a fun-filled break away in west Norfolk this season.

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Hunstanton Christmas Tree Festival and Competition

2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2022. Something of an annual tradition now, the HDFA presents their Christmas Tree Festival in Hunstanton’s Town Hall.
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Cut, Stick and Be Merry!

3rd and 17th December 2022. Calling all craft-crazy kids! Holkham Hall’s learning team will be snipping, sticking, and singing along to your all-time favourite Christmas songs as they give your little ones a step-by-step tutorial of how to make some special Christmas creations.
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Gingerbread Festival

19th November 2022. As Downham Market is sometimes known as the Gingerbread Town, Fascinating Fens is bringing the first Gingerbread Festival to the town at Discover Downham.
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Festive Activities in The Place

10th – 11th December 2022. Head over to The Place in King’s Lynn Town Centre on the 10th & 11th December for a whole host of FREE and affordable festive activities! Activities inside The Place will include biscuit decorating and Christmas colouring.
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Carol Service at All Saints Church

13th December 2022. True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum and All Saints Church are joining forces to put on a Carol Service. There will be congregational carols, readings, as well as performances by North Wootton Year 5 School Choir, the Community Choir and vocalist Emily Blake.
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Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim

25th December 2022. The Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim is one of Norfolk biggest charity events over the festive season in Hunstanton with hundreds of ?????? ??? ??people taking part. 

Food and Drink Specials

Nothing says Christmas quite like sharing delicious food with friends and family. Get tucked into festive delights this season in west Norfolk.

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Festive Afternoon Tea | Knights Hill Hotel and Spa

Available from 1st December – 23rd December 2022. The perfect pre-Christmas treat.
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Wreath Making & Dinner | Knights Hill Hotel and Spa

5th, 6th and 7th December 2022. Arrive to a glass of Prosecco and get in the festive spirit with our wreath making class hosted by Deb’s Florist in the small Barn. Afterwards enjoy a sumptuous two course dinner from our Garden Brasserie and take home your new creation to display triumphantly on your front door.

Please note that the information provided on this webpage was accurate on the date and time it was published [04/11/2022 09:32]. Details may have changed after this time and date.

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