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Santa is busy making toys, reading Christmas lists, organising his elves and checking who’s on the naughty list yet still manages to find time for all the children who are eager to pay him a visit. There are many locations around Norfolk where Father Christmas can be seen during the festive period; how does he fit it all in? Pay Father Christmas a visit in Norfolk in 2019 and you may even get the chance to meet his reindeer too!
Across Norfolk there are many magical Christmas events and activities taking place throughout the festive season, catering for all age groups, tastes and budgets.
Christmas markets and fairs in Norfolk are a real festive treat, with mulled wine, mince pies and maybe even the chance to meet the big man himself. Here are some of the best Christmas markets around Norfolk, with gifts galore just in time for Christmas.
Showcasing international, national and local artists, galleries and dealers to art lovers and collectors from the eastern region, this major art fair returns to Norwich in 2019. Housed again this year in the centre of Norwich, in the stunning setting of Saint Andrews Hall, the art fair is one of the largest exhibitions of its kind outside of London. Visitors can browse and purchase hundreds of pieces of artwork by both international and regional talent, from affordable prints by recognised artists and new talent to investment pieces including original paintings, sculpture, photography and commissions.
Saturday 23rd November to Saturday 30th December 2019 - There is no better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than watching Cromer’s end of the pier Christmas show. Enjoy festive fun, laugh-out-loud comedy, mesmerizing dance routines, beautiful costumes and show-stopping vocals in this famous theatre on the stunning north Norfolk coast.
Pantomime season is almost upon us……….oh yes it is!! With only around six weeks before Christmas, it’s a good time to take a look at all the pantos showing across Norfolk.
Britain has long been regarded as a nation of animal lovers and dogs lead the way as the nation’s favourite animal companion.
Research shows that being playful makes us happier, more open-minded, allows our creative juices to flow and helps us bond with others. That’s why so many companies offer team-building days – it can even help those suffering from depression. We are hardwired to play, and this doesn’t stop when we reach a certain age or become an adult.
The 2019 festive season is almost upon us and around Norfolk plans are being made for FREE Christmas lights switch-on events and celebrations. Becoming more elaborate year on year, with special guests including TV and radio personalities and Father Christmas himself, there are many exciting events being organised across the region that are sure to be filled with fun and festive cheer.
Norfolk has many individual businesses producing an array of different arts and crafts as well as craft centres and shops to purchase all manner of materials. From ceramics, glassware, paintings and woodwork to candles, sculptures, textiles and jewellery, Norfolk has a wealth of talented and creative people who teach, produce, exhibit and sell arts and crafts materials and products across the county.
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