Christmas Events in Norwich 2019

Festive day out ideas in Norwich

Discover some festive events in Norwich from the Festive Fair at The Forum, events at Stanger Hall’s museum and live on stage performances like the Cinderella pantomime at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Keep reading to find out more…

Tunnel of Light

Hay Hill, Norwich
14 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Spend a Christmas shopping day in Norwich and walk through the Tunnel of Light! The 45 metre tunnel returns to Hay Hill this Christmas and is a good spot to taker a pic for the gram.

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Festive Fair at The Forum

The Forum
21 – 24 Nov 2019, FREE​

The Festive Fair at The Forum will have more than 50 stalls offering a variety of winter goods from jewellery, ceramics, textiles, decorations and plants. Listen to music and carols from The Pavilion Brass Band, the Big C Choirs and, on Sunday, a traditional fairground organ.

Visit our Festive fair at the Forum events page to find out more


Norwich Cathedral
6 (10am – 9pm) – 7 Dec 2019 (10am – 5pm), FREE entry

Now in its second year, the Norfolk Christmas Fayre returns to the Norwich Cathedral. More than just for shopping, you can meet local makers, creators and food producers in the largest monastic cloisters in the country.

Visit Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association Page to find out more

Deck the Halls – Tour at Strangers’ Hall

Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4AL
11 & 18 December 2019; 2pm – 3.30pm; £8.50, museum pass holders £6.50

Stranger’s hall, a medieval museum with rooms representing many eras will hold tours where visitors will experience the building bedecked in traditional seasonal foliage (Prices include museum entry). Visit Norfolk Museums to learn about other Norfolk museum events

Twas’ the Night Before Christmas & Visits to Father Christmas

Strangers’ Hall
Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4ALSt George's Street, Norwich
30 Nov; 7, 14, 20, 21 December 2019

Twas’ the Night Before Christmas - Walk through Stanger Hall’s themed rooms as they’ll be brining part of Clement C Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Join in with Christmas preparations in the kitchen and enjoy period entertainment in the undercroft as well as Christmas crafts, storytelling and don’t miss Father Christmas’s sleigh in the coach house!

Visits to Father Christmas - Countdown to Christmas with the family and visit Father Chrismas at Strangers’ Hall! Meet Father Christmas in a toy workshop and tickets include a gift to take home. Visitors can book to visit Father Christmas only or enjoy more of the magic included with a visit to the museum as well.

Visit Norfolk Museums to find out what other events are happening

A Circus Carol​

Norwich Playhouse
St George's Street, Norwich
11 – 21 December 2019; ages 10+; times vary, tickets £15

Turning Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol on its head, this special circus production spills with thrills and laughs. This version of events will have humour, ghosts (of course) and stunning acrobatics. Bring all the family for a spectacle of a festive tale. Visit Norwich Playhouse to find out more


Norwich Theatre Royal
17 Dec 2019 - 19 Jan 2020​

Witness the timeless tale of a rag to riches servant girl who falls in love with Prince Charming live on stage with a cast including Hollyoaks’ Joe Tracini, Casualty’s Amanda Henderson and EastEnders’ David Witts.

Visit Norwich Theatre Royal to find out more

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