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Flickering candlelight can set such a mood for whatever you’re doing – the soft glow can feel romantic, it can feel atmospheric, and it can definitely feel festive! We’ve compiled our favourite events this month where candlelight plays a big part – so prepare to feel very Christmassy indeed!
Wondering what to do this weekend in Norwich? Here’s 7 highlights to help you decide…
It’s competition time - here’s your chance to win 2 Norwich sweatshirts (one female and one male) to keep you nice and warm over the winter months!
For the best Christmas shopping in Norfolk, we recommend a blend of the vibrant shops and boutiques of Norwich with some of the unique shops in the area’s market towns – that way you’re bound to find something for everyone!
Love a tour or a trail? Then it’s time to wrap up warm and get out and about in Norwich! Between now and Christmas there’s plenty waiting to be discovered, and sometimes taking a tour of the city is the best way to learn something new – even for regular visitors!
Here’s a roundup of our 8 favourite highlights happening this weekend (not necessarily in date order):
Settle down for a Norwich story which has been passed down through generations – it’s the true (as far as we know!) tale of a feral child discovered in Germany back in the 18th century. But what has this got to do with Norwich, you might ask…?
You may already be aware of ‘hygge’; the concept is becoming more and more prevalent here in the UK, having picked up the pace recently. It originates from Denmark (in fact there’s no straight translation for this word into English) and, if you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically about embracing life – all year round, but particularly during the colder months when moods can dip as much as the temperature.
For festive gifts with a difference - all from Norwich and Norfolk- take a look at our carefully collated list of ideas. From tasty treats to experiential gifts, there’s something for everyone here – there, we’ve done the hard work for you!
Celebrate the run up to Christmas day with some wonderful choir services and events; they’re sure to get you feeling festive. There are plenty of great options right here in Norwich for everyone!
City of Stories has talked the lovely people at Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales into sending one lucky winner a mixed case of 12 Woodforde’s beers (550ml) which includes their core favourites; Wherry, Nelson, Nog and Bure gold.
Christmas may seem to be everywhere at the moment – in shops, on TV, in Norwich’s streets (Norwich’s sparkling Christmas Lights are switched on tomorrow evening!) – however there’s plenty to do around here that doesn’t involve festive celebrations.
Norfolk has an abundance of charming restaurants which serve up amazing dishes using local produce and ultra-fresh ingredients. The festive period is a great time to try something different on special menus, from fine dining to eateries offering a more casual experience.
It’s part three of our Festive Fun roundup! Here we countdown the best events taking place in mid December – and there are plenty of them! From fancy Father Christmas visits to Family Christmas concerts, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained here in Norwich – pens at the ready, or if you’re a Bake Off fan get yourself a spreadsheet to get truly organised…!
A great Christmas break isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair, you know! Plan your trip away based on the style that suits you – whether you plump for traditional, contemporary, vintage or family-style breaks, we’ve got some great recommendations for you!
Halloween may be over for another year, but we always love a spooky story – especially when it’s a real life "ghost" tale from old times, complete with hauntings stretching back to 16th century Norwich!
We all love a great Christmas Market, and Norwich has not one but five key markets that we think are well worth a visit – and they’re the ideal opportunity to pick up some gorgeous items which would make perfect Christmas presents.
This December Norwich Playhouse are putting on not one but five Christmas shows, starting at the beginning of December and winding through to the New Year. Each is unique in its subject and style, covering everything from Christmas hits to festive comedy. The Playhouse is one of our favourite theatrical venues to be entertained in, so we think seeing all five wouldn’t go amiss!
It’s always exciting when (positive) changes are afoot, and there have been plenty in Norwich recently! Here’s our roundup of our “New in Norwich” highlights:
For many, Christmas is as good a time as any to explore somewhere new, or revisit an old favourite… so whether you’ve visited Norwich countless times before or never stepped foot here, book a festive break in the run up to Christmas and we can promise you won’t be disappointed!
If there’s an event that screams CHRISTMAS for every age, it’s the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Travelled to from far and wide, this event really manages to convey a sense of sparkle and fun for many visitors - and it’s the biggest Christmas show in the country (possibly even in Europe), so we’re really lucky to have it right here in Norfolk!
Plan the perfect New Year’s break, whether you fancy partying in style or enjoying a sit-down dinner – or both! Here are our top ways to bring in 2017 right here in Norfolk:
Partridge fans will no doubt be excited to learn (if you haven’t already) of Alan’s newly released autobiography/ travelogue Nomad; a follow up to his 2011 hit I, Partridge, this book picks up where the other left off so we don’t have to miss out on any of Partridge’s escapades!
To me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying than sampling a variety of delicious Thai dishes, freshly cooked with plenty of flavour. New restaurant Giggling Squid ticks all the boxes: it packs a real punch with its beautiful décor and amazing food, serving up an array of more unique dishes alongside the old favourites (I love to try new things but will never tire of a Masaman Curry).
In heart of the vibrant Norwich Lanes sits Sonkai – a gorgeous, independent jewellery shop that also offers repairs, refitting and bespoke custom designs. Having opened in Norwich in 2006, they are celebrating their 10th year with an exciting project: designing the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich’s new civic chains.
From glass eyes to lighter-than-air sweet treats, here’s a few of our favourite finds in Norwich's Castle/ Arcade district which have stood the test of time!
Norwich’s Arcade/ Castle District has not only been nominated but shortlisted for Great British High Street of the Year again (Norwich also won back in 2014 with the Norwich Lanes), so local Norwich resident Jumara Mulcahy tells us why she thinks beautiful Norwich should definitely win!
Get your diaries ready – here’s the long-awaited part two of our top festive events highlights, and because there’s so much going on, we’ll just cover the first half of December in this post. So prepare yourselves, because Christmas in Norwich is a well and truly jam-packed season!