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Christmas By Candlelight

7 December 2016

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!

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7 Things To Do This Weekend

7 December 2016

Wondering what to do this weekend in Norwich? Here’s 7 highlights to help you decide…

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Win 2 Norwich Sweatshirts from the Norwich Shop

6 December 2016

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!

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Shopping in Norfolk's Market Towns

5 December 2016

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!

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The Visitor

29 November 2016

The sixth in our series of films about Norwich has arrived: The Visitor!

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Discover a City at Christmas

29 November 2016

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!

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8 things to do this weekend!

29 November 2016

Here’s a roundup of our 8 favourite highlights happening this weekend (not necessarily in date order):

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Peter the Wild Boy

29 November 2016

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…?

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Embrace Hygge in Norwich!

22 November 2016

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.

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Christmas Gift List

22 November 2016

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!

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'Can't Miss' Carol Services

22 November 2016

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!

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WIN a case of Christmas cheer

15 November 2016

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.

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Non-Christmassy Winter Wishlist!

15 November 2016

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.

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A Glamorous Affair

15 November 2016

If you’re after an evening full of glamour and glitz, listen up: Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra are coming to OPEN for an evening of Christmas celebration and music on Saturday 10 December!

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Our Favourite Restaurants For Festive Dining

15 November 2016

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.

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Festive Fun - Part Three

10 November 2016

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…!

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What Kind of Christmas Are You?

8 November 2016

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!

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The Ghost of the Lady in Grey

7 November 2016

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!

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Norwich's Best Christmas Markets for 2016

7 November 2016

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.

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Five Christmas Shows...

6 November 2016

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!

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New in Norwich

2 November 2016

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:

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Top Christmas Breaks

1 November 2016

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!

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A real Christmas Spectacular!

31 October 2016

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!

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New Year's Celebrations and Packages

30 October 2016

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:

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Partridge is back! Our thoughts on 'Nomad'

28 October 2016

Partridge fans will no doubt be excited to learn (if you haven’t already) of Alan’s newly released autobiography/ travelogue Nomada 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! 

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The Giggling Squid Experience

26 October 2016

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).

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Chains... and sparkle!

25 October 2016

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.

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Eyeballs and Mustard (do not mix!)

24 October 2016

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!

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Castle & Chocolate: Why Norwich IS our GB High Street

23 October 2016

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!

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Festive Fun - Part Two

22 October 2016

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!

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