The Norfolk Coast Guide to the Big Events & What's on in 2024

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  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2023
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    31
    Jan
    2024
    Snettisham Nature Reserve

    The dawn flight of up to 40,000 pink-footed geese that make their way from Iceland and Greenland to gather on the The Wash in one of the best nature spectacles in Europe.. The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Snettisham has come to herald the start of the Autumn and Winter season for many bird-watchers and nature lovers.

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  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2023
    Fri
    10
    Nov
    2023
    Norfolk Coast

    This is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people who produce it returns in the Autumn of 2023. (more…)

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2024
    8:00 amKNETTISHALL HEATH , Thetford

    The Peddars Way Ultra Marathon on Saturday 20 January 2024 starts in Suffolk at Knettishall Heath Country Park  and follows the route of the ancient  Roman road for 48 miles (77 Km) to Holme-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast meeting the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea.

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  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2024
    Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024
    10am - 4pmWalsingham Abbey, Little Walsingham NR22 6BP

    The snow drops are already out at  Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk and you can enjoy them yourself from Wednesday 24th January 2024. This is where snowdrops cast a new light upon the crumbling stone of the old abbey. This is a perfect spot, tucked away with a beautiful stream which can run fast and high. Glorious hellebores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops. Walsingham Abbey is in the centre of the village of Little Walsingham.

     

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  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    24
    Feb
    2024
    Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AX

    Kings Lynn Mart returns on Wednesday 14th February 2024 with the Mayors's official opening at midday. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.

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  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024
    Sun
    24
    Mar
    2024
    Burnham Deepdale, King's Lynn PE31 8DD

    2017 was the inaugural Deepdale Hygge Festival, a celebration of the things the organisers  love on the North Norfolk Coast including the great outdoors, live music, barbecue, fire pits, food, drink, cycling, walking, running, big skies, and star gazing.

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  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2024
    13;20pmRacecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NY

    For many the odds on favourite way to finish off the Easter weekend. Expect to find a big crowd, a festival of picnics and a great atmosphere as everyone tries to beat the bookies! Some big races attract runners from all over the country.

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  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024
    Sun
    07
    Apr
    2024
    9:30 amThe Racecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NY

    This Spring the Norfolk Artisan Fair will be showcasing an inspiring array of innovative and quality artisan goods at Fakenham Racecourse.

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  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024
    5:00 pmBeeston Common Sheringham Norfolk

    Vikings once struck terror into the hearts of the inhabitants of our shores, but their return to north Norfolk will be very much welcomed. Plans have been drawn up to stage Sheringham's Scira Viking Festival - which culminates in the burning of a model long ship. Provisional dates will see this event return on Saturday 6th April  2024..

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  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2024
    Mon
    29
    Apr
    2024
    10am - 3.30pmSandringham/Hillingdon Norfolk

    This is a rare opportunity to visit a Norfolk working tulip field in conjunction with the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House from Thursday 18th April 2024 with tulip grower Mark Eves of Belmont Nurseries at Sandringham in Norfolk. Up to half a million bulbs per acre are planted making this a most dramatic tulip display.

    Tickets have sold out but follow us on IG or FB for our Tulip Fields ticket giveaway for 2024.

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  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2024
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2024
    Houghton Hall King's Lynn PE31 6TY

    A large outdoor art installation by Sir Antony Gormley’s will be displayed across the grounds and through the house at Houghton Hall, near Sandringham on the North Norfolk coast from April 21 to October 31.

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  • Sat
    04
    May
    2024
    Mon
    06
    May
    2024
    10am-6pmSandringham Estate, Norfolk PE35 6EN

    Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood festival returns on the first May Bank Holiday weekend on the 4th May through to Monday 6th Gates open at 10am.

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  • Sat
    11
    May
    2024
    8:45 amStarts Magazine Wood, Sedgeford PE36 5LW What3Words: small.wreck.sneezing

    Now in its 5th year the Magazine to Massingham FUN charity walk, run, ride takes place on a ten mile section of the Peddars Way between Sedgeford and Great Massingham on Saturday 11th May 2024.

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  • Sat
    25
    May
    2024
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024
    10:00 amVarious North Norfolk Artist Studios

    More than 100 sculptors, painters, printers and other artists host their open studios event from Saturday May 25 to Sunday June 2 2024.

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  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024
    10am - 5pmSandringham House PE35 6EN

    The Pageant of Motoring’ commencing on the 26th May 2024 will showcase seven decades of motoring supported by live music and aerial displays alongside a variety of culinary delights and a craft & vintage fair. The event is a celebration of motoring throughout the decades combined with aerial displays and live music throughout the day.

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  • Mon
    27
    May
    2024
    Tue
    28
    May
    2024
    10:00 amHoughton Hall, Norfolk

    The Houghton Horse Trials from  incorporating the FEI Nations Cup has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.

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  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024
    10:00 amThe Quay, Kings Lynn

    An action-packed weekend of speedboat and jet ski racing is set to return on the 1st & 2nd June 2024 to a historic Norfolk waterfront at King's Lynn.

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  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024
    First Race 2pmFakenham Racecourse, Norfolk NR21 7NY

    Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Fakenham Races Ladies Day on the 2nd June 2024 with the flag dropping for the first race at 2.30pm. A key date in the Norfolk calendar, thousands of people stream through the gates to witness the thunder of steeds bearing down on the finish line and the roar of the crowds interspersed with the popping of corks and the rumble of conversation as visitors enjoy the day. One of the most exciting horse racing fixtures, the all-important Ladies Day fashion at Fakenham is as dramatic as the live horse racing.

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  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    7.30am TideBurnham Overy Staithe & North Norfolk Coast

    The Norfolk Superhero Challenge will now not take place on the 8th June 2024, The event is a unique quadrathlon event that has raised huge sums for local charities. The Norfolk Superhero Challenge combined courses across land and sea, centred around the coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe. More than 130 resilient racers take on the best of Norfolk’s scenery – and the worst of its weather – before crossing the line in a gruelling quadrathlon

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  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024
    2:00 pmBayfield Hall, Holt NR25 7JN

    Get ready to embrace the magic of summer at Bayfield Summer Solstice - A celebration of Summer's peak taking place in this beautiful setting just outside the market town of Holt.

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  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2024
    Hunstanton Green Borfolk

    A weekend of festivities draws thousands to Hunstanton's carnival parade on Sunday 23rd June 2024.

    The Hunstanton event included live music, food and drink and a parade through the streets. In 2023 it was organised in collaboration between the Hunstanton Events Team, KL1 Radio and West Norfolk Council provided the stage.

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  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2024
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    30
    Jun
    2024
    9:00 amSandringham House, Kings Lynn Norfolk

    The  Sandringham 3 Day Event Horse driving trials are from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2024  and includes races in dressage, marathon and cones in many different categories such as single horse, single pony, novice, multiples and open single.

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  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2024
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2024
    10:00 amBradmoor Woods, West Acre, Norfolk

    Taking place on the first weekend in July 2024  in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real "get away from it all" vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations or sample local food.

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  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2024
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2024
    9:00 amHolkham Hall Holkham Road Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

    The UK's most beautiful triathlon! The weekend is about as close to a triathlon festival as you can get. Stunning grounds, camping, food, events, family activities and more.

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  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2024
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2024
    10:00 amSheringham Norfolk

    Welcome to the Potty Festival website! The Potty Festival is the place to be for Morris dancing and folk music in Sheringham, North Norfolk. It takes place in early July every year, and has been attracting large numbers of dancers, musicians, residents and tourists since it was established in 1993.

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  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    Holt, Norfolk & Surrounding Coastal Villages

    The Holt Festival will return on Saturday 13th July 2024. The festival is an annual arts festival, which comprises a range of events, from food and theatre to music, fine art and more

    “A visit to Holt Festival begins with the visual impact of a lovely Georgian town with special character. From comedy to cuisine, politics to pop Holt Festival brings you the best in music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word in a glorious celebration of the arts.

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  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    County Wide

    Norfolk Day is celebrated on July 27 and the day celebrates the great land of Norfolk. The he history of this glorious county goes back hundreds of thousands of years.

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  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    10:00 amBlakeney Quay, Norfolk

    Blakeney's annual greasy pole challenge will be held on Saturday 27th July in 2024. Part of the Blakeney Sailing Regatta which runs over the whole weekend, the greasy pole dates back well over a hundred years to 1873 when the prize for winning was a hog.

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  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2024
    3:00 pmSandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk PE31 6AZ

    The 141st Sandringham Flower Show opens on Wednesday 31st July 2024. The Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day Show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year.(more…)

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2024
    Wells-Next-Sea, Norfolk Coast

    A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more.

    Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk has for over a 100 years enjoyed a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors. A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. The carnival will next run from the Friday 2nd August through to Sunday  11th August 2024.

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  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2024
    6pm Gates OpenBlickling Hall Norwich Norfolk NR11 6NF

    The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey in 2024 return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems  on Saturday 3rd August 2024. The event will once again take place under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

    ​​This will be Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will be followed by a half hour interval with the DJ playing the latest Ibiza tunes.

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  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2024
    Houghton Hall Norfolk PE31 6TY

    After a very successful Houghton Festival in 2023 this huge music event will return on August the 8th 2024.   Houghton Music & Arts Festival has gained a reputation as one of the must-go-to  electronic festivals.

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    08
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2024
    Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

    TV adventurer Bear Grylls has announced that the UK’s ultimate family adventure festival, Gone Wild, will be coming to Holkham Park  in 2024 and it will run across four days from Thursday, August 8 until Sunday, August 11.

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  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2024
    12:00 pmSandringham House King's Lynn Norfolk PE35 6EN

    This 3 day event filled with competition, live entertainment, yoga and celebrations is one you cannot afford to miss. Enter solo, as a pair or a team and ..

    There is  a category for everyone. The so-called 'loneliness' of the long-distance runner was epitomised by the 64 men and 42 women who tackled the entire event solo in 2023– that is apart from an army of volunteer marshals and fellow runners in teams on the same five-mile lap.

    The other hundred runners were involved in variously formatted teams ranging from male, female, and mixed pairs up to large mixed teams with up to 12 runners who ran in a continuous relay.

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  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2024
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    18
    Sep
    2024
    Raynham Hall, East Raynham, Fakenham NR21 7EP

    Wild Fields will take place at the Raynham Estate, near Fakenham, from August 15 to 18 2024 and it will feature both established names and groundbreaking new musicians. It is from the same team behind the Norwich-based multi-venue music festival Wild Paths and there will be a focus on sustainability.

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  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2024
    Fri
    23
    Aug
    2024
    10:00 amCromer Norfolk

    The Cromer Carnival returns on the 17th August 2024 . One of the largest Carnivals in the country and culminating in Carnival day on the 21st August with the Red Arrows  dominating the skies overhead.

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  • Sun
    18
    Aug
    2024
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    25
    Aug
    2024
    9:00 amHunstanton Norfolk

    The 102cd week-long Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament commences on the 18th August 2024 and is said to be Britain's largest event of its kind after Wimbledon, taking place on 38 grass courts. Starting at the Hunstanton Recreation Ground on Sunday, play will continue each day, through to all the finals on Saturday.

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  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    25
    Aug
    2024
    9:00 amHill Farm, Gressenhall, Norfolk. NR19 2NR

    Maui Waui is a 3 day  international festival of music, performance and arts.

    The Maui Waui Festival of Music and Performing Arts returns to its new location at Hill Farm, near Dereham, Norfolk on the 23rd to the 25th August 2024 and is celebrating 11 glorious years of bringing amazing music and performing arts to the East Anglian countryside.

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  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2024
    8am-6pmBlickling Estate, Blickling, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

    The Aylsham has been at the heart of the county’s social and agricultural calendar for more than 70 years, returns on the Bank Holiday on Monday, August 26 2024, from 8am until 6pm and will be celebrating fun food and farming.

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  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2024
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    01
    Sep
    2024
    10:00 amHolkham Hall, Norfolk Coast

    The North Norfolk food festival takes place in the spectacular setting of the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall on the 31st August & 1st September 2024. Historically filled with vegetables and flowers grown for the Hall, nestled within huge brick and flint walls that offer protection from the elements, this is an ideal setting to celebrate the abundance of Norfolk produce and culinary skill.(more…)

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    07
    Sep
    2024
    Sun
    08
    Sep
    2024
    10:00 amSandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

    Sandringham Game & Country Fair will  take place next on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2024. The fair showcases a range of crafts and food stalls as well as many outdoor demonstrations of country sports and activities.

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  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2024
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    22
    Sep
    2024
    Holt & Sheringham Norfolk

    Held in conjunction with Sheringham 1940s Weekend, the event celebrates the wartime efforts of allied forces and the remarkable resilience shown by those who dealt with the hardships on the home front. Expect the sights, sounds and style of the '40s in the town of Holt.

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  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2024
    11:00 amCliff Parade, Hunstanton PE36 6BQ

    On Sunday 22 September the popular Soap box derby returns to the streets of Hunstanton in Norfolk.  In 2023 around 50 home-built karts took part with  karts with karts racing down the streets of Hunstanton on  the first weekend of the Easter school holiday and marked 70 years since the first Soap Box Derby was held in Hunstanton in 1953.(more…)

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2024
    Sun
    03
    Nov
    2024
    6:00 pmLenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

    PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, provisionally returns to the dinosaur park Norwich on the 18th October 2024.  Five frightening and award winning haunts include the Circus of Terror, The Crypt, Mayhem Manor Hotel and more haunts to be announced...

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  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2024
    Bonfire 6pm F/W 7.30pCliff Top Car Park Lighthouse Close Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 6EL

    Hunstanton Cliffs is the perfect spot for a Guy Fawkes night celebration and the fireworks are big, loud and go on and on and on! They say that nowhere are the skies bigger than in Norfolk but these fireworks do a great job at filling it. Doors open at 5.00pm on Saturday 3rd November 2024 and the  giant bonfire before is lit at 5.45pm.

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  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2024
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    23
    Dec
    2024
    2pm & 7pmThursford Norfolk

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns in 2024 on  Friday 8th November and has become one of the most anticipated festive events in East Anglia, having attracted audiences from across the country since opening on Christmas Eve 1977.  Fantastic sets and colour, the choreography, the singing and dancing, and a very special ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere. The show has a 130-strong cast and has a budget of £1.8m, and there is so much happening on the huge stage that it is  hard to decide what to focus on. The overall effect is quite breath-taking.

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  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2024
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    20
    Dec
    2024
    Various Locations

    All the best Norfolk Christmas markets happening along the coast this November and December including Sandringham Gift Fair, Holkham, Pensthorpe, South Creake and many more

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  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2024
    Sun
    17
    Nov
    2024
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Norfolk PE35 6EN

    This HUGE Christmas Craft Show held on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2024 at Sandringham House, bringing the opportunity to shop in comfort for all your Christmas food and gifts.

    Once again featuring a spectrum of colourful stands, it promises to be the Christmas shopping event of the year for visitors looking for unusual gifts and exciting additions to their own festive experience.

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  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2024
    Wed
    01
    Jan
    2025
    5.30pm -7.30pmSheringham Station, Norfolk NR26 8RA

    The North Norfolk Railway will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on selected evenings from November right through until January 2025. The railway version of the Northern Lights will see trains decorated with multi-coloured lights gliding through the winter darkness from Friday 15th November 2024.

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  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2024
    Sun
    05
    Jan
    2025
    VariesNorfolk Showground Dereham Road Norwich NR5 0TT

    Winter Wonderland is back for its second year at the Norfolk Showground, on the outskirts of the city, and it will be open from Friday, November 15 2024 until Saturday, January 3 2025.

    During term time, it will be open from 4pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm to 10pm on Fridays, 11am to 10pm on Saturdays and 11am to 8pm or 9pm on Sundays.

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  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2024
    1:30 pmBurnham Market, Norfolk

    The annual Christmas lights switch on is provisionally returning on Saturday 16th November 2024. In 2023 it was styled as a Victorian Christmas.

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  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2024
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    24
    Dec
    2024
    4:30 pmSandringham House, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    Sandringham Luminate is a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.

    As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the stunning, historic gardens of the late Queen's country home. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long walk with stunning new elements, added to re-amaze you for this winter event in 2024.

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  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2024
    5.30pm - 9pmHolt Market Place

    The Holt Christmas Lights is an event that really ushers in Christmas with a difference. Provisional dates for 2024 is Friday the 22nd  November and commences at 5.30pm with the now legendary 'Panto Race'. Now into its ninth year, this entertaining and hard fought contest takes place down the Holt high-street ahead of the official switch on.

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  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2024
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    30
    Nov
    2024
    10am - 8pmWells-Next-Sea, Norfolk

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival is held in 2024 over the last weekend in November which will be Friday 29th November.

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival regularly pulls in thousands of families lured by the unique prospect of seeing Santa Claus arrive in Norfolk from the North Pole by sea.

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  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2024
    12:15 pmFakenham Racecourse, Fakenham

    Wrap up warm for this great outdoor event held on Sunday 22nd December the Fakenham Races Christmas meeting.

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  • Wed
    25
    Dec
    2024
    11am - ParadeOasis, Central Promenade, Hunstanton PE36 5BD

    The Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim with everyone taking the plunge at 11am on Monday 25th December at the town's central promenade. This is one of Norfolk biggest events over the festive season with hundreds of people taking part.

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  • Thu
    02
    Jan
    2025
    12:45 pmFakenham Racecourse, Fakenham Norfolk

    What better way to blow away the cobwebs and start a New Year than a day at the races.  This is the nearest 'jump' track for over a hundred miles for many.

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  • Mon
    25
    Aug
    2025
    6:00 pmSandringham House PE36 6EN

    For the August Bank Holiday in 2025, Sandringham will once again be holding a weekend of live concerts with line ups being eagerly anticipated.  The event will be organised, once again by Heritage Live.

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  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2025
    Thu
    01
    Jan
    2026
    Holkham Hall, Norfolk

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holkham from the end of November in 2024 with a Candlelight Tour of the Hall and Christmas Fair. See each stateroom beautifully adorned with sweet-scented pine trees, greenery, sparkling decorations, and twinkling lights. Each room will have its own theme and your guide will tell you all about the inspiration behind each magical setting.

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