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Events 2021

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Countdown to Christmas

Five weeks of festive fun are set to land in the city centre as Norwich City Council reveals its first ever ‘Countdown to Christmas’ for 2021.

City shoppers and diners will be able to enjoy a selection box of entertainment every Sunday in the run up to the big day.

As well as a musical performance each week, look out for some of Santa’s helpers frolicking through the city streets.

Plan your trip to the city’s winter wonderland – all details subject to change. Please be aware that photos and video footage will be taken at these events. These will be used by the council for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact us if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

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These events are run by independent organisers, with some support from Norwich City Council. 

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Sunday 21 November

UK Gospel Choir

12:40pm and 2:20pm, Hay Hill

Two 40 minute sets of Christmas hymns, carols and contemporary classics. The UK Gospel Choir are one of the most talented and professional choirs in the European Gospel scene.

Midday to 4pm, London Street and surrounding area:

National Elf Service

This pair of cheeky elves are here to cheer, with a walkabout bursting with music, magic and merriment.

Elves and the Goodometer

Two elves and their 'Goodometer' are checking to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice over the past year. 

Variety Spectacular 

A seasonal, theatrically comic, dynamic, variety show featuring spinning Christmas puddings, a festive soundtrack and the usual amazing variety stunts.

Sunday 28 November 

Mariachi Christmas Band 

12:30pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, Hay Hill

Love Christmas? Love Mariachi music? Well then you are going to love this festive band of Mexican roving musicians! Inspired by the sounds of Central America, authentic Mexican performers create a vibrant interactive atmosphere wherever they roam. 

Midday to 4pm, London Street and surrounding area:

Musical Ruth 

Deck the shopping centres with boughs of holly and let's have a ding dong merrily on high. Here comes Musical Ruth and the amazing, magical, mobile piano!

Christmas Waiters

Imagine your very own Morecambe and Wise Christmas show, live and direct. Our seasonally spirited waiters are feeling festive and come prepared with giant Christmas puddings, magic floating glasses, yuletide napkin origami…and that’s just for starters.

Sunday 5 December 

Disco Shed 

12:30 to 3:30pm, Hay Hill

Join Disco Shed’s anarchic but family-friendly Christmas party. The Disco Shed takes the best elements of modern clubbing but disguises it amongst all the stuff you‘d find in your Dad’s old shed, to make a truly unique entertainment space and novel curiosity.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in a ‘Santa flash-mob’ – Santa suits provided!

Midday to 4pm, London Street and surrounding area:

Kitsch Christmas

Pam and Johnny bring you festive family fun, celebrating the finest Christmas entertainment from the 1960’s. 

Valentinos Street Band

The Valentino's Street Band performs festive classics you all know but in their own special style of Jazz, Funk, Calypso, New Orleans, Latin and Cumbia.  

Sunday 12 December 

Disco Shed

12:30 to 3:30pm, Hay Hill

Join Disco Shed’s anarchic but family-friendly Christmas party. The Disco Shed takes the best elements of modern clubbing but disguises it amongst all the stuff you‘d find in your Dad’s old shed, to make a truly unique entertainment space and novel curiosity.

Midday to 4pm, London Street and surrounding area:

Christmas Waiters

Imagine your very own Morecambe and Wise Christmas show, live and direct. Our seasonally spirited waiters are feeling festive and come prepared with giant Christmas puddings, magic floating glasses, yuletide napkin origami…and that’s just for starters.

Variety Spectacular

A seasonal, theatrically comic, dynamic, variety show featuring spinning Christmas puddings, a festive soundtrack and the usual amazing variety stunts. 

Sunday 19 December 

‘The Time Machine Disco’ (Glass House) 

From Midday, London Street

“Come prancers, come dancers...!” Grab your glad rags and join this century-hoppin' dance extravaganza for the street.

Midday to 4pm, London Street and surrounding area:

Elves and the Goodometer

Two elves and their 'Goodometer' are checking to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice over the past year. 

National Elf Service

This pair of cheeky elves are here to cheer, with a walkabout bursting with music, magic and merriment.