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Christmas in Norwich

Christmas is coming and once again Norwich will be illuminated with a spectacular awe-inspiring city light theme

Following the hugely successful 2016 City of Stories Christmas spectacular, Norwich BID has once again invested in Christmas themed lights throughout the city centre.  Christmas 2017 in Norwich burst into life on Thursday 16 November with the annual Christmas Light Switch On event. Download the Christmas Lights map and information flyer and head into the city to see a dazzling showcase of creativity bursting with imagination.

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The Tunnel of Light returns to Norwich to take centre stage in the Christmas festivities this year with animated sequences and a glittering tiara.

With 50,000 sequenced lights that reflect the patterns and colours of the Northern Lights, the 45-metre-long tunnel, situated on Hay Hill opposite The Forum will be the perfect back drop for a seasonal selfie #MyTunnelofLight.

Free to visit, this stunning attraction is open daily from 16 November – 5 January. 8am – Midnight.

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Norwich's iconic Castle will be transformed by awe-inspiring 70ft projections, adding to the Christmas magic that will be sprinkled throughout the city in November and December.  There will be three different 10 minute shows.

Shows start every hour on the hour, 17:00 - 23:00


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Christmas Lights

Norwich's Christmas Lights are bigger and better than ever before and come together across the city centre, into The Norwich Lanes, and a new for this year into Norwich Cathedral Quarter to create a sparkling wonderland

Christmas in Norwich

Gift buying in Norwich has never been easier, with many independent boutiques, high street retailers and regional flagship departments stores along with seasonal markets you will find something truly unique.  Norwich also has an extensive Christmas events programme including pantomimes, performance, live music and traditional carol concerts.  The cities vibrant cultural scene is not be missed either, with exhibitions, city centre attractions, art galleries and wonderful buildings to explore, their is something for everyone. To see what events are happening, find places to eat, drink, and shop, and much more download the free VisitNorwich app.

Our vision is to make Norwich the number one place in the East of England to visit at Christmas and in 2016 Norwich received national coverage on an unprecedented scale including the BCC, The Telegraph, The Guardian and more!

The “City of Stories” marketing campaign is hugely successful and this brand was adopted for the Christmas campaign. Norwich, the City of Stories has a captivating audience of over 14k Facebook likes, 12k blog subscribers and 10k page views per month.

Press Coverage Examples

Tunnel of Light - Stunning light displays you can't miss

BBC News
Thousands visit Europe's biggest LED Tunnel of Light

The Telegraph
Tunnel of Light - 19 things to do in Britain this weekend
Tunnel of Light - 17 fantastic things to do this weekend

The Guardian
10 best Christmas light festivals in the UK

View our 360 Projection Video from Light Switch on night 2016



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