All the local Christmas Information You Could Need.
15th November 2009
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To save you time this xmas, we've collated details of useful  information  for all those spending  Christmas in Norwich, from shop opening times, park & ride xmas times, xmas markets, carol services and things to do with children this xmas.

Santa's Grottos in and around Norwich

The Mall - from 5 November  Level 1 (near Argos) visit and gift £3.99, visit, photo and gift £5.99

Highway Garden & Leisure, Framingham Pigot - meet Santa and the characters from 'The Wizard of Oz'  - Grotto open every day until Christmas Eve. Open 12.00 - 16.00 daily. Admission £4.00

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden Sun 13 December, 4-6pm

Father Christmas will be in his grotto with reindeer and a mini Christmas market. Enjoy carol singers, Christmas food and the delights of fairhaven garden. Tickets £5.00 each.

The Animal Ark - visit the Santa's Grotto on weekends from Saturday 21st November to Sunday 13th December 11am - 3pm. Fakenham Road, Gt Witchingham, Norwich

Shopping Centre opening times in Norwich:

The Mall

2nd to 29th November

Mon-Sat (exc Thurs)  9am - 6pm
Thurs 5th & 19th  9am - 8pm
Thurs 12th  9am - 9pm
Thurs 26th  9am - 10pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Monday 30th November - Sunday 20th December

Monday - Wednesday and Friday - 8.30am - 7pm
Thursday - 8.30am - 9pm
Saturday - 8.30am - 6pm
Sunday - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Monday 21st December - Sunday 27th December

Monday - Wednesday - 8.30am - 8pm
Thursday - 8.30am - 5pm
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 8am - 6pm
Sunday - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Monday 28th December - Sunday 3rd December

Monday - 10am - 5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday - 9am - 7pm
Thursday - 9am - 5pm
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 9am -  6pm
Sunday - 10.30am - 4.30pm


Open every night until 7pm in November (9pm on Thursdays)

Open till 8pm in December (10pm Thursdays) (except Sundays 11am - 5pm)

For more Christmas Shopping ideas from independent Norwich businesses click here:

Christmas markets

Medieval xmas market Dragon Hall 5th & 6th December
Medieval Cloister market at Norwich Cathedral weekend of 11th December
Clutter City xmas spectacular 28th November
Norfolk Craft Fair - The Forum Nov 6-7 Dec 2-13 and 18-20.

Details of each of these xmas fairs in Norwich can be found here.

Norwich Carol Services:

Advent Carol Service
The Cathedral of St John Roman Catholic Cathedral
Sunday Dec 6th  4pm

Cathedral Carol Service
Norwich Cathedral
Sunday December 20th 7pm

Christmas Carol Service
Norwich Cathedral

Thursday Dec 24th 3.30pm

Midnight Eucharist of Christmas Day (Midnight Mass)

Norwich Cathedral

Thursday December 24th 11.15pm

For ideas for a Night out in Norwich click here and Christmas Wining and Dining.

Click here for details of Christmas Pantomimes, concerts, cinema, theatre, and a range of other Christmas events - even Tribute Nights

For more Christmas gift ideas and tips for getting ready for your night out click here.


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