Rediscover Childhood Christmas Nostalgia
Are you staying in North Norfolk and looking for some festive fun? Thursford Christmas Spectacular is sure to leave you satisfied. It’s the largest Christmas show in the country and is perfect for an extraordinary day out.
Carol Ellis, 64 from Huddersfield, has seen the show three times since friends recommended it three years ago.
“Everyone told me I was in for a treat, but I had no expectations on my first trip to the show. As we reached the venue, out of the darkness we saw a multitude of twinkling lights in the surrounding trees, welcoming us to the magical Christmas Spectacular. It was breath-taking.”
A Sensational Show
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular show is three fun-filled hours of non-stop singing, dancing and humour. It’s a yearly attraction that takes place during the festive period, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.
“With 1,400 seats and two shows a day for six weeks, the tickets are snapped up fast. However, the auditorium is set out in such a way that the views are incredible wherever you sit.”
The show, which takes place at The Thursford Collection, has something for every entertainment enthusiast. Due to the length of the show, there’s a recommended age limit of eight.
If you want to kick-start the festive feeling, it’s an excellent opportunity to get the family involved or do something different with friends.
Santa’s Magical Journey is an optional part of the experience. You can adventure through an enchanting setting to visit Santa before the Christmas Spectacular.
“The magical kingdom takes you back to your childhood as you walk through a land of animated characters. With restaurants and shops to enjoy, we were soon in the mood for the main event. The dancers and singers hold you spellbound with their electrifying routines and the musicians are some of the best in the country.”
What to Expect
The Christmas Spectacular has lots in store for guests, from stunning performances to brilliant light displays. The show has 130 performers including singers, dancers and musicians. It costs millions each year to run, with costumes alone costing £250,000.
“The staging is worthy of the best West End show, and you can see how much rehearsal time has gone into making it perfect.”
The experience is something you need to discover for yourself. Carol found the show so superb that she couldn’t choose a favourite part.
“It’s very difficult to explain just how amazing the show was, as it had everything and more to make it a fabulous night to remember.”
Explore North Norfolk
During the showing period, up to fifty coaches per day arrive from across the country. Carol visited using a coach service, which is often fully booked very quickly.
“Many tour operators come to Thursford for this spectacular event, with some coming from as far as Ireland and the Isle of Man.”
If you’re travelling far, why not treat yourself to a break at a charming holiday cottage? Try something new and explore the stunning North Norfolk coastline, which is a short 20-minute drive from Thursford.
A Repeat Success
Carol has visited the Thursford Christmas Spectacular three times. As there’s so much variety, she recommends the event to anyone.
“Once you’ve been to this event you will want to come again and again, and that is why I have just visited for my third year.
“Nothing remains the same, and it’s always fresh and new, making for a wonderful experience every time.”
Location and Prices
Booking is essential due to the event’s popularity. The show runs from 10th November to 23rd December in 2016 and can be booked online or by calling 01328 878477. Santa’s Magical Journey can also be booked by phone or online.
The show prices for 2016 range from £30.00 to £40.00 depending on seating position. Tickets for Santa’s Magical Journey are £9.50 for an adult and £15.50 for a child, including a present. Party rates are available for 20+ people and Saturday and Sunday shows are an extra £2.00 in December.
The Thursford Collection is one mile off the A148 and signposted with tourist signs. It is an 18-minute drive from The Blakeney Cottage Company HQ. If you’d like further information, visit the website.