Looking for last-minute Christmas activities to do in the region? Look no further. Norfolk is packed with fun festive things to do over the next couple of weeks, so here’s a few we’ve picked:

Ice skating at Great Yarmouth


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The beautiful outdoor skating rink at Great Yarmouth is open daily (except for Christmas day) in the market square until the 3rd of January. Skating sessions last for 45 minutes and begin on the hour, with a capacity for up to 100 skaters at a time. Visit the website for more information.

Meet Santa at Banham Zoo


Something for the kids: Father Christmas will be appearing at Banham Zoo on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of December for a meet-and-greet, between 11am and 3pm. Santa vouchers are available for purchase, which allow a child to meet the man himself and receive a gift. There will also be activities and crafting, and puchaseable presents. Visit the website for more information.

Deepdale Christmas Market


Dalegate’s legendary Christmas market has returned and is running until the 24th of December, and it includes local food, drink, crafts, and chance to squeeze in some late shopping in a lovely atmosphere. Visit the website for more information.

Victorian Family Christmas at Gressenhall Farm


Get a real taste of a Victorian Christmas at the farm and workhouse. There are crafts and activities, costumed characters to interact with, and questionable workhouse food. Take the kids along and show them how fortunate they really are! This event is running only between the 21st and 22nd of December, and advanced booking is essential. Visit the website for more information.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular


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The largest Christmas show in the country returns, with music, dancers, and comedy – something for the whole family. The show runs until the 23rd of December and includes shows at 2pm and 7pm, depending on your bedtime. Visit the website for more information.

What local events will you be attending this Christmas?