Christmas in Norwich

Traditionally different.
This is Christmas, in Norwich.

This is a city with an independent spirit. At Christmas, we light up. Are lighthearted. Our famous Lanes are lit with stars and fitted out with sketches on windows, weird and wonderful displays of bracelets and books and boxes of jelly slugs for you to take home. Norwich at Christmas is traditionally different.

Scroll past our festive film for everything to experience in Norwich this Christmas!

Christmas Markets in Norwich



You won’t have any trouble finding Christmas presents in Norwich! The city is full of independent shops and high street favourites, selling a range of unique gifts, trinkets and more. Whether your budget is big or small, you’ll find the perfect present in Norwich. Plus, there’s late-night shopping on Thursday’s too!

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Festive Treats

Christmas is the perfect time for indulging in festive food and drink. Sample a seasonal menu or two, enjoy a festive meal with friends, family or colleagues, or simply grab some mulled wine or hot chocolate from a Norwich Market stall. There’s plenty to tickle your tastebuds in Norwich. Check out our food and drink recommendations to avoid missing out on the best treats the City of Stories has to offer.

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Winter Stays

With Christmas markets, festive events, and beautiful lights all around the city, there isn’t a better time to plan a city break to Norwich. Extend your stay in the city so you can make the most of the wonderful atmosphere, plentiful shopping and delicious food and drink. There’s plenty of brilliant places to stay.

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Planning your Christmas shopping trip to Norwich but not sure what the easiest way to travel to the city is? Never fear. We’ve pulled together all the answers to your questions about travelling to Norwich by train, bus and car.

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Christmas for Groups

It’s no exaggeration to say there’s something for everyone in Norwich – especially for groups at Christmas. Whether splitting off and individually taking yourself around, or organising a group visit to see the City of Stories, we’ve got plenty to do.

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