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Cromer Christmas Lights switch on. Local children and performers from the Cromer Pier Show performing the honours.Photo: Steve Adams

Five-year-old schoolgirl Metiya Nudchanad lit up Cromer - by turning on the town’s Christmas lights.

Santa's post office open in Great Yarmouth town centre on Saturday (Decenber 3). Photo: Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership

Santa’s sleigh arrived in Great Yarmouth today (December 3) to mark the opening of Santa’s Post Office in the Market Place.

There were lots of smiling faces at Santa's grotto at Weybourne Station. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

Weybourne station has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the festive season.

The Cromer Pier Christmas Show cast lit up the town centre as they met traders ahead of the lights switch-on. Pictures: BRUCE STRATTON & SUE LAWSON

Christmas shoppers in Cromer are being reminded there is free parking in the town for the Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.

Touring exhibition AniMotion is at The Forum over the festive period where visitors can interact with artworks. Picture: James Mulkeen

AniMotion has come to The Forum in Norwich over the festive period promising a unique family experience where visitors interact with the artworks.

The Potters Christmas Spectacular 2016. Picture: Potters Resort

We are now in the narrow window of the year that leaves us divided.

The Magnificent Bearded Lady, poignant, moving, off-kilter show in Bungay

From a moving, off-kilter show about a bearded lady to a radical staging of Richard III, Christmas classics with Blake and a visit from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. SIMON PARKIN picks cultural highlights over the next seven days.

The launch of Wymondham's Wynterfest.
L-r penny Hubble, Rosemary heylings, suzi heylings, Frances young.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2016

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Wymondham Wynterfest Christmas festival.

What's on in Norfolk this week? John Osborne at the Arts Centre, Great Yarmouth Light Switch on and an evening with Tyson Fury (Left to right).

There’s so much going on in Norfolk over the coming days, from Christmas fairs to beer festivals. Here’s a look at just a few of the events you could attend this week:

Bungay Christmas Marke with Alice Trenchard and her festive wreaths. Picture: Nick Butcher

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for Christmas cheer!

An Enchanted market will be taking place in Norwich on Nov, 26. Photo: Claire Bullion.

A mystical market will be taking place in Norwich later this month, where guests will have the chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts and have their fortunes told.

7 things to do in East Anglia in 7 days. Photo: Chango Spasiuk, Festive gift and Food Show and Blues Brothers Experience. (L-R)

Here’s a quick look at some of the exciting events taking place across the region over the next 7 days:

Scott Tustin captured some of the characters at the Great Yarmouth, TV, Film & Comic Con event. Picture:

The sight of Daleks and Stormtroopers turned heads as town’s inaugural comic book convention was held.

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck

Holidays are coming! Tour dates for the Coca-Cola Christmas truck have been revealed and they include a stop in the fine city.

Staff at the Dinosaur Park prepare for the Primevil event. Photo: Bill Smith

Stuck for what to do today in Norfolk? From ghosts on the coast to soup-er pumpkin carvings we’ve got you covered!

Norwich Science Festival logo

The team at the Norwich Science Festival are expecting a busy final weekend at the Forum and at other venues around the city, as the festival draws to a close.

The queue for the opening session of the Norwich Beer Festival 2016. Picture: Jonathon Childs

Hundreds of beer lovers have been queuing outside St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Hall ahead of the opening session of the Norwich Beer Festival.

Volunteers at The RAF Radar Museum at Neatishead getting the displays ready for visitors. Top, Paul Hendley and Jeff Ayling working on the Jaguar GR1A simulator.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum at Neatishead, NR12 8YB, is open for an extra day this half-term week. It will open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 25, 26 and 27) for games, a treasure trail, model making, and the chance to sit in a real cockpit. Free admission for children with a paying adult.

YouTube stars, Pixiwoos will be in Norwich on Saturday, October 22 to celebrate the release of their new book, Face. Image shows Nicola Haste (left) and Samantha Champman (right). Photo: James Lincoln

Online sensations, Pixiwoo, will be bringing their beauty brilliance to Norwich this weekend as they celebrate the release of their new book, Face.

Punk montage. Photo: Annette Hudson

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Punk this weekend in the Norwich Lanes with an event unlike any other, showcasing memories from Norwich, Norfolk and beyond.

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