Keep the festive spirit sparkling into the New Year with fireworks, pantos, ice-skating and more in Norfolk and beyond

PUBLISHED: 08:12 26 December 2017

Cromer  New Year fireworks.

Cromer New Year fireworks. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk.

Festive fun for after Christmas in Norwich, Yarmouth, Cromer, Lowestoft, Hunstanton and Gorleston

Glide across real glistening ice at the winter wonderland Norwich Ice Rink, which sparkles beside the castle until Sunday, January 7 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.) And for children who prefer bouncing to skating – meet Snowy Joey the huge snowman bouncy castle.

Fireworks will explode over the pier and sea at 5pm on New Year’s Day as thousands throng Cromer beach and promenade for its now-traditional celebrations. The company staging this year’s spectacular display is Titanium Fireworks, which also brings the world the London and Edinburgh New Year’s Eve displays.

Dick Whittington is the panto playing at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds until Sunday, January 14.

Will Dick become the master of all rat catchers? Will the good ship Leaking Lizzie ever reach safety? The traditional blend of magic, music, fun and laughter is a treat for all the family.

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular runs until January 7 at Great Yarmouth. See circus artists from all over the world, plus dancing, comedy and the astonishing water spectacle in this beautiful and historic circus building.

Sleeping Beauty is the dazzling family panto at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, this year, featuring magical set pieces, stunning costumes and sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers.

Norwich’s festive tunnel of light and castle projections keep the atmosphere sparkling in the city all the way through to Friday, January 5.

Politician Ann Widdecombe piles on traditional pantomime fun in Aladdin at the Marina Theatre Lowestoft until New Year’s Day.

Join a festive dinosaur discovery hunt at Jurassic Journey, The Tower, 32 Marine Parade, Yarmouth.

The Dinosaurs Who Stole Christmas runs daily from 10am-5pm until Wednesday, January 3.

For traditional family pantomime fun, catch Cinderella at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, until New Year’s Day.

On the other side of Norfolk there is just time to catch Cinderella at the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston. The panto runs until Saturday, December 30.

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