Things to do on New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 29, 2013
8:00 AM

With 2014 on the horizon it’s time to look at what’s on offer on New Year’s Eve.

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Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal: Aladdin. Aladdin meets the mysterious Abanazar and learns of a lamp that grants three magical wishes, 11am & 3pm, 11am.

Aladdin. Aladdin meets the mysterious Abanazar and learns of a lamp that grants three magical wishes, 11am & 3pm, 11am.


Memorial Hall, 61 Norwich Street: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dereham Theatre Company, 3pm-5.30pm, £12, concession £10, 07931 415524,


Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens: Goldilocks. Pantomime starring Helen McDermott and Desmond Barrit, 2pm and 5.30pm, £12.50, concession £10, child £9, 01493 662832.

Great Yarmouth

Hippodrome, St George’s Road: Christmas Spectacular Circus and Water Show, 1.30pm and 8pm, 01493 844172, www.


Princess Theatre, 13 The Green: Santa’s Elves and the Magic Snowman. Pantomime, 2pm, £13.50, child £10.50, family £42, 01485 532252.

King’s Lynn

Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place: Beauty and the Beast. Pantomime starring Darren Day, noon and 4pm, 01553 764864.


Marina Theatre, The Marina: Cinderella. Pantomime starring Amanda Barrie, 1pm and 5pm, 01502 533200.


Maddermarket Theatre, St John’s Alley: The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen, 2.30pm, 01603 620917.

Theatre Royal, Theatre Street: Cinderella. Pantomime starring Matt Milburn, Sheila Ferguson, Christopher Ryan and Richard Gauntlett. 1pm and 5pm, 01603 630000.



The Hungry Horse, Greenway Lane: New Year’s Eve entertainment with Datty Shud acoustic trio, 9pm, 01328 863876.


Working Men’s Club, The Avenue: Pat James. A great night and balloons, 8.45pm-midnight, £5, member free, child free.


Lake View Park, Brow of the Hill: The Yesterdays. Sixties tribute band. All the sound and hits of the swinging sixties to see in the new year, 8pm, £15, 07776 063236,


Angel Gardens, 96 Angel Road: Davie J. 8.30pm.

Maid’s Head, 85 Spixworth Road, Old Catton: Lucas. The soul man will get you dancing into the new year, 9pm, free.

Norwich Working Men’s Club, Kier Hardie Hall, 9 St Gregory’s Alley: Craig Powell. Tickets in advance - £6, member £4 01603 625591, on night £8, member £6, 8.30pm.

Open, 20 Bank Plain: The Plugg New Year’s Eve Party. A fusion of 80s classics, good time disco and underground sounds. Eighties covers set from The Lost Levels, plus DJs Rad Dad and Ross Collins, The Marvel, Tropico. Studio 54 dress theme encouraged. £15 advance, 9pm-2am, 01603 763111,

The Bread & Cheese, Adelaide Street: Tim Ballard. Singer, 8.45pm-midnight.

The Coach and Horses, Union Street: New Year’s Eve Party with Da King. Fancy dress optional. Buffet provided, 8.30pm, £5.

The Falcon Family Pub, 24 Cromer Road: Andy One Legged Elvis (60s to 2000s). Includes buffet, 8.30pm.

The Fiveways, Gipsy Lane: Ricci. 8.30pm.

The Marlpit, Hellesdon Road: Music. Feedback Karaoke with singer Jeanette, 8.30pm-1.30am, free.

The Perseverance, Adelaide Street: Karaoke. 8.30pm.

The Quebec, Quebec Road: Alan Ley. 9pm-midnight.

The Rivergarden, 36 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew: We will be seeing in the New Year with a night of entertainment by the fantastic six-piece funk and soul band Nightrain. 7pm-midnight, £10, 01603 703900,

The Windmill, Knox Road: Karaoke. 8.30pm.


Cappuccino Bar, Stathe Street: Free live music, 8.30pm, free, 01328 710701.


Village Hall, Park Road: New Year’s Eve Ceilidh with Syzewell Gap Band and caller, Close Encounters, Charlies Greatest Moments, pinata, bar, food, raffle, family event, all welcome, 8.30pm-12.30am, £10., concession £8., child £4., 01359240724.


The Mustard Pot, Dereham Road: DC Wilson open mic night, 9pm-1am, free.



United Services Club, Homefields Road: Dance to music from The Business, in the lounge. With disco in the bar, 01485 533360, 8.30pm.


Canary Social Club, 104 Thorpe Road: Party night, dancing to music from Stuart Burr. 8pm-1.30am, £6.

Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Old Costessey: New Year’s Party Dance with Dot and Bob. Formal dress. Ticket only, 7.45pm-10.45pm. 01603 811471 or 01603 813115.

The Library Restaurant, Bar & Grill, 4a Guildhall Hill: New Year’s Eve Party. Al a carte dinner from 6pm with after-dinner party including disco, dancing and balloon drop. Lots of fun. 7.30pm-2am, free, 01603 616606,

Wilby, Eye

Coronation Hall, Brundish Road: Social party dance: Ballroom, Line, party, Latin and sequence with CDs presented by Discs4Dancing. Bar with local real beer. Details from Gwen 01728 638357, 8pm-12.45am, £5.



Bure Valley Railway Station, Norwich Road: Mince Pie Specials. Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and take a nostalgic steam train ride. Free mince pie for every passenger. Under fives travel free, 9am-5pm, £12.50, child £6.50, family £33, 01263 733858,


Apollo Snooker Club, Mendham Lane: New Year’s Eve Disco and Shots Night. Your favorite party music. Selected shots at just £1 a pop. All welcome for a great night, 8pm-12.30am, 01379 854205,


Village Hall, Bridge Street: Stepping Out Healthwalk. grade 3-5 variable led by Ron Wallwork, 10am, 01473 229292.


Castle Green, Farmers Avenue: Castle Mall Ice Skating. Real ice rink. Sessions can be booked online. To January 5, 10am-9pm, £8, child £6, family £25, 01603 898839,

Norwich Castle: A Crafty Castle Christmas. Family fun including hands-on activities, crafts and costumed characters, open 10am-4.30pm, 01603 493625, 10am-4.30pm.


Church, Church Street: Christmas tree festival. Refreshments, raffle. Festival runs daily 10am-3pm until January 4. Proceeds to the church and new village hall fund, 11am-3pm.


Sports Club, Summer Road: New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night. We will be joined by Fun Force for a party to suit all ages. Children free . Bring your mum, your aunt and your granny, 7pm, £5, 01359 221618.

West Dereham

Village Hall, Church Road: New Year’s Eve party. Entertainment, buffet, ticket only event, tickets from the White Hart Bar or 07833 192629, 7.30pm-midnight, £15.


Bure Valley Railway Station, Belaugh Road: Mince Pie Specials. Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and take a nostalgic steam train ride. Free mince pie for every passenger. Under fives travel free, 9am-5pm, £12.50, child £6.50, family £33, 01263 733858,