Magic of Christmas to come alive at Blackfriars Hall in Norwich

The Fairy Christmas at Blackfriars Hall

The Fairy Christmas at Blackfriars Hall - Credit: Archant

The magic of Christmas will come alive for children when a children's charity with a national reputation holds a Christmas event featuring book workshops.

The Fairyland Trust, which creates family days out, will be holding the special Fairy Christmas for one day only on December 15, which will be indoors at the Blackfriars Hall and Cloisters in Norwich and will feature a Fairy Fair or Real Halloween.

Children can take part in bookable workshops where they will hear the story of why fairies are put on top of Christmas trees. Then they can make one of their own to take home or, new for this year, a magical woodland-themed Christmas light to grace any table. They will also learn what creatures get up to in mid-winter.

Santa will also be in residence in his grotto, with Mrs Christmas, ready to meet children.

Other activities include Christmas Tree animal decoration making, Christmas Pixie Post Office (including a specially designed Lucy LoveHeart postcard), face painting and more.

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Abbie Panks, from the Fairyland Trust, said: 'We are delighted to be running Fairy Christmas again this year. It's a beautifully atmospheric event and last year proved incredibly popular, selling out within just a few hours of going on sale. As with all of our events, we advise people to book in advance.'

There will be a Christmas café selling food and drinks, including Christmas soup and mince pies.

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There will also be mulled wine available and entertainment will come from The E.L.F Ukulele Troubadours with their Christmas songs, together with fiddle playing from a variety of wandering minstrels.

The Trust's Sugar Plum Fairy will emerge on the hour to twirl to Tchaikovsky's famous music and lead a dance for any budding ballerinas.

And there will be a selection of hand-crafted gifts to buy from the Christmas market.

Tickets will go on general release on November 15 and to supporters on November 8 and can be bought at

Booking in advance is strongly recommended as spaces are limited.

Entrance tickets cost £4.50 per person, under-3s are free.

Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm.

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