Who’s starting to get excited about Christmas? We are! We’ve had some beautifully crisp mornings here in Norfolk, and some stunning autumn sunsets to boot. It won’t be long until the mulled wine is flowing and the festive lights are twinkling!
But Christmas can be a bit stressful too. Lots of things to think about, gifts to buy and, sometimes, family politics to negotiate! The perfect antidote to relieve the stress and get your festive season back on track? A short break!
North Norfolk is a great place for a festive break. There’s lots going on in the run up to Christmas to get you in the spirit. Or closet yourselves away in front of a roaring fire in a beautiful holiday cottage on the big day for a cosy celebration to remember.
Need more convincing? Here are a few of our top reasons to book a festive break here in North Norfolk…
Christmas shopping in Norfolk
Forget about buying everything online, or a last-minute dash found the department store. Dedicate some time to enjoying the experience. Visit Burnham Market or Holt for a fantastic array of independent shops. There are some excellent local artisans so you’ll be able to find a really unique gift.
Need the high street favourites? Head to Norwich and make a day of it. There are all the usual suspects in the modern shopping centres. Or enjoy exploring the Norwich Lanes: a treasure trove of goodies.
Festive entertainment in North Norfolk
People travel from far and wide to visit the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. It really is a sight to behold, but you will need to book in advance. The Cromer Pier Christmas Show is another firm favourite. And the kids (big kids included!) will love the Panto at Sheringham Little Theatre – this year it’s The Wizard of Oz.
Oxford Street doesn’t have the monopoly of Christmas lights switch on celebrations. The Holt celebrations (on the 15th November this year), complete with fireworks, is a fabulously festive evening. A few days later, you can do it all again in Burnham Market!
Soul-soothing time out
If it all gets too much, a bracing winter walk on Holkham beach has restorative powers. Team it with a hot chocolate in front of the wood burner at the Wells beach café and you’ll be ready to plunge back into the festivities in no time.
Pop round to the east coast a take a stroll at Horsey to see seal pups nestled in the sand dunes. Enough to melt even the hardest of hearts! Just make sure you stick to the marked paths so you don’t disturb them.
Are you convinced?
If that all sounds like just your cup of tea, give us a call. We’ll be able to let you know which of our cottages has availability in the coming weeks. A warm welcome awaits!