Norfolk day and night

PUBLISHED: 05:33 12 January 2015

Holt Christmas lights

Holt Christmas lights

Archant Norfolk.

Katherine Erwin shares her ideas for a perfect December day and night in Norfolk.

Georgian Townhouse, NorwichGeorgian Townhouse, Norwich


If there is one thing we all do in December, it’s shopping! Norwich was recently rated sixth in the top 10 destinations for it, and when we look around it’s so easy to see why. A vibrant array of independent shops huddles together in the Norwich Lanes where you can find hand-crafted goodies, unique jewellery shops and quaint cafes in which to relax and have a delicious bite to eat.

If the hustle and bustle is not your cup of tea, then perhaps a trip to one of the many wonderful towns on the outskirts of the city would suit you. I love Holt, Wymondham and Sheringham as they are brimming with characterful shops that make for a great day out. Or maybe you’ve done enough and feel it’s time to reflect on the year passing. Norfolk has some amazing beaches and woodland, so wrap up warm, get the wellies on, take a deep breath and forget the rush for a day.

Katherine Erwin, who runs Event House event co-ordinators, at Norwich Castle
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.Katherine Erwin, who runs Event House event co-ordinators, at Norwich Castle Picture by SIMON FINLAY.


Evenings in December are quite magical, don’t you agree? At this special time of year a gathering of old friends, new friends or your family is a must. Time to slow down and catch up with the people that matter the most, create some memories and laugh out loud!

Norfolk has some great restaurants and pubs that suit all tastes. Experience fine dining with your favourite people at the Ingham Swan or, for something more traditional, head to the Georgian Townhouse in Norwich. Both I highly recommend for their atmosphere and warm service.

For those of you who want to throw off tradition and do something completely different, grab a ticket to the most talked about event in Norfolk. The Event House Grand Ball brings 2014 to a close within the atmospheric walls of Norwich Castle. With an open bar, five casino tables and all night entertainment it’s an event not to be missed!

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