Lighten up

As the county lights up for the fes­tiv­i­ties we tell you what is hap­pen­ing where

EDP Norfolk - - Inside -

DON’T MISS the light show of the year on Novem­ber 16, as Nor­wich puts on its sparkle and shine with its an­nual Christmas light switch-on. The usual fes­tive pa­rade will see Father Christmas weave his merry way from Nor­wich Cathe­dral to Gen­tle­man’s Walk, where crowds will gather ahead of the big switch on by a very spe­cial guest at 7pm. Fire­works from Jar­rold’s depart­ment store will then light up the sky in a daz­zling spec­ta­cle.

Af­ter draw­ing in thou­sands of visi­tors last year, the Tun­nel of Light will also re­turn for an­other sea­son. Run­ning along Hay Hill by the side of St Peter Man­croft church, its 50,000 LED bulbs will cre­ate new dy­namic light pat­terns and the ad­di­tion of a new glittering tiara will make it the belle of the fes­tive ball right through un­til Jan­uary.

An­other firm favourite re­turn­ing for 2017 will be the out­door pro­jec­tions on Nor­wich Cas­tle. From Novem­ber 16 un­til Jan­uary 5, the 70ft cas­tle walls will come alive with a series of 10-minute an­i­ma­tions.

Fur­ther east, Wells-next-the-Sea will host its tra­di­tional lantern pa­rade on Satur­day De­cem­ber 2, start­ing at Staithe Street and heading to the quay to greet Santa as he ar­rives by boat. It will mark the an­nual Christmas Tide Fes­ti­val, with busi­nesses light­ing up the town with their fan­tas­tic win­dow dis­plays and sparkling il­luminations. Mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ers and street buskers will be around all day to put you in the fes­tive spirit, and the evening will end with a stun­ning fire­works dis­play.

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