January may be the middle of winter in Norfolk, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything going on! In this post we will share the best events in Norfolk in January 2022.
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January 2022 Norfolk Events
If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in January, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in January 2022 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.
Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.
Please also make sure you follow all COVID guidelines. You should take a lateral flow testing before meeting up with others and stay home if its positive or you have symptoms.
Cromer New Year’s Day Fireworks
When: 1 January 2022
The New Year’s Day Fireworks Display in Cromer has been a tradition for more than 20 years and it is back for 2022. This event raises money to pay for the Cromer Fireworks display each year and for local charities.
As you might expect, the town will be busy so we recommend that you get there early. Don’t worry there are activities starting in the afternoon to keep you entertained. Shops and cafes will also be open.
Get more details here.
Fairhaven Garden New Year’s Day Walk
When: 1 January 2022
Join Louise, the Trust manager, for a guided tour of our historic woodland. You will learn how the plants are cared for, the history of the gardens, and more. It’s a unique opportunity to explore the gardens beyond what you would see on a walk from someone that knows and loves the gardens more than anyone else.
Tickets are £7.22 for adults, £3.77 for kids aged 4 to 16, and free for 3 and under. You do need to book in advance here.
UPDATE: The Fairhaven Garden New Year tour has been cancelled.
Norwich Pops Orchestra New Year’s Day Concert
When: 1 January 2022
Celebrate the New Year with a concert of traditional Viennese favourites. The tickets starts at £13 and under 18s are £5. There is also a small booking fee. Get more details here.
UPDATE: The Norwich Pops Concert has been cancelled.
Norwich Tunnel of Light
When: Through 5 January 2022
Since 2016, The Norwich Tunnels of Light has mesmerized visitors of all ages. It uses more than 57,000 LED lights and 5.6 miles of cabling to create animated Christmas-themed scenes. The light show is always changing so you will want to walk through it more than once.
The Tunnel of Lights is located next to St. Peter Mancroft. You don’t need to book tickets and it is free to visit. Go during the week if you can, as it can get quite busy especially on Saturdays. The lights stay on until midnight.
See the 2021 edition of the Tunnel of Light in action here.
Dick Whittington at Norwich Theatre Royal
When: Through 9 January 2022
If you missed this Panto in the run up to Christmas, you still have some time to catch it in the new year.
Dick Whittington and His Cat features an all-star cast. It tells the rags to riches story of a young man leaving home with only a spotted handkerchief and his cat to search for fame and fortune!
You can expect all the traditional pantomime ingredients including energetic songs, a live band, magic, mesmerizing dance routines, slapstick comedy, and plenty of audience participation. The show is perfect for all ages.
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
When: Through 30 January
This exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre features some of Grayson Perry’s early works (created between 1982 and 1994), many of which have not been seen in public since they were first unveiled. It gives unique insight into how Perry developed into one of the most compelling commentators on today’s society.
Free Guided Tour of the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park
When: 2 January 2022
Join an expert volunteer guide for a walking tour of the Sculpture Park where you can learn something about your favourite artwork and maybe even discover sculptures that you haven’t come across yet. The free tour at 11:00 will last approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages.
You need to book in advance. Get more information here.
Craft Gin & Prosecco Festival with Beer at the Halls
When: 8 January 2022
The Craft Gin & Prosecco Festival features dozens of craft gins from all over the UK, sparkling wines and even some craft beer! There will also be live music and a series of gin-filled masterclasses.
UPDATE: This Gin festival has been cancelled.
Norwich Stampoutspiking Charity Gig
When: 13 January 2022
Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom hosts ‘Stamp Out Spiking Charity Gig’ showcasing live music from local bands: Damp Matches, The Revere, Sunny Bones, History and Lore and Pink Lemonade.
Stampoutspiking provides ‘stoptopps’ to venues so people have the option to protect their drink and themselves from spiking. The charity also provide workshops to bar staff, security and managers to help educate people in the events industry to recognise the signs of when someone has been spiked and also what safety measures can be put in place to further protect people.
More information here.
The Sound of Music at Norwich Theatre Royal
When: 18 January – 22 January 2022
Following their highly acclaimed production of ‘Made in Dagenham’ in 2020, the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society is back at the Theatre Royal with a fresh new production of the timeless classic ‘The Sound of Music.’ The whole family will enjoy the story of how Maria, a nun, becomes governess to Captain Von Trapp’s seven children and brings music and love back into his home.
Burns Night Celebrations
When: 20 – 25 January 2022
While Burns Night is officially the 25 January, events are conveniently scheduled for the weekend. Check out our list of the Burns Nights events in Norfolk.
Walsingham Abbey Snowdrops
When: 24 January – early March 2022
Walsingham Abbey is one of the best places to see snowdrops in Norfolk. They reopen on 24 January for their Snowdrop Walks where you can explore the grounds to see these beautiful white flowers, the ruins of the Abbey,the Crypt, Shirehall Museum, and Prison.
Admission is £6 for adults, £2.50 for children 6-16, and free for under 6. No booking is required, and you must pay by card. Get more details here.
Thomas Paine Birthday Dinner
When: 29 January
Celebrate the birthday of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine, at the place of his birth in Thetford. The Thomas Paine Hotel is serving a special 3-course dinner with music from the local band, The Magpies. It’s only £29.99 per person and the dress code is black tie.
Get more information here.
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