New Year’s Day Events in Norfolk

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New Year's Day Fireworks over the Cromer Pier in Norfolk

As the calendar turns a fresh page and the echoes of midnight celebrations fade away, there’s no better way to kick off the new year than by enjoying the vibrant celebrations that Norfolk has to offer. From fireworks to concerts, the heart of East Anglia comes alive on 1st January with a plethora of events that cater to every taste.

In this guide, we’ll navigate through the exciting happenings, ensuring you make the most of your New Year’s Day in Norfolk. Whether you’re a local seeking new traditions or a visitor eager to experience the region’s unique charm, join us on a journey through the fun that awaits as we welcome the dawn of a promising year.

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New Year’s Day Events in Norfolk

While New Year’s Eve often steals the spotlight for celebrations, reserving a bit of your festive energy for New Year’s Day in Norfolk is well worth the anticipation. While the main attraction is undoubtedly the spectacular fireworks display in Cromer, the county boasts a plenty of additional options to ensure your first day of the year is nothing short of extraordinary.

Fireworks Display in Cromer

The New Year’s Day Fireworks Display in Cromer has been a tradition for more than 20 years and it is back for 2024. It’s done by the same team that produces the big London New Year’s Eve fireworks show.

The event is free and does not require a ticket unless you want to be in the torchlight procession. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day and the winner gets to press the button to start the display. Donations are also appreciated and help to pay for the Cromer Fireworks display each year and also support local charities.

There will be a wheelchair viewing area on Jetty Cliff and a Changing Places facility at the North Norfolk Information Centre by Meadow Car park.

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.

Here is the proposed schedule for the day:

14:00 to 16:30 – Torches for procession and mulled wine on sale outside Cromer Museum. Tea, coffee and other refreshments will be on sale at Cromer Church

14:30 – Registration opens at Cromer Pier Forecourt for family fun run

15:00 – Family fun run starts at Cromer Pier Forecourt (organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners)

16:30 – Torchlight procession leaves the Churchyard

17:00 – Fireworks display starts at Cromer Pier

Read our guide to the Cromer New Year’s Day Fireworks to learn more.

Norwich Pops Orchestra New Year’s Day Concert

Celebrate the New Year with a concert of popular music from stage and screen along with well loved classical works at The Halls in Norwich. It will be relaxed and entertaining experience. 

Get more details here.

Wymondham New Year’s Day 10K

Nestled in the picturesque countryside just beyond Wymondham, this 10K race unfolds along serene and gently rolling rural roads. Embark on a scenic journey with the race’s starting and finishing point at the charming Lady’s Lane, where every step is a testament to the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Indulge in post-run delights as refreshments and delectable cakes await you, adding a sweet note to your accomplishment. But it’s not just the breathtaking course that sets our event apart; the unwavering support from our dedicated and spirited marshals elevates the experience.

Get more information here.

Sheringham New Year’s Day Dip

Start the New Year off in Sheringham with a cold plunge into the sea for charity. If you want to join in arrive at the tank (east end slipway beach) for 12:00. The estimated dip time is 12:30. You are encourage to wear fancy dress as it will be judged before the dip and prizes will be awarded,

Get more information here.

New Year’s Day Walk

Begin the New Year with a leisurely 3-mile (approximately) stroll. All are invited, regardless of fitness levels. Walk at your own speed, whether it’s brisk or relaxed—no one will be left behind. Meet at St Edmund’s Chapel Ruins in Hunstanton (near the Old Lighthouse), PE36 6EL at 10:00, and the walk will commence at 10:30.

Get more information here.

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