Reindeer to visit Cromer Christmas Lights Switch on

The big Cromer Christmas lights switch on will be packed with events, festive market, Christmas tree festival and much more. Since the release of the original article it has been announced that Santa will not be bringing his reindeer to Cromer. He will be assisted by two of his elves and will be in the Grotto in the Parish Hall from noon until late afternoon.

Today, Wednesday 30th of November, started with The Christmas tree and nativity festival at Cromer Church, 10.00-4.00pm with stunningly decorated trees and wreaths lining the pews. Certainly worth a visit, there will be another chance to embrace the magical atmosphere over the next couple of days leading up to switch on, including, Friday 2nd December from 10.00am – 5pm.

Video by This is Cromer, highlighting the first day of the Christmas tree festival

Look out for the alternative Christmas outside Cromer museum, a giant star with glitter. It has attracted global recognition across social media.

The festive occasion promises to be bigger and better than ever, thanks to dedicated Christmas lights volunteers. The effort has been helped by Cromer Town Council, the Fireworks and carnival funds and central England Co-op, sponsorship from local businesses and the ladies who prepare delicious cakes and offer coffee at the church.

Spectacular scenes from last years switch-on

The annual poster competition has had a record amount of entries and is sponsored by Jarrolds in the town. Countless wish lists labels have been made as decorations to celebrate the impressive Christmas tree at the church.

Raffle First prize will be sponsored by Hughes electrical store, manager Simon Morton has also funded the messages to Santa and has supported Christmas lights volunteers creating them.

The winners of the poster competition

Age 4-6

Metiya Nudchanad – Suffield Park Infant School


Connie Harrington – St Mary’s School Roughton; Molly Youngman – Northrepps School

Age 7-9

Ella Harris – St Mary’s School Roughton

Runners-up Lily Showers – Cromer Junior School; Emma Hall – Gresham Village School

Age 10-11

Kieran Shapcott -Gresham Village School

Runners up

Madi Clark – St Mary’s School Roughton; Antonio Bonello – Cromer Junior School

List of events. Please note, All times are approximate and may be subject to change

Christmas Tree Festival

Cromer Parish Church, 30 Nov, 2016 – 3 Dec, 2016

At Cromer Parish Church for four days. Refreshments, entertainment, decorated trees and cribs from Wednesday to Saturday.

Meet Father Christmas on Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier Pavilion, 3 Dec, 2016 – 18 Dec, 2016, Saturday and Sundays Only

Father Christmas is coming to Cromer Pier. Meet him in this unique and magical setting with his elves every Saturday and Sunday in December from 9am to 12 noon. The cost is just £8 per child including an age specific gift and the opportunity to take as many photographs of your child’s magical moment as you wish.

Booking is essential.
Book in person or by telephone on 01263 512495

Cromer Lights Switch on Day

Town Centre, 3 Dec, 2016, All day

Parish church market stalls and entertainment 10am-7pm. Christmas trees, charity stalls, Nativity festival.
Parish Hall. Open 10am – 4pm. Craft market, charitiy stalls, Santa’s grotto from 12 noon and Children’s Activities.
Community Hall, Garden Street – 10am to 4pm. Craft market and charity stalls.
All Day – Cromer Christmas Market in Garden Street and New Street.
Light’s Switch-On ceremony from 4.30pm, lights on at 5.30pm.
Free parking all day in North Norfolk District Council car parks.

Santa will leave the pier at 11.15am and travel through to the town to the church on his sleigh. He will then go to his grotto in the Parish Hall with his elves, and will be there until he goes to help switch on the lights.