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13:14 December 17, 2021



Christmas doesn’t have to last just one day.

After the initial excitement of opening presents and eating Christmas dinner, many people like to go out on Boxing Day.

Here are some options if you are planning to go out for the day with the family.


The Hippodrome circus is getting ready for its last shows of the year.
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1. Christmas show – Circus and aquatic show

Where: Hippodrome Circus, St George’s Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EU

When: Boxing Day: 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Price: Adults: from £ 22, reduced prices (60+): from £ 19, children (14 and under): from £ 13, hippodromecircus.co.uk

The Hippodrome circus returns with its last show of the year and is one of the biggest Christmas productions in Europe.

The show mixes the Christmas spirit with the magic of the circus and will feature Jack Jay, Ben Langley and an international cast of artists.


Graham Cole as Fitzwarren Councilor in the Norwich Theater Royal pantomime Dick Whittington and his cat.

Graham Cole as Fitzwarren Councilor in the Norwich Theater Royal pantomime Dick Whittington and his cat.
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2. Dick Whittington and his cat

Where: Norwich Theater Royal, Theater Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL

When: Boxing Day: 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Price: from £ 18.50, norwichtheatre.org

Dick Whittington tells the story of a young man leaving home with only his cat and a spotted handkerchief in search of fame and fortune.

There is a star cast in this year’s panto including Graham Cole of The Bill as Alderman Fitzwarren, comedian and actor Joe Tracini as Tommy the Cat and Cutting It’s Siân Reeves as Queen Rat.


Cromer Pier Christmas Show Launch Photo: ANTONY KELLY

The Cromer Pier Christmas Show during its 2017 event.
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3. Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Or: Cromer Pier Pavilion Theater, Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

When: Boxing Day: 2:30 p.m.

Price: From £ 18.50

The Cromer Pier Christmas Show is a popular family event in Norfolk.

Considered to have something for everyone, the show will feature comedy, dance routines and musical performances.

Hosted by Olly Day, the Christmas show will see magician Taylor Morgan MMC, comedian Jo Little, and singers Rob McVeigh and Hayley Moss all perform this December 26.


Christmas Day swimmers at Charmouth.  Photo: RICHARD HOROBIN

All money raised through Sea Palling’s Boxing Day Dip will go towards the New Years Wish of the Let’s Do It Anyway Charitable Trust.
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4. Boxing Day Dip at Sea Palling

Or: Beach Road, Sea Palling, Norwich, NR12 0AL

When: Boxing Day: 12 p.m.

Price: Free

The Sea Palling Boxing Day Dip is set to return this year with all the funds made available for the New Year’s wish of the Let’s Do It Anyway charity trust.

The dive will take place at 12 p.m. and registration on the beach will be held at the charity banner from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

No minimum sponsorship is required on the same day, however, individuals can donate any amount they choose after registering. To register in advance, send an email to [email protected]

For more details on how to register, click here.


Jack and Beanstalk cast Harry Wyatt, Olly Westlake and Charlie Randall outside Sheringham Little Theater.

Jack and Beanstalk cast Harry Wyatt, Olly Westlake and Charlie Randall outside Sheringham Little Theater.
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5. Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Sheringham Little Theater, 2 Station Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RE

When: Boxing Day: 5 p.m.

Price: Standard: £ 12, under 16s: £ 8, sheringhamlittleheatre.com

Although the first performance of Jack and the Beanstalk is sold out, tickets are still available to see the second performance at 5 p.m. Boxing Day.

The story follows Jack’s journey, from trapping the house with his mother to rediscovering the outside world, adventure and romance.

There will be all the usual panto magic, music and comedy, but with a topical message to show people that they can go out again and have some fun.