Preparations are well under way for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and organisers have revealed details of what visitors can expect this year. 

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

More than 3,000 people auditioned for the company of 120 to perform in the show. 

Now in its 43rd year, Thursford Christmas Spectacular is promising its “most ambitious and extravagant show to date” having auditioned more than 3,000 performers and revealed plans for a whole new lighting experience. 

The event runs for seven weeks during the festive season, from 6th November and 23rd December, and while some performances have now sold out, tickets are still available for several dates. 

Group rates are available for the show, which also includes matinee performances. 

Details of the 2019 programme

  • Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett, a comedian and ventriloquist, will introduce this year’s speciality acts including one of the world’s top acrobatic Cyr wheel specialists Billy George (as seen on BBC’s Tumble, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, Get Your Act Together and as special guest on Diversity’s UK Arena Tour Up Close and Personal) and the gravity-defying, international roller skating double act Royer and Emelie.
  • Returning to the Christmas stage is leading theatre organist Phil Kelsall, entertaining audiences on The Mighty Wurlitzer, one of Thursford Collection’s most prized possessions, the centrepiece for the show and one of the largest remaining Wurlitzers in Europe.
  • A company of more than 120 dancers, singers and musicians will perform show-tunes, chart toppers and rock n’roll favourites to Irish-dancing, the Can Can and classic Christmas carols.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2018

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular has now been seen by almost six million people since it began in 1977. 

About Thursford Christmas Spectacular

One of Europe’s biggest festive shows, Thursford has now been seen more almost six million people since opening its doors in 1977. Located in Thursford, Fakenham, in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, the Thursford Collection also includes Santa’s Magical Journey, an enchanted trip for children and grandchildren to meet Father Christmas and the Steam Engine Museum, the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs.

The Garden Pavilion is transformed into a festive celebration of cafés, restaurant, bar, and shopping village, home to the Christmas Shop and pantry; and the award-winning bed and breakfast Holly Lodge is just a short walk away. 

For information visit call 01328 878477.