Several members asked me at Thursday’s meeting if I was arranging any visits or outings this
Christmas time. I suggestion was made by a member to visit Thursford Christmas Spectacular in
I hadn’t heard of this, but I believe several members have been before, and spoke very highly of the
show which lasts about 3 hours! There is a great deal of information on the internet about the show,
and several videos on Youtube to watch of previous shows. About 130 professional actors are in the
cast. It’s worth looking on line for yourself if interested.
I’ve therefore made some enquiries about this Christmas event. Tickets are selling very quickly,
having been available since last December, and many performances are sold out already. Apparently
the Hotels around Norfolk are making a killing on prices, as demand is high. A bit like the Edinburgh
Tattoo accommodation issue. High demand attracts high hotel rates. Some companies use Great
Yarmouth as the base for hotels, but this is nearly 80 mins drive away. The Holiday Inn, Ipswich
Road, Norwich, has agreed accommodation, dinner, bed and breakfast for two nights. This hotel is
about 40 mins from the venue.
The price per person, with two people sharing the room, is £230, including show tickets, which are
nearly £50. Single rooms are a bit extra.
Departure will be Saturday, 28 th Nov for two nights. The Christmas Spectacular performance will be
on the Sunday evening.
Any excursions we wish to include will be decided at a later date.
I need to move fast, within the week, if we are to secure tickets. Obviously, we don’t have a meeting
until March, hence this notice.
If you are interested can you contact me ASAP. Most people have my phone number or email
Please can you spread the word to your friends.