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Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2022

OPEN 08/11/2022 - 23/12/2022

Venue Name: Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS

Venue Postcode: NR210AS

Website: https://www.thursford.com/christmas-spectacular/

Credits: Produced by Thursford Collection

Box Office phone number: 01328 878477

Societies: Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Since opening its doors in 1977, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular has entertained over 6 million visitors of all ages from across the globe and become one of Europe’s biggest and most lavish Christmas shows.

With a cast of 120 dancers, singers, musicians and speciality acts and hosted by comedian, Kev Orkian, the Christmas Spectacular is an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music and variety – a fast-moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites including show-tunes, Christmas songs, classic Christmas Carols, Irish-dancing and the Can Can.

Speciality acts for 2022 include:  Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Billy George on the Cyr Wheel, extraordinary hula-hoop artist Sylvia Pavone with her spinning hoops, bounce-juggling artist, Kelly Huesca and Ukrainian Hand Balancing act Vladislav Khvostik.

Nestled in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is part of  the Thursford Collection.  Set amongst the world’s largest collection of steam engines, organs, wurlitzers and fairground rides, the Christmas spirit continues with Santa’s Magical Journey, an enchanted trip for kids and big kids through a festive fantasy land to meet Father Christmas and The Enchanted Journey of Light, a lantern light extravaganza with a breath-taking festival of luminous sculptures from a fantasy underwater world to the wilds of the North Pole.

Visitors to Thursford can also stop by the shopping village, home to the famous Christmas Shop and pantry; Thursford’s Garden Pavilion which transforms into a festive celebration of cafés, restaurant and bar serving up 35,000 mince pies, almost 19,000 mulled wines, and 24,000 tubs of ice cream each year. The luxurious, award-winning bed and breakfast Holly Lodge is just a 3 minute walk away.


  • The biggest show budget to date at £4.5 million.
  • Over 85 different pieces of music.
  • 5,000 patchwork squares in new waistcoats for one of the full company scenes.
  • 83 New costume pieces for one scene alone.
  • 400 hats and headdresses being used, and counting!
  • 340 pairs of shoes
  • 100,000 rhinestones on the singer and dancer costumes – all glued on by hand
  • 45 costume changes

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