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Step into a Winter Wonderland as you enter the magical world of Thursford. This annual event is a true holiday extravaganza with stunning lights that adorn every corner, joyous music and talented entertainers.

Join New Era Travel on this enchanting three-night coach tour departing from Hampshire on Friday 29 November and start Christmas 2024 off in style.

You’ll also have a free day to explore the popular Norwich Christmas Market, draped in sparkly lights and offering up plenty of delights to enjoy, from delicious hog roasts to warming hot chocolate.

Alternatively, visit historical sites such as the Cathedral, or shop at the vibrant outdoor market. There’s also several scenic walks for you to take.

Discover the Spectacular...

Located in the heart of Norfolk, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is a world-renowned event that has been captivating audiences for over 40 years.

The show takes place in the Thursford Collection, a stunning venue that houses a collection of vintage fairground rides, mechanical organs, and steam engines. As you enter the venue, you’ll be greeted by the enchanting sights and sounds of Christmas.

The performance itself is a dazzling display of talent and creativity. More than 100 performers take to the stage, including singers, dancers, and musicians. Prepare to be transported through time as the performance showcases a variety of heart-warming and nostalgic musical numbers.

From classic carols to contemporary hits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is known for its grand scale production, featuring elaborate costumes, dazzling sets, and breath-taking choreography. The energy and passion of the performers will leave you captivated from start to finish.

In addition to the show, you can explore the Christmas market, where you’ll find an array of festive treats, handmade crafts, and unique gifts. It’s the perfect place to soak up the holiday spirit and indulge in some Christmas shopping.


Day 1 - Travel to Norfolk

Day 2 - Norwich Christmas Market and free time

Day 3 - Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Day at leisure to enjoy facilities at Gunton Hall, followed by an evening performance at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Day 4 - Travel back to Hampshire

Warner Hotels - Gunton Hall

Surrounded by picturesque gardens and set within 55 acres of woodland, Gunton Hall provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Inside Gunton Hall, you’ll find elegant and comfortable accommodations, each designed with a touch of luxury and attention to detail.

The estate also offers a wide range of activities and amenities to keep you entertained. You can take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens, enjoy a round of golf on the picturesque course, or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment.

When it comes to dining, Gunton Hall has you covered. The onsite restaurant serves delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a delightful culinary experience.


  • Fully escorted by New Era Travel
  • Local pick-up points:
    Alresford - West Street, outside New Era Travel
    Alton - Bus stop outside Sainsbury's 
    Fareham - West Street, near British Heart Foundation
    Wickham - Bus stop in The Square
  • 3 nights at a Warner Leisure Hotel
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 evening meals* - meal time may vary on Day 3
  • A visit to Norwich Christmas Market
  • Entrance to Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Executive Coach Travel

You’ll be picked up locally and travel in a 44-seat executive coach, with comfortable seats, toilet facilities and air conditioning.

Seats will be allocated to you nearer to departure. We will do our best to ensure your travel party sit together, however you may choose specific coach seats in advance for just £5 per person.


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29th November 2024
Alresford, Fareham, Alton and Wickham
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29th November 2024
Alresford, Fareham, Alton and Wickham
Alresford, Fareham, Alton and Wickham
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