Norwich Open Christmas

Norwich Open Christmas

Found 21st Dec 2017
Please join us this Christmas

Open Christmas is for anyone who is alone or homeless on Christmas Day. If you feel it will help you to be with others on Christmas Day this year then please join us at anytime between 11am & 5pm.

Norwich Open Christmas is completely free for all those attending. There is no charge for Christmas Lunch or Christmas Tea, any refreshments, or any of the entertainment including the bingo and quiz sessions.

There is no need to book to attend Norwich Open Christmas, please just come along whenever you are ready. The event starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm and you can come and go throughout the day.

If you would like to use our free guest transport service on the day then this service does need to be booked in advance (see Guest Transport).

We look forward to welcoming you to Norwich Open Christmas 2017.
Some times may vary...
Our volunteers will do their very best to keep to the times given, however, we really appreciate your patience and understanding if we do need to adjust some of the times, especially during busier periods.
Norwich Open Christmas 2017
A Quick Guide

If the weather is particularly bad we may open 15mins early.

11am onwards - Free Refreshments & On-Stage Entertainment
Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks plus biscuits are available all day from the Refreshments Table. We also provide free entertainment through the day including a range of music, together with free bingo & quiz sessions.

12.30pm to 2pm - Traditional Christmas Lunch is Served
We regularly serve over 400 meals on Christmas Day and this can sometimes take over an hour to achieve. Your patience and understanding during this exceptionally busy time is appreciated.

2pm onwards - Afternoon Guest Transport Available
If you would like transport home before this time then please go the Transport Desk in the hall and we will do our best to arrange it.

Approximately 2:30pm - Clothing Area Opens
If you are struggling to keep warm or dry during the winter months then a selection of free clothing is available for you to choose from.

Approximately 3pm - Guest Food Parcels Available
Free food parcels are distributed, one per guest, and contain a selection of non-perishable food items for you to take home. If available they may also contain some non-food items.

3.30pm - Christmas Tea Is Served
Christmas Cake (some homemade) and Mince Pies.

We continue to tidy-up after 5pm so you are welcome to wait in the hall should your transport home be delayed.
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Nice post
Lovely thing to do
Top marks to the volunteers giving up some of their Christmas to help people out, the invisible heroes of Christmas!
What a lovely post. Just goes to show there are some very kind & generous people in this world! Heat from me. And a merry Christmas to each & everyone. 😄
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