Everything you need to know about the free Cromer Pier New Year’s Day Firework Display. Timings, parking and prices.
All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier on 1 January 2020 as the traditional New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates its 21st anniversary.
The event, which started as a one-off display for the new millennium in 2000, was funded by Cromer Town Council and was located on The Meadow – it was a success in terms of local support, and it raised a few hundred pounds for charity.
Since 2000 the event has given out grants totalling over £60,000 to local charities and good causes.
Organisers hope as many people as possible will again come to Cromer for the day to see more than 3,000 firework shots light up the skies over the North Sea.
The annual display attracts more than 10,000 people into Cromer on New Year’s Day with many spending the day in the town for a breath of fresh air and something to eat and drink before the display is fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm.
The event is free, however there will be bucket collectors out in force on the day to fundraise for the 2021 display.
Organisers are still looking for volunteers to bolster their official bucket collectors team. Please contact Cromer town council for more information or register at Cromer museum on New Year’s Day from 2pm.
Plan your trip to Cromer New Year’s Day Fireworks
Prior to the fireworks there will be a fun run along Cromer Promenade at 3pm organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners.
The one-mile fun run is the perfect opportunity to work off those New Year’s Eve excesses with a gentle jog or a five minute dash if you’re up to it!
Starting from the pier forecourt, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13 year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors, and even Fancy Dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm for a fee of £1.
Illuminated merchandise available to buy during the afternoon outside Cromer Museum (next to the Church). Mulled wine will be served outside the museum, with tea, coffee, and hot soup available in the church from 2pm – 4.30pm.
The torchlit procession will set off from Cromer Museum at 4.30 pm, for those who have purchased official torches, to a viewing position on slopes in front of the Hotel de Paris.
Local cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open and other vendors are planning to ensure the crowds who descend on Cromer won’t go hungry.
Parking at Cromer
Visitors are urged to arrive in Cromer as early as possible on New Year’s Day. All three town car parks will be open. Runton Road car park will be charging a fixed charge of £5 per car for all day parking from 2pm on the day. Normal car park fees will apply on all other car parks. Additional car parking will be publicised in advance of the event.
There will be no parking available on Cromer Promenade on New Year’s Day.
Please note Cromer Pier will be closed from 8am on New Year’s Day until after the display (approximately 7pm) although Tides Restaurant will be open until 4pm.