The Best Christmas Markets in Norfolk

During the festive season, East Anglia’s cities, towns and villages are transformed into winter wonderlands. We’ve picked the best Christmas markets in Norfolk to visit in the lead up to the big day

The Really Early Christmas Fair, 2 November, 11am-1pm

Drayton village hall, Pond Lane, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PP

Everything you need to get your Christmas started; décor, lights, trees and gifts! Free Entry. www.facebook.com/events/2137521409674389

Modern Country Crafts Christmas Fair, 14-16 November, 10am – 6pm

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

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A craft and gift fair with an eclectic mix of stalls selling locally made and quality products. www.moderncountrycrafts.co.uk

Christmas Fair at Sandringham, 15-17 November

Sandringham Estate, PE35 6EN

Start the season with a traditional Christmas fair! Here you’ll find over 150 crafters, artists and specialist food producers. Santa and his reindeers will be making an appearance alongside an ice sculpture, unicorn drawn carriage and much more. www.livingheritagecraftshows.com

The Courtyard Festive Fair, 16-17 November, 10am-5pm

Elveden Courtyard, Elveden Estate, IP24 3TJ

Free entry. Free parking

An enjoyable festive shopping experience. Browse stalls selling gifts, food, arts and more, all in the delightful country setting of the Elveden Courtyard. . www.elvedencourtyard.com

Festive Fair at The Forum, 21 – 24 November

Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1BH

Free entry.

A Christmas market to mark the start of the festive season with over 60 stalls over four days filled with merriment and music. The market stalls offer everything you need for presents, decoration and treats – all locally made. 

Christmas Fair at Holt Hall, 23-24 November, 9.30am-3.30pm

Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt, NR25 6RT

Entry: £3.50. Ticket only

There will be over 65 stalls showcasing an impressive selection of quality Christmas gifts ranging from local food and drink, clothing, crafts, beauty and more. The scene is set with a 15ft Christmas tree and log fire at the entrance hall. www.holthallchristmasfair.co.uk/christmas-fair-tickets

Pensthorpe Christmas Market, 24 November, 10am-4pm

Pensthorpe, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Free Entry

Returning for a third year, the bustling market offers shoppers the opportunity to break away from the high street and buy gifts from local craftsmen, businesses and producers. There will be live music, plus complimentary mulled wine and mince pies for members. www.pensthorpe.com/event/christmas-market-2/

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre, 29 November – 1 December

Market Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AX

A mixture of wooden chalets and gazebos be in the Market Square, creating a perfectly festive atmosphere with gifts, handmade crafts and treats for everyone on offer. www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market.aspx

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Deepdale Christmas Market, 29 November – 1 December, 10am to 5pm

Dalegate Market, Shopping & Cafe, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8FB

Free entry and car parking

Wrap up warm and enjoy a fantastic festive fair on the North Norfolk coast. It’s a great time of year for stunning skies and spotting wildlife. This is one of the most popular traditional Christmas markets in the county. Visitors can browse goods from over 120 local artisans and producers. Expect tasty food, crafts, gifts, homewares and more. www.dalegatemarket.co.uk/christmas-market

Indoor Christmas Market, 30 November, 10am-3pm

Ormiston Victory Academy, Middleton Crescent, NR5 0PX Norwich

Free Entry

A cute and cosy indoor market with 70 stalls selling festive favourites. Browse stalls to the sound of carols or pop into see Santa at the grotto! www.facebook.com/events/ormiston-victory-academy/indoor-christmas-market-2019/783901801979262

Proudly Norfolk, 1 December

Norwich OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF

Entry £1.50.

A celebration of the best local food and drink, plus cake decorating, and visits to Father Christmas. www.visitnorwich.co.uk/whats-happening/event/proudly-norfolk-christmas-festival/

Global Village Christmas Market, 5-7 December, 10am-5pm

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

A mix of fine traders, illustrators and makers will be selling beautiful gifts from around the world. There’s lots of festive fun including carols and brass bands, accompanied by a variety of food stalls; German bratwurst BBQ and Glühwein, mulled cider, Italian coffee and pizza and more! norwichglobalvillagemarket.co.uk

Christmas Market at Norwich Cathedral, 6-7 December, 10am-5pm

Cloisters at Norwich Cathedral

Free entry.

This is the nostalgic Christmas experience you’re looking for. Browse creators and producers, sample festive treats and tuck into tasty snacks from local food trucks in the lit up festive surroundings of the Cloisters, Nave and the Cathedral Close. https://rnaa.org.uk/norfolk-christmas-fayre/

Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall, 14-15 December

Holkham Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

If you’re hosting Christmas day or a seasonal soiree make sure you visit this event to choose some of the sample and purchase delicious food and drink from some of the best local and regional producers. Homemade chutneys, cheese, hot chocolate, cake, mulled wine, gin and more; it’s a foodie heaven! Local chefs will also be cooking up seasonal dishes at the cookery theatre. www.holkham.co.uk/events/christmas-at-holkham/festive-food-fair

 

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