7:00 AM October 1, 2022
Get into the festive spirit and pick up unique gifts at these Christmas markets taking place across Norfolk.
With stalls selling everything from homewares to hog roast, these are some of the county’s biggest festive events.
1. Norfolk Festive Gift and Food Show, New Costessey
Where: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, NR5 0TT
When: November 11-12: 9am-5pm, November 13: 9am-4pm
Price: Advance day tickets – over 16s: £7, concessions: £6.50, children (5-15): £5, under 5s free, buy on Norfolk Festive Show website, free parking
This huge Christmas market will feature hundreds of stalls with gifts for all ages, including toys and games, jewelery and even something for your pet.
There will also be a range of food and drink traders, which will include plenty of festive treats.
2. Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair, Sandringham
Where: Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, PE35 6EN
When: November 18-20, 10am-5pm
Price: Advance day tickets: Adults: £10, over 65s: £9, children (5-15): £5, under 5s free, buy on the Living Heritage Country Shows website, free parking
There will be hand-crafted items and gifts to buy from more than 100 creatives and you can get edible gifts and lunch in the food hall and courts, with chef demonstrations too.
Live music will also be on offer, ranging from oompah band the Bavarian Strollers to the Caribbean Melody Steel Band, alongside many children’s activities.
3. Norfolk Artisan Fair at Christmas, Fakenham
Where: Fakenham Racecourse, Fakenham, NR21 7NY
When: November 19-20, 9.30am-4pm
Price: Advance day tickets – Adults: £5, under 16s: free, buy on the MJR Events website, free parking
The Norfolk Artisan Fair, which also runs at springtime, is organized by MJR Events and it will boast more than 100 indoor and outdoor stalls.
This will include local food and drink producers, artists and crafts, with plenty of gift ideas for Christmas.
4. Christmas Gift Fair, North Creake
Where: Creake Abbey, North Creake, NR21 9LF
When: November 26, 10am-3pm
Price: Free entry and parking
Take a trip up to Creake Abbey in November, where you will find many stalls with gifts for all ages and a range of local food and drink producers.
The site also boasts a charming café, food hall and permanent shops in the courtyard, with the impressive ruins of an Augustinian Abbey a stone’s throw away.
5. Pensthorpe Christmas Market, Fakenham
Where: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe Road, Fakenham, NR21 0LN
When: November 27, 10am-4pm
Price: £2 entry (Christmas market only, discounted entry £6.95 to visit reserve), free for members and under 16s, tickets available soon on the Pensthorpe Natural Park website, free parking
The annual Christmas market will feature more than 65 stalls, live music, food and drink and even a visit from Father Christmas.
You can also pay more to visit Pensthorpe Natural Park on the day, which is the perfect place for plodding, pondering and playtime over the autumn and winter months.
6. Wynterfest, Wymondham
Where: Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0AX
When: December 4, 12pm-5pm
Price: Free entry
Wymondham’s Wynterfest will be back spreading Christmas cheer this December.
The town center will be buzzing with festive activities, fairground rides and games, live music and entertainment, with the high street lined with stalls and food and drink traders.
7. Christmas Food, Drink and Gift Market, Holkham
Where: Lady Elizabeth Wing, Holkham Hall, Holkham Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB
When: December 10-11, 10am-4pm
Price: Free entry, parking £5
The Holkham Christmas Market is returning to the Lady Elizabeth Wing with loads of stalls, ranging from Mindful Mixology with bottled cocktails to Driftwood Glass with festive decorations, photo frames and more.
New for 2022, you can enjoy live music as you browse the stalls.