10 Christmas markets to enjoy in Norfolk

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From original hand-made crafts, through to vintage items and delicious festive food and drink, you'll find everything you need to fill those Christmas stockings and have a great Norfolk day out at the same time.

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1. Christmas Extravaganza, Sandringham Park

A favourite during the festive period, you'll find an impressive selection of regional food and drink. There's also an opportunity to see demonstrations of how all the gifts were crafted. During the three-day event, Sandringham Park also hosts the Festive Dog Show, Fiery Jack and his amazing circus skills, Santa's Owl Show and the Chainsaw Carving Elves.

Sandringham Park, November 20-22 www.livingheritagecraftshows.co.uk

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2. Christmas Fayre, Great Yarmouth


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Head on down to enjoy the festive fayre with some fantastic Christmas entertainment for all the family. This event includes school choirs and bell ringers, plus a chance to meet Santa and go to the funfair. For shoppers there are also hand-made and specialist craft products and food stalls to help you get stocked up and prepared for Christmas.

November 21-23 www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

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3. Christmas Fayre Park Farm, Dereham

If you're struggling to find the presents you need then get down to this fayre. With over 20 stalls selling items from jewellery to clothing, you're bound to spot something for everyone. You could also be in with a chance to win tickets to the Christmas Concert - all you have to do is bring in your letter for Santa Claus.

November 22 www.huntershall.co.uk

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4. Christmas Fayre, The Atrium, North Walsham

This year's fayre will be showcasing the wonderful array of local arts and crafts in Norfolk. These creative figures will be designing Christmas cards, paintings, candles and glasswork for all the shoppers. However, it's not just about skilled entrepreneurs, Festive food and drink alongside live entertainment has been scheduled for customers to get in the festive spirit.

November 22 www.theatrium.org.uk

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5. Medieval Christmas Market, Dragon Hall, Norwich

One of the most eagerly awaited festive events of the year with the ancient hall creatively decorated in a traditional Christmas style. This occasion gives shoppers the opportunity to buy unique gifts, from historical reproductions in wood, iron and glass to Christmas essentials like decorations and finely crafted ales. So come on, if you're looking for a different Christmas gift then pop down.

December 6-7 www.dragonhill.org

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6. Christmas Market, Burnham Market

Burnham Market holds host to 40 craft, art and gift stalls for the Christmas shoppers during the day of the festive light switch-on. Along with a chance to catch up on your Christmas shopping, you can also relax and enjoy some carols sung by local choirs, plus try out the funfair rides or meet Santa.

November 22 www.burnhammarket.co.uk

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7. Christmas Fayre, Bury St Edmunds

For nine years, Bury St Edmunds has attracted people from across Norfolk and beyond to their festive fair: a mixture of markets for shoppers and entertainment for the kids rolled into a three-day event. With over 100,000 people expected at the event, nearly 300 stalls will offer a range of gifts and treats for that special gift.

November 23-25 www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk

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8. Christmas Magic, Blickling Hall

Held at the beautiful National Trust house outside of Aylsham, this is one of the public's favourite during Christmas time. There's no excuses about not having the time on your hands with this one with the event running for three consecutive weekends. For those shoppers at Christmas time, the hall plays host to marquees with plenty of garden gifts and seasonal delights ready to be savoured.

December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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9. Christmas Street Fair, Bungay

Take the family down to Bungay Town Centre and get involved in this popular annual Christmas event. They've got everything from delicious mince pies to brilliant local gift ideas, with 100 stalls stretching across the street. Entertainment has been scheduled with the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band and the Old Glory Molly Men performing at the fair, and Santa will be arriving on his horse-drawn carriage.

December 2 www.mybungay.co.uk

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10. Christmas Craft Market, Norwich

Castle Mall will host the great Christmas Craft Market, where crafters will be selling their unique wares at the event from 9am daily. It's a great chance to invest in some beautiful handmade jewellery and decorative items, and you can even watch the crafts being made.

December 3-23 www.visitnorwich.co.uk

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