Your daily guide to the Top 10s for Christmas: Christmas Markets

The Medieval Market at Dragon Hall. Christmas angels and bells decorations from Wattlefield Pottery

The Medieval Market at Dragon Hall. Christmas angels and bells decorations from Wattlefield Pottery. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

Looking for a gift for that tricky to buy for relative? You'll find plenty of great presents at the region's Christmas markets. In the first of our daily 'Top 10s for Christmas' guides we look at where to go inthe region to grab a festive bargain or two.

The Medieval Market at Dragon Hall. Pearl in the Egg players, Liz Moore, left, and Karen Wareham. Pi

The Medieval Market at Dragon Hall. Pearl in the Egg players, Liz Moore, left, and Karen Wareham. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The Clutter City Market for crafters and artists, held at the Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: Denise B

The Clutter City Market for crafters and artists, held at the Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

December 1

Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission free


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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is now one of the country's biggest festive events and draws visitors from across the region. A sparkling mixture of markets and a host of family entertainment rolled into one, enjoy a huge range of Christmas treats, including a Christmas parade, live music, snow dome, winter beer festival and Santa's Grotto in Abbey Gardens.

www.burystedmundschristmas fayre.co.uk

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Blickling Hall

December 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 11am-5pm

Normal admission prices apply

Discover how Christmas was celebrated at Blickling Hall in days gone by, with rooms decorated for the festive season as some of its many owners would have seen them. There will also be a craft marquee and Christmas food and drink.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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The Assembly House, Norwich

December 1, 10am-5pm

Admission free

The Assembly House will be decorated in festive style and will feature a host of seasonal stalls, perfect for finding Christmas presents and stocking fillers, as well as delightful decorations and tempting edible treats. Listen to the brass band playing carols in the courtyard, then take a look at the lovely Christmas goods on offer.

www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk

Christmas Street Fair

Bungay

December 1, 9am-3.30pm

Admission free

Enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine and pick up some lovely local gifts as Bungay holds its annual Christmas Street Fair. There will also be a Santa's Grotto at the Fisher Theatre for the little ones.

Curious Christmas Evening and Craft Fair ‑ Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

December 6, 5pm-9pm

Normal admission prices apply

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with an evening of live music and entertainment in a stunning landmark. Browse the craft fair for original gifts and take part in festive craft activities.

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Medieval Christmas Market

Dragon Hall, Norwich

December 7-8, 10am-4pm

Admission £2.50

The Medieval Christmas Market returns to the magnificent King Street trading hall in the company of costumed stallholders and period musicians.

www.dragonhall.org

Christmas Celebrations at Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate

December 7-8, 11am–5pm (last entry 4pm). Admission £15 adults, £10 children, family ticket £45

See the state rooms dressed up for Christmas, with candlelight, real greenery from the park, Christmas trees galore and handmade decorations. There will be festive entertainment, courtyard traders and a visit from Father Christmas.

www.holkham.co.uk

Deepdale Christmas Market

Burnham Deepdale

December 7–8, 10am–4pm

Admission free

More than 50 stalls will offer a range of presents, decorations, food and drink, plus there will be live music.

www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk

Fairhaven Christmas Market

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham

December 14-15, 11am-5pm

Admission £6, £5.50 concessions, £6 to visit Father Christmas (includes garden entry)

Follow the woodland trail to find Father Christmas in a traditional yurt tucked away among the trees, before returning to the tearoom for hot chestnuts and a mince pie or two. There will be live music, an elves workshop to keep the children busy and a Christmas market with gifts and food goodies.

Booking is essential, phone 01603 270449 or visit www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

Christmas Nostalgia Fair

St Andrews and Blackfriars Halls

December 14, 9am-4pm

Admission £1 (under 18s free)

With 100 stalls selling antiques, vintage and retro you're bound to find a one-off gift at the Christmas Nostalgia Fair.

www.norwichfleamarket.com

Clutter City Yuletide Weekend

Norwich Arts Centre

December 14-15, from 11am

Admission free

The Christmas market with a difference, Clutter City, is back with a winter wonderland of another yuletide feast of crafts, festive workshops, winter food and drink. There will be more than 30 DIY art, print and craft stalls, live music and drop-in paper cut decoration making sessions. Original and unique items include clothes, jewellery and prints.

www.cluttercity.co.uk

Wisbech Christmas Market

December 16

8.30am-4.30pm

Admission free

A Victorian street market with more than 100 stalls and attractions. Street entertainers include strollers, bands, stilt walkers and penny farthing cyclists. There will also be a Santa's Grotto for younger visitors.

Click here to view our interactive Norfolk Christmas events guide

Head back tomorrow to see day two of our Top 10s for Christmas guides which will be: Top 10 National Trust events to visit.

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