Your daily guide to the Top 10s for Christmas: Christmas Markets
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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.
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre
Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
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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.
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Taking Back Christmas
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.
The Assembly House, Norwich
December 1, 10am-5pm
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.
Christmas Street Fair
December 1, 9am-3.30pm
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.
Medieval Christmas Market
Dragon Hall, Norwich
December 7-8, 10am-4pm
The Medieval Christmas Market returns to the magnificent King Street trading hall in the company of costumed stallholders and period musicians.
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.
Deepdale Christmas Market
December 7–8, 10am–4pm
More than 50 stalls will offer a range of presents, decorations, food and drink, plus there will be live music.
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.
Clutter City Yuletide Weekend
Norwich Arts Centre
December 14-15, from 11am
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.
Wisbech Christmas Market
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.
Head back tomorrow to see day two of our Top 10s for Christmas guides which will be: Top 10 National Trust events to visit.