Festive market in Burnham Deepdale will kick off Christmas for the eighth year

The start of the 3 day Christmas Market at Burnham Deepdale. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The start of the 3 day Christmas Market at Burnham Deepdale. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A seasonal market which will kick off the festive period is set to draw hundreds of visitors to the wintry north Norfolk coast.

Deepdale Christmas Market. Picture: Ian Burt

Deepdale Christmas Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The eighth annual Deepdale Christmas Market will take place at the start of December and will see more than 100 local producers gather in Burnham Deepdale.

Previous years have seen visitors travel from as far as New Zealand and Japan to explore the stalls, which wrap around Daelgate Market and among the pews in St Mary's Church.

Warming food and drink will be available from three large marquees, while Christmas shoppers will be able to pick up handmade decorations and presents.

Jason Borthwick, one of the organisers, said there would be 'something for every budget, every present list and every taste'.

'Look out for tasty treats, wreaths, cheese, penguin pictures, soaps, homewares, biscuits, chutneys, jewellery, accessories, toys, books, salamis, tea, beer, cordials, glass, bags and photographs,' he said.

'We welcome back established favourites and first timers, as the application list for stalls grows year on year. We like to give new stalls a chance, and to mix up the locations to keep customer interest.'

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Fellow organiser Estelle Townshend said he event would support charities including the Wells Community Hospital Trust, Break, Brancaster Primary School and St Mary's Church.

Entrance to the event, which runs from Friday, December 2 to Sunday, 4, is free and there will be free car parking available at Deepdale Farm, on Daelgate Lane.

The market will be open from 12pm to 7pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information or a full line-up of the stalls, visit www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk

An entertainment programme will be announced nearer the time.

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