Get gift inspiration at a festive market in Norwich this week

Christophe's Crepes will be outside the Forum on Saturday. Photo: Cristophe's Crepes.

Christophe's Crepes will be outside the Forum on Saturday. Photo: Cristophe's Crepes. - Credit: Cristophe's Crepes

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice as Christmas gets under way at Norwich's Forum.

A Christmas market selling everything from food to fabrics, and artwork to gourmet ingredients, will be in the Forum for three days from Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2.

The market is ran by Norwich Global Village Market (NGVM), who support small local businesses and global artisans through their markets that offer unique products from around the globe, and Norfolk.

The Christmas Market will be open from 10am to 5pm on all days with an array of indoor stalls with a range of gifts from around the world to purchase, there will also be a gift wrapping service.

On the Saturday, a range of food and drink will be on offer outside the Forum, including mulled wine, German bratwurst, French crepes and more.

There will be performances from City of Norwich Brass Band, Norwich Rock Choir, Norwich Community Choir and Vibe City Brass.

For the younger visitors, Father Christmas will be walking around with a snowman character on the Saturday, he will also be holding storytelling sessions in the Millennium Children's Library at 11am and 3pm.

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Lalita Kumar of Lalita, said: 'I'm so excited to be invited back to the NGVM at the Forum this Christmas. Not only am I pleased to share my new designs and treasures with my customers, but also the great atmosphere and buzz of the event.

Sheilla Mandeya, from Afrocentric805, said: 'We are looking forward to bringing our updated African Kitchen inspired products to the wonderful people of Norwich. We are a unique homeware and fashion brand with grassroots in Zimbabwe. We are for anyone passionate about everything African, ethnic and tradition inspired.'

Nora Chan, of Bakeshack UK, said: 'I'm so excited to be part of the NGVM, our first foray there, hoping to meet up with our regulars and to introduce our Chinese aromatic flavours in pies and bakes to a few more adventurous and discerning foodie Norfolk customers.'

Sophie Larter, from LeatherRiot, said: 'We are looking forward to the NGVM and hopes to see a lot of new visitors as well as regular visitors. This is one of the great free events in Norwich which nobody should miss.'

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