60 Days and Counting … For the Festive Season to Begin
With the lovely weather we’ve been enjoying at the beginning of October, it seems strange to be thinking forwards to Winter, but the Festive season is fast approaching and with it one of the North Norfolk Coast’s most popular Christmas events.
Deepdale Christmas Market
takes place on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December at
Dalegate Market in Burnham
Deepdale – The official start to the festive season on the North Norfolk Coast.
This year Deepdale
Christmas Market will welcome over 100 local producers and artisans in large
marquees around the Dalegate Market
site and in St Mary’s Church.
They’ll join the permanent shops of
Dalegate Market, Deepdale Café and be joined by great street food,
entertainment and charity stalls.
The organisers of Deepdale
Christmas Market like to mix the old favourites with new choices each year,
keeping the mix of stalls fresh. So you’ll find Lymn Bank Farm Cheese Co
in their usual place outside One Stop Nature Shop, James Buttifant and his
penguins in the Dalegate Tent, Pebbles Photography in the Walkway Tent and
Bringing The Outside In in the Orchard Tent. New additions include BON Bakery,
Jolly Smokehouse, Cushion Cottage, Gourmet Brownie, Lilac Nurseries, Happy Hats,
Samuel Thomas Art and Polly Baker Textiles, to name but a few.
“The jigsaw of stalls gets harder each year, as application numbers and
the quality of those applications increase. We look for a broad mix of
artisans and local producers, to give visitors a varied interesting mix.
I’m personally looking forward to the Winbirri Norfolk Wine, and the eclectic
characters from Asta Potteries. However I know certain members of my
family will be more interested in some of Dale’s lovely chocolate from The
Chocolate Deli and Pixie Hall’s delicious handmade truffles.” said Jason
Borthwick, one of the organisers.
Now in its 7th year,
Deepdale Christmas Market has been developing year on year. The
biggest change for 2015, is the addition of Friday afternoon and evening, with
the Market opening its doors at 2pm on Friday, with late night shopping until
8pm. The Market will then be open from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and
Sunday. There is also a new layout for the Walkway Tent, relieving the
pressure along the walkway by The Hare & The Hen and offering more undercover
stalls for visitors to enjoy.
“Friday afternoon and evening was suggested to us by the stall holders,
and we’re really pleased with how popular the idea is. Many people have said
they are excited to visit for the first time this year, because they have to
work at the weekend and haven’t managed to visit in previous years. I’m
looking forward to listening to Addison’s Uncle on Friday evening, as Jason and
his family are big fans.” said Estelle Townshend, another of the organisers.
As usual, its FREE Entry to the
Deepdale Christmas Market.
There’s also FREE Car Parking in the Deepdale Farm yard and on a couple of grass
fields, just follow the signs in Burnham Deepdale. The Coasthopper bus
service stops right on the doorstep, connecting with villages and towns along
the coast and train services at King’s Lynn and Sheringham.
The shops, stalls and entertainers look forward to welcoming visitors from
2pm on Friday 4th December for the
Deepdale Christmas Market.
What a great way to start the festive season. The full programme of the
weekend can be found online at: