Deepdale Christmas Market - A Huge Success
Last weekend’s Deepdale Christmas Market was a huge success, with thousands of new and return visitors to Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale.
Visitors came from as far afield as Scandinavia for a wonderful weekend of
festive cheer on the north Norfolk coast.
“After a year of planning, it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying
the relaxed atmosphere of the market. I talked to hundreds of the visitors
and everyone had found things to buy. Lots of people are going to be
receiving lovely Christmas presents this year!” said Estelle Townshend, one
of the organisers.
Saturday was the busiest day, and the site was continually busy throughout
the day. It helped that the sun came out and there was an almost tropical
feel to the place in comparison to the below -5C temperatures Norfolk
experienced the year before. The Norwich Ukulele Society and the
Hunstanton Concert Band entertained the crowds, while the St Mary’s Carollers
and the Brancaster School Choir Club entertained with carols.
“The charities we supported this year, had a great event. Over £1000
were raised in total, with the RNLI selling cards and gifts, Brancaster School
running a tombola, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB collecting membership and
the St Mary’s Carollers selling mulled wine and collecting donations for the
Benjamin Foundation.” said Alister Borthwick
Sunday was calmer, but still busy. Deepdale Café’s delicious paella sold even
more on Sunday, the lovely smells wafting around Dalegate Market must have
helped the sales! Fakenham Town Band entertained in the afternoon, with brass
band festive tunes.
“Deepdale Christmas Market is a great opportunity to remind everyone that
the north Norfolk coast is wonderful throughout the year. Yes it’s really
lovely in the Summer when the sun is shining, but it’s also glorious when you’re
wrapped up warm and have time to explore.” said Jason Borthwick. “Of
course this part of the world is also a great place to shop, eat and drink!
The Deepdale Christmas Market draws people away from the car park queues in
Norwich, letting them see that a drive or bus to Burnham Deepdale means they can
do their Christmas shopping and have a wonderful, stress free day out!”
Plans for 2012’s Deepdale Christmas Market will begin to take shape in the
new year, but make sure you have the 1st & 2nd December 2012 in your diaries for
another festive visit to Burnham Deepdale! In the meantime watch
www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk to keep up to date with the plans for next