The Place to Start Christmas – The North Norfolk Coast!
Up on the North Norfolk Coast, we like to get the Christmas party started with a real bang and believe the whole of December should be one big festive celebration.
The first weekend of December sees 5 major events, the perfect excuse for a
weekend break to the North Norfolk Coast and a great start to the festive
Deepdale Christmas Market – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival – Thursday 29th November to Thursday 6th
Wells Christmas Tide – Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December
Creake Abbey Christmas Farmer’s Market – Saturday 1st December
Christmas at Holkham – Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd December
Deepdale Christmas Market is the 4th annual Christmas market at Dalegate
Market in Burnham Deepdale. The event hosts over 60 stalls in marquees amongst
the permanent shops and Deepdale Café. You can enjoy great food & drink,
complete your Christmas present shopping list and decorate your home with
everything including your Christmas tree. While visiting you can relax with a
hot drink or lunch and enjoy the various entertainments throughout the weekend
including The Quaysiders, Hunstanton Concert Band and the Misfit Collective!
Start December with a big glass of festive cheer!
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December – 10am to 4pm -
Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival attracts over 25,000 visitors a year and
welcomes 84 charities who decorate 90 Christmas Trees. Entrance to the Festival
is FREE, but please bring a bag of coins to place at the charity trees of your
choice. Along with the Trees in the Church, there will be a Christmas Bazaar
selling a wide range of Christmas goods, refreshments, a Tombola and a Grand
Draw. Prayers will be said on the hour for the charities and there will be four
Prayer Trees where you can write a prayer of your own.
Thursday 29th November to Thursday 6th December – 10am to 8pm -
Wells Christmas Tide is organised and run by the Wells Carnival Committee and
starts with a Cocktail Evening on the Friday. On Saturday there’s a Christmas
Market with café, a living Nativity, fireworks and a stunning illuminated
procession which travels down Staithe Street to the Quay where crowds welcome
Father Christmas from his long journey, by sea, from the ‘North Pole’. Children
have the opportunity to visit Santa’s workshop where they can take part in
Christmas Themed Workshops and then meet Father and Mother Christmas’ at home.
All of the events are free of charge or a nominal charge to cover costs.
Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December -
Creake Abbey Christmas Farmer’s Market is now in its 6th year and hosts over
50 food and drink producers from across the county, widely regarded as Norfolk’s
largest and most comprehensive farmers’ market. Producers at the market will
take orders for collection including Norfolk Black and Bronze Turkeys, Aberdeen
Angus beef and rare-breed pork for roasts or stuffing. There will be plenty to
take home straight away including fresh beef, lamb, pork, venison and game,
Christmas puddings and tarts, cheeses, wreaths and other floral decorations,
Christmas flowers and chocolates galore.
Saturday 1st December – 9.30am to 1pm -
Christmas at Holkham will be a wonderful sight! See the magnificent state
rooms beautifully decorated in traditional Victorian style, complete with
handmade decorations, real greenery from the park and candle light. They even
have their very own magical gingerbread house with its carol singers and
garlanded Christmas tree, made out of all things delicious! Join the hustle and
bustle of the cooks as they prepare for Christmas in the Old Kitchen and see the
tables laid out ready to dine. Meet the Victorian characters dressed in their
splendid costumes filling the hall with story-telling, dancing, carol singing
and tales from Christmas past.
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd December – 11am to 5pm -
Five fantastic reasons to visit the beautiful North Norfolk Coast for a
weekend and simply the best way to start the festive season. Accommodation
options are recommended on individual event listings or a full list of local
accommodation can be found on