Best Christmas markets near Norfolk
There’s nothing like a festive market to welcome in that Christmas feeling. And this year, you can tie in the holiday period in Norfolk with a Haven stay at Seashore. Yes, that’s right, we’re opening our doors at Christmas!
Make memories that last a lifetime with us in Norfolk this Christmas, with one of our extra special festive stays throughout December. Here’s a list of the best Christmas markets in Norfolk to whet your appetite. Each market is within short driving distance of Seashore, making them all perfect for tying in with a festive Haven break.
1. Winter Wonderland Norwich
28 miles from Seashore
Where: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, Norwich NR5 0TT
When: late November 2023 – early January 2024
Home to the largest ice rink outside of London, Winter Wonderland Norwich is the perfect place to soak up the festive atmosphere. One of, if not the best Christmas market in Norfolk, it has market stalls, rides and attractions for the whole family, a Santa's grotto and Santa’s wonderland. Ready to take to the ice? Make you sure you get your skates on and book early to avoid disappointment.
Winter Wonderland Norwich is a wonderful warm up for Christmas, and ties in perfectly with a festive stay at Seashore.
2. Wroxham Barns Christmas Experience, Hoveton
21 miles from Seashore
Where: Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU
When: every weekend in December, and week running up to Christmas
This ticketed festive extravaganza includes everything you’d expect of a Christmas market in Norfolk and much, much more. A magical day awaits, with tickets giving you access to loads of activities throughout the day.
There’s a visit to North Pole HQ, where little ones can make reindeer food, a ‘snow Olympics’ activity, and a fun-filled passport control area that welcomes everyone. You’ll get to finish the day in style with a trip to Father Christmas’ front room, where you’ll meet the man himself!
There are shops for gifts and great food on offer too, to top off a memory-making family day out. Keep an eye out for confirmed dates as this event sells out every year.
3. Bungay Christmas Street Market, Bungay, Suffolk
22 miles from Seashore
Where: Earsham St, Bungay
When: 3 December 2023
Bungay hosts a great market all-year-round, and adding festivities into the mix makes this even more of a winner. The village’s Earsham Street will be packed full of Christmas goodies, including everything from unique hand-crafted gifts to seasonal drinks and snacks.
You’re sure to find something special at Bungay, and it’s a great day out overall.
4. Craft fair from OMG Fayres, Lowestoft, Suffolk
12 miles from Seashore
Where: Old Court Buildings, Old Nelson St, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1EQ
When: 16 December 2023
This is the perfect Christmas market near Norfolk to head to for a last-minute gift or two. Located just south of the border in Suffolk, this is a great day out in the run up to the big day itself.
There will be a range of stalls offering artisan gifts. You’re bound to find something special at this event, which is free to enter.
5. Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Thursford
Where: Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS
When: 8 November – 23 December 2023
Described as the UK’s (and perhaps Europe’s) biggest festive event, Thursford Christmas Spectacular is an unmissable Norfolk event. Whilst not strictly a Christmas market, it’s a must for the calendar and warms everyone in the family up perfectly for some festive cheer.
A three-hour variety performance takes the audience through a mixture of chart toppers and traditional carols, alongside dancing and comedian performances. Much of the talent is straight out of the West End, making this a quality event to put in the calendar. Buy tickets now via their website.