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If you are thinking of visiting Norwich this festive season and you love a Christmas market as much as we do, then you’re in luck. Norwich plays host to plenty of pop-up festive markets and fairs every year. And don’t forget Norwich’s permanent outdoor market. Award-winning and much-loved by tourists and residents alike, over Christmas Norwich Market is draped in sparkly lights and offers up plenty of delights to enjoy, from delicious hog roasts to warming hot chocolate.
Need a little inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll be rounding up the best Christmas Markets happening in Norwich and Norfolk for you to visit this festive season. And if you want to know more about the fantastic Christmas events happening, take a look at our ‘What’s On‘ page, or check out our Christmas page for more inspiration.
Norwich’s largest and most popular Christmas market – The Festive Fair at The Forum is full of festive spirit and isn’t one to miss. Packed full of Christmas cheer, you can enjoy a glass of local beer or aromatic mulled wine al fresco while listening to a mix of carols. There’ll even be festive treats for dogs so they can join the fun!
Plus, there’ll be a huge range of food & drink stands outside across the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from delicious hot waffles and gourmet doughnuts to tasty Norfolk rum!
Inside The Forum, you can expect to find the same great stalls as every year, selling everything from jewellery, pottery, textiles, woodcraft, glassware, art, preserves, calendars, cards, prints, Christmas decorations, chocolates, candles, clothes and much more!
Open from Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26, entry is FREE for everyone, come explore this wonderful market! This venue is accessible.
Step into Christmas at the Fierce Babe Christmas Market on Sunday, November 26, housed in the beautiful and historic Grade I listed Assembly House. With over 25 indie makers and creators who identify as women, trans, or part of the LGBTQ+ community, this is the place to find something special in a welcoming and inclusive space.
There’ll be stalls with beautiful jewels, prints, homeware, accessories and more! And while you’re at The Assembly House, we recommend you take the opportunity to sample their scrumptious Christmas themed Nutcracker Afternoon Tea, which makes its return on Wednesday, November 1, with a few added magical touches (booking ahead strongly advised).
Open for one day only, Sunday, November 26, 11am – 4pm. FREE to enter, and set inside the gorgeous Assembly House, which also do incredible afternoon tea!
If you missed the Festive Fair at The Forum, don’t worry, there’s another fantastic Christmas market at The Forum just days later! From Thursday, November 30 – Saturday, December 2, the Global Village Christmas Market will bring Christmas from all over the world to Norwich.
Here, you’ll find amazing international Christmas gifts, with groups of traders, illustrators, and makers selling from around the world with a focus on fairly-traded and eco-conscious products.
This market will be inside only on the Thursday and Friday, but open up to the outside on the Saturday, where there will be live festive music from carol singers, a brass band, and Caribbean steel drums! Plus, you can expect global hot food and mulled wine to explore new festive flavours!
Open from Thursday, November 30 – Saturday, December 2. Entry is FREE, everyone is welcome. This venue is accessible.
A special Christmas edition of the Clutter City Market returns to the Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday, December 9 for all of your Christmas needs! The Arts Centre will be spotlighting incredibly talented creatives from Norwich and Norfolk, with over 25 carefully selected stalls featuring local makers, artists, illustrators, and designers!
Of course, you can expect to see some festive treats with a range of locally sourced hot and cold drinks, mulled wine, cakes, and pastries from the Norwich Arts Centre bar.
Open for one day only on Saturday, December 9, 11am – 4pm, with FREE entry!
Not only are Christmas markets good to get in the festive mood, but they’re also a great way to get a head start on buying all those gifts for friends & family! And, at the Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show, you can do just that, all while enjoying a weekend filled with Christmas fun at the Norfolk Showground.
Packed with Christmas gifts for all ages, this is a festive market for everyone to enjoy. Who knows, you might even find that perfect present that you can’t find anywhere else in Norwich! Join in and enjoy good food, all while discovering stocking fillers and gift ideas!
Open from Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12. Prices start at just £5 per person.
Brand new for 2023, take your Christmas to a new level and add some ‘Sparkle‘ with Roarr!. As the time of year to eat, drink, and be merry, Roarr! have tailored this exciting Christmas market to make sure you can do all three! So, get together with friends, family, and loved ones and celebrate in a truly magical way with Sparkle at Roarr!.
Open on select dates across November & December, join the fun from 4:30pm, with FREE entry to the park, where you can step into Christmas a little early and enjoy activities and workshops, including the award-winning Grotto Experience, a synthetic ice skating rink, and so much more. On top of that, Dippy’s Theatre will remain open into the evening, showing a Christmas film for when it’s cold outside.
Select dates across November & December. Booking essential on select activities, see the Roarr! website for more details. Entry is FREE to enjoy these festive evenings!