Christmas Markets in Norwich

24 August 2023

Christmas Markets in Norwich & Norfolk 2024

This blog was published in 2023, but they’ll be back for 2024! Official dates will be announced in coming months, but for an idea of what to expect from the City of Stories’ markets, read on! 

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 every 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.


Festive Fair at The Forum 

This year’s Festive Fair at The Forum is running from Thursday, November 28 –  Sunday, December 1, so be sure to come along!

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’s always festive treats for dogs so they can join the fun!

Plus, there’s always 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!

Entry is FREE for everyone, come explore this wonderful market! This venue is accessible. 

If you love a Christmas market, The Festive Fair at The Forum should top your list!

Fierce Babe Christmas Market

The Fierce Babe Christmas Market is normally held in November!

Step into Christmas at the Fierce Babe Christmas Market, 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).

FREE to enter, and set inside the gorgeous Assembly House, which also do incredible afternoon tea!

Global Village Christmas Market

Keep an eye out for the Global Village Christmas Market, it’s typically on at the end of November!

If you missed the Festive Fair at The Forum, don’t worry, there’s plenty more fantastic Christmas market at The Forum! 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!

Entry is FREE, everyone is welcome. This venue is accessible.

Clutter City Winter Market

A bit closer to the big day, the Clutter City Winter Market is held early-mid December!

A special Christmas edition of the Clutter City Market graced the Norwich Arts Centre in 2023, so here’s hoping we’ll see it back for 2024! The Arts Centre spotlights 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. FREE entry!

Rainbow coloured lights on pillars sit in front of an older flint building.

Get in the Christmas spirit with the Clutter City Market at Norwich Arts Centre!


Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show

This year’s Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show is being held from Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10!

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!

Prices start at just £5 per person.

Sparkle at Roarr!

This fantastic Christmas Market is held on selected days throughout November and December!

Brand new for 2023, Christmas was taken to a new level and added some ‘Sparkle‘ with Roarr!. As the time of year to eat, drink, and be merry, Roarr! 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.

Booking essential on select activities. Entry is FREE to enjoy these festive evenings!

A promotional graphic reads 'Sparkle at Roarr!' over a Christmas decoration.

Roarr’s brand new Christmas market will have something for everyone!