Christmas in Norfolk

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Christmas in Norfolk

Visit Norfolk this Christmas and enjoy many of wonderful events and Christmas markets that’ll be sure to get you in the festive spirit. We have shared a few unmissable Christmas activities that are happening this year that are just a short drive away from us here at The Chequers Inn. So, after a day of festive fun you can visit us for a glass of mulled wine and festive goodies by the open fire to end the perfect day.

Sandringham Christmas Fair
Sandringham Park, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
Date: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th November
Time: 10am – 5pm
Price: Adults £7, Seniors £6.50, Children £2

Visit Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair to browse stalls offering a range of unique handmade gifts and homemade treats as well as meeting the craftsmen as they personalise that perfect gift. You are bound to find something just right for someone you know this Christmas. The Sandringham Christmas Fair also has a specialist demonstration area where you can watch and chat to people involved in glassblowing, beekeeping, weaving, wood-carving, jewellery-making, quilting and more, not to mention an owl display and a chance to meet Santa himself.

Thursford Santa’s Magical Journey
Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS
Date: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th November and 1st, 2nd, 8th 9th, 15th-23rd December
Price: Adults £10.50, Children £16.50 including present

Visit Father Christmas in the magical setting of Thursford this Christmas. The journey takes you past the penguins and polar bears to see all the giant-sized teddy bears ready to load Santa’s sleigh and past the busy elves, hard at work in the toy factory. You’ll meet lots of fantasy characters including the snowman family but watch out for the snowballs before you make your way through the magical forest to reach Santa’s House where you will meet the man himself.

Hunstanton Christmas Cracker
Hunstanton town centre, The green, PE36 6BQ
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 11am – 6pm

Hunstanton Christmas Cracker is a day of family fun with events happening around the Hunstanton town centre. There will be Christmas stall, fairground rides, carol singing and events happening throughout the day. You will also have the chance to visit Santa and watch the town's Christmas lights switch on.

Christmas Craft Market at Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham NR21 0LN
Date: Sunday 26th November
Time: 10am – 4pm
Price: £8

The courtyard hub at Pensthorpe Natural Park will be twinkling with Christmas lights and full of an array of stalls for you to browse at and help you get into the Christmas spirit. There will be something for everyone at the Christmas Craft Market including locally sourced foods, jewellery, homeware, children’s toys, bird feeders and nest boxes for nature lovers, and a huge variety of Christmas decorations for you to decorate your own homes with. A local group of carol singers will get you in the festive mood and entertain you whilst you shop.


Christmas Craft Market at Pensthorpe Natural Park

Deepdale Christmas Market
Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8FB
Date: 1st – 3rd December
Time: 10am – 5pm

Deepdale Christmas Market features more than 120 stalls, including crafts, clothing, food and gifts. There will be something there for every budget, every present list, and every taste. For unusual stocking fillers, don’t miss the stalls selling gifts from independent and local artisans. 

North Norfolk Railway
North Norfolk Railway plc, Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA
Date: Saturdays and Sundays from the 1st December – 16th December and 20th – 24th December
Time: 10:30am, 1:05pm and 3:45pm 
Price: £19

The North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham magical Santa Special services run in the weeks before Christmas. It departs from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk's most beautiful winter scenery. Adults are served sherry and mince pies and children get a soft drink and a chocolate treat. Children will have the chance to meet Santa by his open fire at Santa land. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Christmas Craft fair located behind the station buildings.


The North Norfolk Railway Santa Special 

Craft workshops at Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

For the creatively minded, a selection of Christmas themed workshops are a must at Holkham Hall. There will be four craft workshops throughout the festive period, these include preparing decorations festive wreath making, gingerbread creations and festival floral arrangement.

A Natural Christmas
Sundays 3rd and 10th December, 10.30am & 1pm
Price: £5 per child

Festive Wreath Making
Wednesday 6th December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Price: £40 includes all materials, a mince pie & hot drink.

Gingerbread Creations
Wednesday 13th December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Price: £40 includes all materials, a mince pie & hot drink.

Festive Flowers
Wednesday 20th December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Price: £40 includes all materials, a mince pie & hot drink.

An Audience With Father Christmas at Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
Date: Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th December and Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd December
Performances start at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm & 4.45pm
Price: £17

Visit Holkham Hall for a special Audience With Father Christmas as he stops off during his busy schedule at Holkham Hall. Meet Father Christmas and hear all his tales of wonder and magic while their all-singing, all-dancing band of cheeky elves will entertain you with musical intervals. All the younger visitors will receive a small present and adults will receive a glass of prosecco or a soft drink for everyone plus a biscuit for children.
*Bookings are only available online.