Dalegate Christmas Market in North Norfolk

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Our new Christmas tradition was born last year when we first went along to the Dalegate Christmas market which is held the first weekend in December. Burnham Deepdale is a lovely village on the North Norfolk coast not far from Burnham Market. It's easy to find both from along the coast and mid Norfolk so on Sunday we took a pleasant drive out to Dalegate Christmas market to get ourselves in the festive mood and buy some presents as well as having a good peruse around the stalls.

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

C spied plenty that caught his eye; he bought some local ale from Brancaster Brewery.

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

I really like this picture of some of the choir. They were so jolly! The singing was a lovely addition to the Christmas atmosphere.

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

I was sorely tempted to buy some winter punch as it sounds perfect for these nippy evenings (well, the odd couple have been chilly) and I was banking on heading back at the last minute for some of this raspberry chocolate cake but absentmindedness prevailed.

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk


Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

There was a stall with some wonderful hand crafted jewellery on, but the lady insisted I couldn't take photographs which was rather unsporting so not only can I not share them with you but I didn't buy one either. Judging by how vacant it was around the stall it appeared nobody else felt charmed enough to make a purchase either. 

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk
Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk


Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

I was glad to see these gorgeous pieces back again; I could have spent ages admiring the craftsmanship of these, particularly the hares. Absolutely smashing.

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

One stall was some wonderful lit up letters and pieces. It was really cool. 
There were many of the same stalls as last year, which is encouraging to see as well as some new faces and fabulous new locally produced wares. 

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Plenty of interesting beverages... ales, liqueurs, wine, apple juices, punch... something for everyone. 

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk

Dalegate Christmas Market North Norfolk
So what did I buy? Well I'd love to tell you but unfortunately that would spoil the surprise for one or two people so my lips are sealed for the moment. We adored the buzz and the fun feel of the day, there were over 100 stalls, with food and drink too. I treated myself to a cup of warm spiced cider which was heavenly! Coffee would have been a wise option and I was looking forward to a steaming hot cup of the good stuff but somehow (induced by smugness of having bought a few presents incognito) I was half a mile down the road before the dismay caught up with me that I'd overlooked something so fundamental.

Missed the Dalegate Christmas market this year? Pop along next year!
Sophie

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5 comments

  1. Oooh, it does sound delightful!!!Xx

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  2. I love a good Christmas market, this one looks wonderful!

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  3. I love a good Christmas market, this one looks wonderful!

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  4. Apart from the no-photography-jewellery-wench this all sounds amazing! Super photos, the little noel christmas trees are so sweet! I'm sure it's not to far for me to pop along next year, is it there for just one day?

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  5. Glad you all like the look of the Deepdale Christmas Market. Dates for 2016 are Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2016 - www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk

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