Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Deepdale Christmas Market 2018

Written by  Jason Borthwick
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Deepdale Christmas Market 2018

With less than two months to go until the ninth Deepdale Christmas Market, our thoughts are very much turning to the festive season and the preparations for the biggest event of our year.  Deepdale Christmas Market takes place on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, open from 10am to 5pm each day.

Deepdale Christmas Market is a wonderful celebration of the festive season on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.  Dalegate Market, Deepdale Backpackers & Camping and St Mary’s Church welcome over 120 local artisans and producers to the little coastal village of Burnham Deepdale, creating one of the East of England’s largest festive markets in a tiny village of just 30 permanent residents.

20161203_100049_preview.jpeg

Old favourites like Candi’s Chutney, James Buttifant’s penguins, Marsh Pig, Nelson & Norfolk Tea Company, Breckland Orchard, Cushion Cottage, Gourmet Brownies, Ollands Farm Foods, Boo Boutique, Norfolk Brewhouse, Bringing The Outside In, Holkham Forge, Lilac Nuseries and Reclaimed Time will be returning with their wonderful produce.

20161202_114719_preview.jpeg

“I’m looking forward to welcoming many new additions this year, artisans like Oak & Antler, pud’Eng, Ferndale Cheeses, Marshes & Flint, Saffire Handmade Chocolates, Molten Aqua, St Elvan Mead and Unsimply Stitched.  The full list of the 120+ stalls can be found on the website - www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk”, said Estelle Townshend.

“Visitors will recognise the usual setup with a few major improvements for this ninth annual market.  Regulars will know we adjust the stalls each year, so no tent is ever quite the same.” said Jason Borthwick

The Dalegate Tent in front of the shops, with various outside stalls around it, will remain as it has been in previous years.  There’s plenty of space to sit, have a drink and recharge, and enjoy the live music.

20161202_174626_preview.jpeg

The Walkway Tent by The Hare & The Hen and the Pop Up Shops has been slightly edited, giving easier access.  As usual the food court beside the Walkway Tent will be welcoming and warming visitors.

The Orchard Tent, which got a little crowded last year, will have a new layout to allow better flow and prevent bottlenecks.  A new food court through that tent will offer another place to relax and recharge.  The Orchard Stage will host live music throughout the weekend.

The Backpackers Courtyard and Brick Barn stalls will be open as they were last year.  The crew of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping will be running their café again, in aid of Crisis, the homeless charity, and there will be more live music.

St Mary’s Church will offer some high quality stalls, hot drinks and cakes in aid of the church building fund, and there will be live entertainment there too.

20161202_115815_preview.jpeg

All the stalls have been booked for a few months, giving the artisans and producers time to prepare for the market.  The entertainment programme is forming at the moment, as Jason Borthwick and Chris Haycock gather performers for the weekend.

The big changes for 2017 are the arrangements around car parking.  Car parking is FREE as usual, but we will be moving traffic around the site in a different way.  There will be a one way system for the main car park this year, bringing people in from the main road in Burnham Deepdale as before.  Everyone exiting will now drive through the farm on to the Whiteways Road and then up and over the hill to Burnham Market.

Also the whole area in the centre of Burnham Deepdale, beside the church and Dalegate Market will be coned off so that parked cars don’t block the flow of traffic.  We ask customers to follow the signs and take the advice of the car parking team, so that everyone is able to travel safely.

As usual the Coasthopper buses will be stopping outside the door, so you can always leave the car at home.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Deepdale Christmas Market on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017.  The market will be open from 10am to 5pm each day.  Full details of the whole event are available on the website: www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk

20161204_150530_preview.jpeg

Deepdale Christmas Market is organised by Jason Borthwick and Estelle Townshend.  They couldn’t do it without the wonderful help from the Deepdale Farms and Deepdale Backpackers & Camping team, along with the ever supportive help from Tim Murrell, Abacus Marquees, North West Norfolk District Scouts and B&E Security, plus other suppliers of all shapes and sizes.

20161202_120036_preview.jpeg

Jason Borthwick (left), co-organiser of Deepdale Christmas Market

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:46

Related items

  • Pop Up Shops Return to Dalegate Market

    You can always tell when Spring has started in Burnham Deepdale, from the sound of artisans and producers selling their wares from the beach hut pop up shops at Dalegate Market.

    Today is the start of the Pop Up Shop season, which runs from late March to the end of October.  Throughout the seven months, Dalegate Market welcomes a whole host of artisans and producers with all manner of products.

    There are four beach huts, open each Thursday until the following Tuesday.  On Wednesdays Dalegate Market waves goodbye to the last week’s artisans and welcomes four new artisans.

  • Spring Awakens Burnham Deepdale This Weekend

    This weekend sees Burnham Deepdale really waking up for Spring.  The second annual Deepdale Spring Market opens its doors for three days of ‘not on the high street’ shopping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. The inaugural Deepdale Hygge, Deepdale’s weekend long festival of the North Norfolk Coast, kicks off on Friday evening.  And to top off the weekend, the first North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair takes place on Saturday.

    Deepdale Spring Market hosts over fifty Norfolk artisans & producers at Dalegate Market, and visitors are invited for three days of Spring shopping.  The stalls are in large marquees amongst the permanent shops and Deepdale Cafe.  You’ll find very tasty food & drink, toys, homewares, clothing, jewellery, accessories, art, photography, soaps, beers, spirits and of course chocolates.

  • Spring will be ‘Well & Truly Sprung’ in Burnham Deepdale

    What a difference a year makes, and 2017 is going to be a great year in Burnham Deepdale, with a new team running the hostels and campsite at Deepdale Farm, the return of Deepdale Conservation Weekends, the second Deepdale Spring Market, the inaugural Deepdale Hygge, and the first ever North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair.  And that just tells you what’s happening up until the first weekend of Spring at the end of March.  Beyond that there is so much more planned, but we’ll come to that in due course.

    The new team at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are really beginning to make good their plan to return the award winning facilities at Deepdale to their best.  The redecoration is almost complete, the new shower blocks are under construction, the electric hookup cables are in and the worst of the trench digging is done.  600m of hedges are due to be planted at the next Deepdale Conservation Weekend over the first weekend of February.

  • Times They Are A Changin’

    This week, the original creators of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are back at the helm for the first time in seven years. Jason Borthwick and a whole new team, headed by Chris Haycock, are immensely excited about the future.

    As the old tenants leave for pastures new in Cumbria, there will be a regeneration at Deepdale. This Winter, visitors will see a whole series of improvements and additions.  Amongst those changes will be new shower and toilet facilities for the campsite, electric hook-ups on some pitches, a completely refitted visitor information centre, huge planting programme of trees and hedges, and new services such as bike hire.

  • Dalegate Market celebrates 10 years

    With so much going on in 2016 at Dalegate Market, we thought we would provide you with an update on some of our events to celebrate Dalegate Market 10th year.

    There are the regular events like OAP Wednesdays, Pasta Thursdays and Fishy Fridays at Deepdale Café throughout the year.  From May to September One Stop Nature Shop run Beginners Guided Wildlife Walks each Wednesday.

    As we continue to support independent producers and artisans, Dalegate Market will be hosting Pop Up Shops again in the beach huts, changing weekly from Easter to the end of October.