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Deepdale Christmas Market 2018

Written by  Jason Borthwick
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Deepdale Christmas Market 2018

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.


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.


“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 -”, 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.


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.


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:


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.


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

Last modified on Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:35

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