Spectacular, season defining Christmas shopping experience returns
Saturday 7th December and Sunday 8th December 2013 10am – 4pm
Dragon Hall’s Medieval Christmas Market
Annual medieval themed Christmas market with costumed traders from around the UK and Europe. Live music, licensed bar and refreshments.
Dragon Hall, King St Norwich (01603 663922)
£2.50, Under18’s free
You know it really is getting close to Christmas when Dragon Hall’s annual treat, The Medieval Christmas Market comes around. When decorated for the season there are few more festive buildings in Norfolk than the ancient Dragon Hall.
The annual spectacular, season defining market is now an eagerly anticipated annual event with the ancient hall tastefully decorated in traditional seasonal splendor and augmented by traditionally decorated trees. This year students from Easton & Otley College will decorate the historic hall as part of their Floristry BTec Level 3 Diploma course using traditional methods and materials.
Beneath the magnificent crown post roof and throughout the unique medieval trading hall (built in 1430) traders from all over the UK and even some from northern Europe will be in period costume. Their stalls feature original and unusual gifts, from historical reproductions in wood, iron and glass to individual handcrafted textiles, jewellery, toys and ceramics, perfect gifts for friends and family. Exquisite Christmas decorations, candles and cards, together with locally produced Christmas wreathes and cakes, wines and ales will help to make this an extra special festive season.
Over 2 days you can step back in time for a unique Christmas shopping experience and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, forgetting that it’s just 3 minutes walk away. Musicians in period costume will also be performing throughout the both days
In the Middle Ages people celebrated the Yule festival with joyful singing, music, games, feasting and the exchange of gifts, it signified the coming of light at the winter solstice into the dark winter days, and with it the promise of new life. Fairs were held and attracted foreign merchants from distant lands, strolling minstrels, performing tumblers, acrobats and showmen. At Dragon Hall, Norwich’s much-loved unique link to the Middle Ages, you can now relive this colourful experience.
In the courtyard garden a marquee will house a fully licensed bar featuring local Norfolk ales alongside the opportunity to enjoy mulled wine and delicious seasonal food inspired by German Christmas markets.