Dragon Hall’s Medieval Christmas Market
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December 2014
10am – 4pm
One of Norwich’s Christmas’ signature shopping events returns
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, Under16’s £1, Under 5’s free
You know Christmas really is just round the corner when it’s time for Dragon Hall’s shopping treat, The Medieval Christmas Market. 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 signature event of Norfolk’s Christmas with the ancient hall tastefully decorated in traditional seasonal splendor, augmented by traditionally decorated trees.
Beneath the magnificent crown post roof and throughout the unique medieval trading hall (built in 1430) traders from all over the UK and as far afield as northern Europe will be in period costume. Their stalls stock 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 all the family 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.