A popular Christmas market is returning to a historic Norfolk venue and the 2023 event will be the biggest yet. 

The Wymondham Abbey Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 11am to 4pm with free entry. 

It will feature more than 70 stalls and, new for this year, it will extend into the Abbey Schoolrooms.

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The local goodies for sale will include wooden homewares, ceramics, textiles, knitwear, confectionary, bakes, jewellery, art, gin, candles, Christmas decorations, beauty products and floral wreaths.

Norwich Evening News: The Spangle Steel Pan Band will perform at the fair The Spangle Steel Pan Band will perform at the fair (Image: Supplied)

At the event, children are invited to hear the story of St Nicholas and The Spangle Steel Pan Band will provide festive entertainment.

The street food available will include authentic African cuisine from Society Alive, Vida’s dirty burgers, hot dogs and fries, Bella Ciao's wood-fired pizza and Natural Rise’s range of paninis, cakes, coffees and pancakes, with mulled wine available too. 

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Screwdriver artist Johno Cornish will be offering a Christmas card-making opportunity and visitors will also have a chance to make wreaths. 

ClearCompany CIC has joined forces with Wymondham Abbey over the last three years to create community events.

Julie Briggs, ClearCompany Director, said: “We are always delighted to work with the Abbey team to create occasions where the community can connect and enjoy a special day in such a welcoming, stunning venue."