Xmas 2023

December 4, 2023

Spreading a little Christmas magic

Dereham is gearing up with a great programme of events to spread a little Christmas magic in the lead up to Xmas. This is just a small sample of the many seasonal events coming up over the next few weeks:-

Children’s Christmas Wreath Festival inside Dereham Windmill 1st-16th December 10:00-15:00
The children of Dereham Church of England Infant and Nursery Academy have been busy creating Christmas wreaths which will be on display inside Dereham Windmill.

Santa is coming to Dereham Windmill 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 12:00-15:00
The windmill is beautifully decorated inside with Santa waiting to meet you on the first floor. No need to book. Free car parking. Please note as Santa’s grotto is on the first floor there will be some steps to climb. All money raised goes towards the Windmill’s upkeep and ongoing restoration work.

Christmas Present Hosted by Dereham Baptist Church 7th December onward and various dates

Dear Santa … Hosted by Dereham Library 9th December 12:30-15:30 Bring your children to write a Christmas message to Santa, or draw him a picture, and then meet the man himself along with his friends when they post their letters. No need to book, just come along any time between 12.30-3.30pm. Santa has promised to reply to all letters received! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Santa’s coming to the Ellenor Fenn Garden 16th Dec 11:00-13:00
Santa comes to the Ellenor Fenn Garden again this year. Carol singers from 11.00. Santa arriving at 11.30. FREE ENTRY, no need to book. Presents available for all the children, photos welcomed. Coffee cart available in Wright’s Walk for Mums and Dads. Presents kindly sponsored by Dereham Round Table.

Victorian Family Christmas Fair Hosted by Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse 17th December 10:00-15:00 The Guardians of the Workhouse have decreed there will be a Christmas – complete with visiting pedlars and fun for all! Booking essential – see the website for more details.

“The Best Christmas Present” Hosted by Wellspring Family Church 17th December 16:00-18:00 Following last year’s great event, this year we are presenting, participating in, and enjoying THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT. Just turn up and enjoy it on your own or bring the kids. All free!