Thursday 24th November 2pm-8pm
Friday 25th November 9am -8pm
Saturday 26th November 9am-8pm
Sunday 27th November 10am-5pm
November 24-27, 2016
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT
Over 300 stalls
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Welcome To Bury St Edmunds This Christmas

The Thirteenth Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is going to be better than ever! The Fayre will extend from the historic Angel Hill and Abbey Gardens to the modern Arc shopping centre and The Apex. Add in the cosmopolitan town centre of Bury St Edmunds, the regular street market and some excellent entertainment, it’s a great day out for all ages. With over 300 stalls selling a variety of gifts, crafts, food, seasonal produce and much more, there is something for everyone.

santas-grottoWant to visit Santa in his grotto? Click here to find out how!

For information on the Cathedral’s Christmas Services this year, please click here. For information about their LEGO completion, click here.


capture-111NEW for 2016: we have our own cookery demonstration kitchen with lots of great local and regional chefs. Click here for a complete timetable.



To view our programme for this year’s event, please Click here!
If you would like a copy of this programme posted, please email


The Christmas Fayre 2016 at Cornhill Walk Shopping Arcade

Presented by Bury St Edmunds Lions Club

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November

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Note to Coach and Group Travel Operators:

If you would like to bring a coach to this year’s Fayre please click here.

For further information on coaches please click here.

Make a weekend of it


Christmas is the perfect excuse for weekend away. Whether it’s to visit friends and family, spend some time with a partner, finish your Christmas shopping or just relax and get away from it all.

View our Accommodation page for more details

Fayre Bear Hunt

We have over 100 mini Fayre bears hiding in some of the great shop and restaurant windows in the town centre. Find the bear and pop into the shop to claim your free bear.

Click here to find some pictures of the shops to give you a clue.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Whilst stocks last.

New for This Year


1-front-cover-pageMartyn Taylor, a local author, will be offering signings of his book ‘An A-Z of Bury St Edmunds’ book in the Athenaeum on Sunday between 10am – 1pm. “Bury St Edmund is reputed to be the oldest purposely laid out town in the country, you can still follow the town centre today from long ago. The subsequent stories behind these streets and many others are fascinating; how they were named, who lived where, what was there and what is now. This book sets out to tell some of these tales but in an unusual way, alphabetically”

Firework Display – Thursday 24th 7.45pm

Don’t forgot our opening night firework display will be on Thursday 24th at 7.45pm in the Abbey Gardens. A great end to our residents evening which will also have our children’s parade at 5.30pm leaving from the arc shopping centre and discounted fairground rides.


Road and Car Park Closures

We appreciate that the Christmas Fayre does cause disruption to residents and businesses and we would like to thank you for your continued support.

Click here to see all Road & Car Park Closures

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Thursday evening is a locals evening with special late night shopping offers, free refreshments, discounts on fairground rides and free parking. The evening will finish in spectacular style with fireworks in the gardens.

Friday and Saturday are a great time to visit to sample the atmosphere and wander around with a hot chocolate. The entertainment and fairground will go on until 8pm and there will be lots of activities for children.

Sunday mornings are more relaxed and a great time for browsers to visit.

Extended opening times for our 2016 event:

Thursday 24th November 2pm to 8pm

Friday 25th November 9am to 8pm

Saturday 26th November  9am to 8pm

Sunday 27th November  10am to 5pm

The Christmas Fayre park and ride service runs from Saxham Business Park, just off the A14 (IP28 6RX).

This site is well signed from all major routes and the A14.

See Travel & Parking for more options

Contact the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre office on:

01284 764667

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