2017 Christmas Fayre 23rd – 26th November
The Christmas Fayre opens at 2pm on Thursday 23rd November with a children’s lantern parade at 5.30pm and amazing firework display at 7.45pm.
All the stalls will be open, many shops stay open later and there are lots of bars and restaurants in the town to enjoy our Suffolk hospitality.
There is a free drop in lantern workshop from 3.15pm – 4.30pm for children who would like to take part in the parade in the arc shopping centre. Our parade leaves the centre at 5.30pm and travels via Abbeygate Street to Angel Hill. The fireworks are in the Abbey Gardens but you can see them from all over the Angel Hill. At 6pm we have the EACH annual carol concert in the Cathedral and a full programme of music on Angel Hill.
FREE PARKING AFTER 4pm
Come and visit the ICE Cookery Theatre in the Cathedral Courtyard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some of the best chefs in East Anglia giving you tips and ideas on how to create the perfect Christmas. Click here for a full programme.
The Tourist Information Point ( next to St Edmundsbury Cathedral ) will be open during the Christmas Fayre to offer you a full range of services. We can offer maps, details of what’s on and where and help you get the most from your visit. We will be open from 10am to 6pm Thursday through to Saturday and 11.30am to 4pm on the Sunday of the Christmas Fayre.
Drop in and visit us – we are here to help !
The Christmas Fayre Survey
Please tell us what you thought of our Christmas Fayre and you could win a £50 Debenhams voucher, sponsored by the arc shopping centre. Please complete the survey by 31 January 2018 to enter our free prize draw.
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 2017 event:
Thursday 23rd November 2pm to 8pm
Friday 24th November 9am to 8pm
Saturday 25th November 9am to 8pm
Sunday 26th 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: