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Between Thursday 22 - 27 November the historic centre of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk will be transformed into a traditional Christmas market with colourful stalls selling local produce and crafts as well as over 300 traders from around the UK and mainland Europe, traditional fairground rides and on-stage entertainment.
The Angel Hill and Abbey gardens in Bury St Edmunds, with its recently crowned cathedral, medieval Abbey Gate and links with Charles Dickens is the ideal setting for a traditional Christmas Fayre. An added attraction is the towns nearby cosmopolitan shopping centre with its great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore. Visitors will also be able to sample the delights of Bury St Edmunds provisions market while this year, the date coincides with the Cathedral's Christmas Fair and the Medieval Fayre in Moyse's Hall Museum. There will be street entertainment and more stalls in the award winning public building - apex. There really is something for everyone.
The opening evening on Thursday 24 is a great time to visit with a parade of school children, half price fairground rides, free parking and a firework finale. Entertainment continues throughout the weekend with a great mix of music. From church choirs, school bands, rock, jazz and folk, the weekend will finish with a traditional carol concert on Angel Hill with music provided by the Salvation Army band and the Abbey Gateway in the background - a truly magical experience.
Due to popular demand our weekly street market will be open again on Friday 25 and run for all three days and our local Farmers Market will be open on Sunday 27 November.
Bury St Edmunds has good value parking close to the town centre and a park and ride will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are great offers for coach operators including free meal voucher, free parking and dedicated coach marshals for all pre-booked coaches.
So, Bury St Edmunds award winning Christmas Fayre just keeps getting bigger and better in fact it is eight markets all rolled into one. Why not come along and see for yourself and come and experience a warm Suffolk welcome.
|Thu 24 - Sun 27 Nov 2016|
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November - 9am to 8pm
Sunday 27th November - 10am to 5pm