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Christmas & New Year in Suffolk

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Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk


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Christmas Craft Fairs and Events in Suffolk





Wednesday 13 December - World Land Trust Christmas Bake Sale
11.00am - 4.00pm
World Land Trust, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AB
Come on in to World Land Trust for our Christmas bake sale. Christmas treats and gifts, WLT's 2018 calendar and Christmas cards...all proceeds to Help save rainforest in Caribbean Guatemala.

Wednesday 6 December
Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre at Fynn Valley Golf Club

FynnValley
Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant, Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA. 6-9pm. All you need for Christmas, from cakes to cards, decorations to presents. £2.50 entry includes a goody bag and a glass of mulled wine. Supporting EACH


Thursday 7 December - Canine Partners East of England Carol Service
6.30pm. Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford , CO10 9DJ

A traditional carol service in beautiful Holy Trinity Church with the presence of Clare, Lady Euston, Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk and readings from Roy Hudd, comedian and carols performed by Sudbury Choral Society and Barnardiston-Hall and Stour Valley Community Schools and finishing with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies. £18 (£7.50 for children under 12)
Email: events@caninepartners.org.uk or tel: 01530 225939 (Helen Watkinson)

Friday 8 December - EACH Lantern Walk
6.00 onwards
Dance East, Dance East Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW
This magical Christmas lantern walk starts at Dance East carry's on along the waterfront and then back to Dance East for some Christmas entertainment and refreshments. The walk is just under 2 miles. A raffle and other exciting activities will also take place. An early December Christmas event to get you in the mood for the big day. General Ticket (age 3+) - £12. Family Ticket - £38
Email: Georgia.memory@each.org.uk, Tel: 01473 917965. See DanceEast for venue info.

Friday 8 December to Sunday 10 December - Kentwell Hall's Dickensian Christmas
10.00am - 4.00pm
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Spend a family day in Victorian England during the Festive Season.
In true magical Victorian style, meet the Household, watch the Villagers, take part in traditional activities including many crafts, join in at the Music Hall and enjoy Carols by Lantern. Nothing will look more 'beautiful & magical' than Kentwell at Christmas. See Kentwell Hall for full information.

Saturday 9 December - Henley Christmas Fayre
10.00am to 3.30pm
Henley Community Centre, Ashbocking rd Church Meadows, Henley, Nr Ipswich, IP6 0RP
Henley Christmas Fayre. Loads of stalls & Christmas crafts, refreshments, hot food & bar. All profits to local charity. Free admission. Email: henleychristmasfayre@gmail.com

Saturday 9 December - Halesworth Traditional Christmas Food, Drink & Artisan Market
9.30am - 3.00pm
Halesworth Market Place, IP19 8BA

The Halesworth Traditional Christmas Food, Drink & Artisan Market will be held in the historic Halesworth Market Place. With 32 local food and drink producers as well as local artisans booked the Market Place will once again be bustling with traders and shoppers as it would have been in times gone by. Disabled, child and dog friendly. Admission Free

Saturday 9 December - Aldeburgh & District Flower Club Christmas Fair
10.00am - 12 noon
Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EA
Christmas Fair - sale of good quality wrapped gifts, toiletries, Christmas wreaths, plants, topiary trees, cakes, books and jewellery. Raffle. Free Admission.

Saturday 9 December - Metfield Christmas Fair
Lunch from 12.30pm, Fair starts at 2.00pm
Metfield Village Hall, Skinners Green, Metfield, IP20 0LH
A real old fashioned Christmas Fair with a wide variety of interesting stalls and plenty to do for the children including a ride around the village on Santa's tractor.
Contact: Chris Williams, Tel: 01379 586560



Saturday 9 December - Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
10.30am - 4.00pm
Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP12 3JR
Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath for you to take home in our annual Wreath Making Workshop.
See Suffolk Punch Trust for full details.

Saturday 9 December - Belstead Singers Xmas Concert
7.00pm
Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich, IP2 8PY
Features Halifax School Choir & 2nd Ipswich Brownies. Programme of seasonal music, poetry & readings to get you in festive mood. Proceeds to Alzheimers Society. Refreshments available.
Adults £4,children £1.50. Tickets, tel: 01473 404210, email: christine.rivett2@gmail.com or on the door.

Saturday 9 December - Dorian Singers Christmas Concert
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Felixstowe United Reformed Church, Tomline Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PA

An evening of seasonal music performed by the Dorian Dingers under the direction of Alan Loader. Highlights include Vivaldi's "Gloria", exerpts from Handel's "Messiah" and festive carols. Featuring soloists Gill Wilson (soprano) and Mim MacMahon (alto) plus organ music.
£10. Please contact Mim MacMahon by email, Facebook (Mim MacMahon) or landline 01394 274395

Saturday 9 December - Christmas Among the Trees
7.00pm
St Peter and St Mary Church, Station Road, Stowmarket, IP14 3ES

Christmas concert by Stowmarket Chorale with children from South Lee School. Featuring Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
£10 adults, £3 children on door. Email: tickets@stowmarketchorale.org,uk Tel: 01359 240676

Sunday 10 December - Christmas Market with CATS!
10.00am - 4.00pm
Catastrophe Cat Cafe, Unit 27a, Maitland Road, Lion Barns, Needham Market, Ipswich, IP6 8NZ

Christmas Market in the company of Cats @Catastrophe Cat Cafe, East Anglia's only Cat Cafe!
Enjoy the festivities at our Cat Cafe and Rehoming centre, raising money for the cafe's rescue cats and helping them find their forever homes at Christmas.
Try Christmas Themed Treats, Suffolk's home-made cakes & plenty of Mulled Wine/ Cider/ Mincepies; all in the company of cats! Free children's face painting (donation optional), Name That Cat, Tombola, Raffle & Home made jewellery. Stall-holders required: Registered charities for free, others £5.00
Please email or ring to book. All money goes towards rehoming, cat food/vet treatment of cafe cats.
Tel: 07388 522942, Web: www.catastrophecatcafe.co.uk, email: info@catastrophecatcafe.co.uk

Sunday 10 December 2017 3pm - The Rat Pack Live! Christmas Party
Spa Pavilion Theatre, Undercliff Rd West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX

Join the UK's best Rat Pack show in a festive-packed seasonal spectacular which combines Christmas classics Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) with all your favourite Rat Pack hits. Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack's infamous live stage show, come celebrate and enjoy a cool Yule with the UK's number one Dean, Sammy and Frank live concert Christmas extravaganza.
See Spa Pavillion Theatre for full information.

Sunday 10 December - Step into the Festive Groove with Suffolk Soul Singers
3.00pm
St. Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1FX

Suffolk Soul Singers will be returning to St. Peter's by the Waterfront with a programme of timeless soul and gospel classics, contemporary hits with a soulful twist and the choir's unique versions of Christmas songs, old and new.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.



Christmas and New Year in Suffolk



Wednesday 13 December - Suffolk Carols at Christmas
6.00pm - 8.00pm
St Mary’s Church, Honey Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 1RT
We are delighted to announce our annual Carol Concert will be returning to the stunning St Mary's Church on Wednesday 13 December! Join us for a magical evening of carols, festive treats and celebrity guests all in support of Alzheimer's Society. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket info.

Thursday 14 December - Otley Hall Christmas Tour
Otley Hall Ipswich
Our popular Christmas Tour is a wonderful way to start the festive celebrations! We tour the Hall in all its candlelit glory, then join the owner in the Great Hall with it's roaring log fires and beautifully decorated tree for mulled wine and Christmas nibbles. A perfect festive treat!


Friday 15 December to Sunday 17 December - Kentwell Hall's Dickensian Christmas
10.00am - 4.00pm
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Spend a family day in Victorian England during the Festive Season.
In true magical Victorian style, meet the Household, watch the Villagers, take part in traditional activities including many crafts, join in at the Music Hall and enjoy Carols by Lantern. Nothing will look more 'beautiful & magical' than Kentwell at Christmas. See Kentwell Hall for full information.

Saturday 16 December - Nell Bryden Concert
7.30pm. Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Suffolk IP16 4TD
British-based singer songwriter from New York has a rich country, jazz, blues and soul sound. She has toured with Gary Barlow, Jools Holland, KT Tunstall, Counting Crows and Gypsy Kings to name a few! Songs include her greatest hits as well as festive classics of her favourite artists.
Tickets: £15
Call Box Office on 0870 780 0425

Saturday 16 December - LION FOR THE KING a Christmas Musical
4.00pm. Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, IP19 9LL

A Christmas musical for all the family. A cast of local children will present this musical celebration based on an ancient legend that the three wise men came to Bethlehem from China.
FREE with a retiring collection. Contact: Meryl Doney, Email: meryldoney@me.com 07976574703

Saturday 16 December - Christmas Entertaining
10am - 3pm. The Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall, Debenham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 6JU
Let us inspire you to create delicious festive food for the party season. We will help you prepare for Christmas with quick, easy and impressive entertaining recipes. This hands-on cookery course will teach you techniques and skills to prepare ahead and help you enjoy your Christmas with your family and friends. From canapes to show-stopping desserts, by the end of the day you'll have Christmas entertaining covered! We'll also help you get into festive spirit with a glass or two of mulled wine whilst your cooking away. See Whats On Suffolk for more information.



Saturday 16 December- Christmas at Landguard Fort
12.00pm - 7.00pm. Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW

Come and enjoy Christmas at Landguard Fort Felixstowe's BIG festive family treat!
See Whats On Felixstowe for a full list of activities and ticket options.

Saturday 16 December to Sunday 17 December - Get into the Spirit Of Christmas
Saturday 11am - 4pm. Sunday 1pm - 4pm
St. Mary’s Church Bentley, Church Road, Bentley, IP9 2DA
Christmas Trees,Thousands of Lights,
Festive Scenes. Bentley Church stands in a leafy lane in picturesque grounds with an interior well worth a visit. Refreshments will be available.
Minimum donation adults £2 Children free.

Sunday 17 December - Spirit of Christmas Fun Run
Grange Farm, Saxham Street, Stowupland, IP14 5DA. Registration between 1-2pm
Join us for our annual ''Spirit of Christmas Fun Run'' on Sunday 17th December at a new private off-road venue. The route is approximately 5k with a shorter option available around well sign-posted farmland with lots of fun to be had on the way! Children will receive a reward for completing the trail and for remembering others this Christmas. Walkers welcome, dogs on a lead welcome. Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult. Hot dogs - hot drinks - mince pies.
Free entry, but please bring an unwrapped gift per family as a present for an underprivileged child this Christmas. The Spirit of Christmas Fun run replaces the annual Stowmarket Christmas Tree Run.
Tel: for info: +447766395779

Saturday 23 December - CHRISTMAS with CHRISTINA JOHNSTON
16:00-17:30. Aldeburgh Parish Church, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5DU

Classical chart topper, Christina Johnston and famous pianist Roger Seville are back to bring you the spirit of Christmas. Christina who has spent the first years of her career all over Europe, South America and Asia singing in Operas and for Presidents and State Officials alike is now returning to the UK where she released her chart topping Album, BLESSING.
ADVANCED TICKETS £10 ON THE DOOR £12
TELEPHONE: 0844 888 9991
For full information, see: Music Concerts in Suffolk

Sunday 24 December - Wrapping with CATS
10am - 4pm
Catastrophe Cat Cafe, Unit 27a, Maitland Road, Lion Barns, Needham Market, IPSWICH , IP6 8NZ
Wrapping with the cats in the company of Cats @ Catastrophe Cat Cafe, East Anglia's only Cat Cafe!
Enjoy the festivities at our Cat Cafe and Rehoming centre, raising money for the cafe''s rescue cats and helping them find their forever homes at Christmas.
Bring your presents to the CCC and make use of our Free Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Bows to wrap your presents up whilst sampling our Christmas delights such as Mulled Wine/ Cider, Mince Pies and seasonal specials.
Donations optional, all money raised goes towards the cat's welfare, upkeep and food.
Presents for our cats are greatly appreciated!
Entry £5.00. Tel: 07388 522941, Email: info@catastrophecatcafe.co.uk

Thursday 28 December - 'Turkey Buster' Walk
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP
The perfect way to entertain and inform your Christmas visitors about our wonderful town. Why not join our popular walk to work off some of those extra calories?
See Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for full details.

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Sunday 22 October - Giant Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre, Ipswich
10am - 4pm. Best Western Ipswich Hotel, (formally Cameo Hotel), Copdock Ipswich, IP8 3JD

Over 70 stalls selling locally handmade crafts and quality gifts. Refreshments available. Free car parking. Entry fee in aid of FIND - Ipswich Families in Need.
Ticket: £1 - free entry after 2pm
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Friday 27 October - Clay Christmas Tree Decoration Making
10.30am - 11.30am
Starglazing Ceramics Studio, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, IP9 2AB
A festive clay session, making decorations for your Christmas Tree!
Rolling out, cutting shapes and stamping decoration into clay for kids and adults alike.
See Starglazing Ceramics Studio for full information and pricing.

November 2017 Events


Saturday 4 November - Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, Sproughton
10am - 4pm
Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton, IP8 3AA
Christmas craft & gift fair in aid of the St Elizabeth Hospice & Sproughton community shop.
Stalls will include: handbags, clothing, jewellery, shabby chic items, cakes, Candles, Childrens craft kits, sewing, tropic, bird houses and boxes, Usborne books, home ware, tombola, Prize draw and much more.
Refreshments and food will be available on the day.

Saturday 11 November - Cats Protection Christmas Fayre
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, IP6 8BB

Come along to our Christmas Fayre. Gifts, cards, tombola etc.
Tel: 01449 720003

Saturday 11 November - Christmas Ceramic Open Studio and Clay Workshops, Kenton
2pm - 6pm
The Old School House Studion, Church Lane, Kenton, IP14 6JH
Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you browse Emma's ceramic studio.
Ceramic Art, Home and Giftware, Stationery and Christmas Decorations.
Watch demonstrations or have-a-go at the Mini Workshops taking place during the afternoon.
An ideal chance to purchase Christmas Gifts or make them yourself.
All ages welcome. See facebook or website for times of various workshops, but just come along on the day between 2pm and 6pm. http://www.emmajayneceramics.co.uk

Saturday 18 November - The Grand Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
10am - 4pm
The Grand Hall, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and join us in the peaceful surroundings of the town hall where you can buy some truly unique handmade crafts and quality gifts. The tea room will also be open for that all important cuppa and a slice of cake!
£2, CHILDREN FREE, Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk.

Saturday 18 November - Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market
10.00am to 4.00pm
Preston Manor Barn, Lavenham Road, Preston St Mary, CO10 9LU
20th annual traditional German Christkindlmarkt, specialising in a diversity of high quality gifts, clothing, Gisela Graham decorations at sale prices and food and drink for the festive season. Refreshments available, including gluhwein, tea/coffee, cakes and hot bacon or sausage rolls. £150 cash prize draw. Preston Manor Barn is a wonderful setting for this event, creating an enchanting and welcoming Christmas atmosphere in which to select seasonal gifts for the whole family. It is located less than 2 miles from Suffolk's historic Lavenham. Free on-site parking. Entry £3. Admission on the door.

Saturday 18 November - Wetheringsett Victorian Christmas Fayre
11.00am - 3.00pm
Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Hall Lane, Wetheringsett, IP14 5PN
Fun for the whole family, steam train rides, drive for a tenner, and a variety of gift and refreshment stalls. Family ticket £8, Adults £3, concessions £1.50
Visit our Facebook page Wetheringsett Victorian Christmas Fayre and see Mid-Suffolk Light Railway for venue information.

Saturday 18 November - The Landseer Players Theatre Group Christmas Fayre
1.30pm - 4.30pm
All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0EB
Traditional Xmas fayre with stalls from a large Raffle, tombola, hook the duck and many more.
Joining us is a selection of local craft and businesses offering their amazing products. Tel: 07786733362

Saturday 18 November - Christmas Fair
10.30am to 2.00pm
Beyton Church, Church Road, Beyton, IP30 9AL
Sale of homemade foods - Christmas cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, preserves. Also for sale - gifts, decorations, cards, potted bulbs, books, toys. Wreaths to buy and order. Light lunches and refreshments - homemade soups, bread roll and cheese, plus teas, coffees and mince pies. Raffle and guessing games. Do come along. Proceeds for Beyton & Hessett Church Funds. Free entry

Saturday 18 November - We are Handmade Christmas Craft Fair
10am - 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Long Melford, Co0 9AA
With over 40 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas. Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items, including jewellery, clothes, bags, pottery, soaps, cards, soft furnishings, home & garden-wares and much more. A full list of makers will be on ww.wearehandmade.co.uk nearer the event. There will be some exciting textile demonstrations by Norah Stocker from Fantasia Textiles. Norah runs a range of workshops and classes from her Coggeshall studio, including City & Guilds courses. Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.

Saturday 18 November - Celebrating Yule, The Winter Solstice
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Bull Hotel , Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG

An interactive workshop to connect with the Angels and Spirits of Yule, tapping into the Yule energy to attract what you desire for 2018. Includes Refreshments, Buffet lunch and manual.
£55. Tel: 07920112676. www.winterbone.co.uk


Sunday 19 November - Mendlesham Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre in aid of Cancer Research UK
11.00am - 4.30pm
Mendlesham Community Centre, Old Station Road, Mendlesham, IP14 5RT
Avoid the hassle of town and come along and shop in peace. Choose from a huge variety of original gift ideas to delight family and friends. Delicious refreshments available all day. A lovely way to spend a Sunday. If you would like a stall for £10 please email at the address below. Free entry
Tel: 01449 766006, email: neil.williams38@btinternet.com

Monday 20 November to Sunday 3 December - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
2.00pm
Old Independent Church, Hamlet Road, Haverhill, CB9 8EF
Christmas Bazaar - Stalls, competitions, raffles, refreshments, etc. Free Admission.

Thursday 23 November
Ladies Festive Shopping Night at Ufford Park

6:30pm until 9:00pm
Ufford  Christmas
Ufford Park
Hotel, Golf & Spa, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW
Keep our Ladies' Festive Shopping Evening as a date in your diary as we have a fantastic shopping evening planned with festive stalls including: purses and scarves, Christmas gifts, jewellery, cakes and much, much more.......The perfect chance to buy those last minute stocking fillers!


Thursday 23 November - Spa & Leisure Christmas Event
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, C06 4PZ
Our exciting Spa & Leisure evening is back, this time it's a Christmas special! Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie whilst watching treatment demonstrations and product talks from Decleor, OPI and Mii Makeup professionals. See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November - Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre
Thursday: 2.00pm-8.00pm, Friday: 9.00am-8.00pm, Saturday: 9.00am-8.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1UZ
The established and hugely popular Bury St Edmunds Christmas fair is sure to get you in the festive spirit with something for all the family! The festive market will feature stalls selling crafts and gifts for those looking for the perfect Christmas present, delicious groceries for Christmas hamper ideas as well as hot food and a bar serving a selection of craft beers, ciders including spiced cider and mulled wine. The festive market is part of the town Christmas festivities, which will include family entertainment. Market Square Group https://www.facebook.com/events/313883462417958/.

Friday 24th November - The Nutcracker Vienna Festival Ballet
Spa Pavilion Theatre, Undercliff Rd West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker, performed by one of the world's finest touring ballet companies. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other. See Spa Pavillion Theatre for full information.

Friday 24 November - Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On
17.30-21.00
Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HA

Join us for the Beccles Christmas Light Switch On. This event is one of the best in the area, and it's going to be another fantastic year. The fun begins with the lights being switched on at 6pm by the cast from Beccles Panto Robin Hood, along with The Mayor and Heart Radio. There will be live entertainment acts on the main stage along with street entertainment provided by the ever popular Suffolk School of Samba plus a few surprises! There is always a great variety of stalls selling festive gifts, crafts, toys and decorations alongside wonderful street food and drink including of course mulled wine! Our fantastic range of independent shops, which is our pride and joy, will be open late on the night too. There is even live Reindeer and Father Christmas will be taking up his usual residence in his grotto. And as if this isn't enough the popular Beccles Christmas Tree Trail will be launched on the night (running through until December 23rd) and Hungate Church will be staging its ever popular three day Christmas Tree Festival. FREE ENTRY. www.facebook.com/beccleschristmaslightsswitchon

Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk


Friday 24 November to Saturday 25 November - Clare Christmas Fair
5-8pm, 10am-4pm.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, High Street, Clare, CO10 8NY
Clare Christmas Fair, St Peters & St Paul

The Clare Christmas Fair presents the perfect opportunity for you to do some of your Xmas shopping in the centre of town without having to travel elsewhere.
Brought to you by the Clare Community Association, this quality event was a great success last year and this year will again showcase a selection of gifts, decorations, crafts and Christmas produce all in the atmospheric candlelit surroundings of the church.
You will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of something warming to enjoy while you browse the stalls, which will offer a variety of lovely goods including jewellery, chocolates, cheeses, dolls, collectable teddies, ceramics, turned wooden items, artwork, Christmas wreaths, candles, felted gifts, toys, cards, decorative and stained glass and much, much more. PLUS the chance to buy one or two! items from the delicious Clare festive pudding range which now includes luxury chocolate and sticky toffee sauces.
Other refreshments will be available and you will be able to sit, relax and listen to some carols.
There will also be the opportunity to buy some raffle tickets: great prizes and all proceeds will go to cam, Nr Ipswich, IP8
''POP CHORUS'' Christmas Concert, singing at St Mary's Church, Somersham.
Refreshments and Raffle
Proceeds to the Church Water Fund and 10% to St Elizabeth Hospice
£7.50 including refreshments. Pat Woolhouse 01473 830710 or Heather 01473 830068

Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December - Santa's Grotto, Christmas Farmyard & Craft Fair
10.30am - 4.00pm
Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP12 3JR
Santa's Grand Arrival - An event certainly not to be missed! Santa will be arriving on our festive Suffolk Punch drawn cart at 10:55am on both days. Booking for Santa’s Grotto highly advisable.
Christmas Farmyard - Meet our beautiful farm animals and endangered Suffolk Punch horses in our magical Christmas Farmyard. Craft Fair - The perfect opportunity to pick up quality crafts and gifts ready for the Christmas season from our trusted local traders. See Suffolk Punch Trust for full details.

Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December - Christmas Tree Festival
10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday
Saint Mary’s Church, All Saints Road, Creeting Saint Mary, IP6 8PR
Christmas Tree Festival, theme All Creatures Great and Small. Christmas crafts sales table. Refreshments available. Entrance £1 for adults, free for children



LaxfieldChristmasFair

Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December Laxfield Christmas Market
10am - 6pm / 10am - 4pm. Laxfield Village Hall, The Link, Laxfield, IP13 8DY
FESTIVE STALLS including Crafts, homeware, beauty & food, SANTA'S GROTTO, GRAND PRIZE DRAW, MULLED WINE & CIDER, CAROL SINGING, KID'S XMAS ACTIVITIES including Reindeer food bar & ornament decoration. BREAKFAST with FATHER CHRISTMAS - 8.30am - 9.30am on Sat & Sun.
£4.50 kids / £5.50 adults. LIMITED AVAILABILITY booking essential
ALL proceeds in aid of Laxfield Pre-School.
Tel: Hayley Hager 07889 64989 or email: willowfp@yahoo.co.uk


Saturday 2 December - Xmas Mind Body & Spirit Fair
10.00am - 4.00pm
Jubilee Centre, Recreation Way, Mildenhall, IP28 7HG

Beautiful spiritual related gifts. Holistic Therapies, Spiritual Readers, Blerchs Cafe
All proceeds to Charity. £1 Entry fee to charity
Email: sue@blerchsportingfoundation.org.uk, Tel: 07710687162

Highlands Care Home Christmas Coffee Morning


Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk



Sunday 3rd December - Christmas Fair, Halesworth
10am-3pm. Chinny's Sports Bar Function Room, Norwich Road, Halesworth FREE ENTRY
The Halesworth Women in Business Group present their first Christmas Fair. All stallholders are members of the group, live in Halesworth or the surrounding area and run their own businesses. The bar will be open from 10am and food is served all day. We have over 25 stalls, a raffle with all proceeds going to a local charity, a kiddies craft table, large free car park. Stallholders include; Woottens of Wenhaston (Plants & wreaths), Marmalade Children's Clothing, Neal's Yard Organic skincare and MUCH more. For more information, find them on Facebook or email HWIBgroup@gmail.com

Sunday 3rd December - Gippeswyk Singers Celebrate Christmas
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Great Bealings, IP13 6NY
Gippeswyk Singers present an evening of uplifting music to celebrate Christmas, including beautiful anthems and carols, a superb organist and special performances from Nightingale Wind Quintet. Conducted by Geoff Lavery.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full details including ticket information.

Sunday 3 December - Christmas Fair
Midday-4pm
Felixstowe & Walton United FC, Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe, IP11 9HT
Craft & gift stalls, entertainment, music, seasonal food & drink, bar, Santa's Grotto
Free entry

Sunday 3 December - Christmas Brocante
9am - 3pm
Suffolk Heritage Antiques & Reclaim Centre, Old London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3JF
Our Brocante/Fleamarket has become a permanent feature for 2017 and will be taking place on the first Sunday of every other month the next is on Sunday 3rd December, open from 9.00am until 3.00pm. Entry £1. Webpage for event is http://www.suffolkheritage.co.uk/special-events/4588845094. See Whats On Ipswich for full info.

Sunday 3 December - Seraphim: Celebration and Meditation
5:15pm (4:45pm bells ring and mulled wine reception)
St Peter’s Church, 4 Park Place, Yoxford , IP17 3HN
The Angelic Healing Power Of Music
The power of music to comfort and inspire has been recognised from the earliest times. Seraphim, and their conductor Vetta Wise, invite you to immerse yourself in their musical Celebration and Meditation.
Stirring and serene music for Advent and Christmastide will be by composers as diverse locally-based Imogen Holst and living composer Eric Whitacre. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 2 December to Saturday 6 January - Annual Christmas Exhibition
10am to 5pm. Thompson’s Gallery, 175 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AN
Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh is holding its Annual Christmas Exhibition which includes many of our successful and well known modern and contemporary British artists. Included in the exhibition is works by Edward Seago, John Piper, Fred Cuming, Anne Cotterill and Robert Kelsey to represent the more traditional oeuvre. For more information, please see: Art Exhibitions in Suffolk

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 December - The Riverside 100 Musical Theatre Choir - Christmas cracker concert
Friday 8th December 7.30pm, Saturday 9th December 3pm, Saturday 9th December 7.30pm
The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre, Quayside, Woodbridge, IP12 1BH
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Do you wish Santa Claus Is Coming To Town? Well, you're in luck because the Riverside 100 Musical Theatre Choir will be performing right here! Following three very successful concerts at St Mary's Church Woodbridge, The Riverside Theatre's very own musical theatre choir, the R100 will be performing "A Christmas Cracker" of a concert live on stage.

The choir will be singing Christmas favourites and festive ditties old and new.
"December the 25th" and "Sing a Christmas Carol" from the musical the "Scrooge."
"Bethlehem" from the musical "Martin Guerre."
"Carol of The Bells" featured in "Home Alone"
"Believe" from the film "The Polar Express."

Also featuring iconic songs from other well known musicals. The choir have considerable stage experience between them. Some members have performed in the West End and some more locally - you may even recognise one or two of them!
Tickets £15 Concessions £12.50 Children £10
Tel: 01394 382174

Friday 8 December to Saturday 9 December - Christmas Food Tasting Event
From 10am to 2pm
The Bakehouse Bakery, 21 New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DY
Come and try our new range of cakes and bread, joing in the festivities plus a glass of mulled wine. Free pack of mince pies for purchases over £5.00. Email: info@thebakehousebakery.co.uk

Saturday 9 December - Roman Christmas Market
10am-2pm. Yoxford Village Hall, Old High Road, Yoxford, IP17 3HL
Arrangement of various stalls, refreshments including home made soup. Seasonal foods and lots more.

Saturday 9 December to Sunday 10 December - Get into the Spirit of Christmas
Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 1pm - 4pm. St. Mary’s Church Bentley, Church Road , Bentley, IP9 2DA
Christmas Trees. Thousands of lights and Festive scenes. Bentley Church stands in a leafy lane in pictureque grounds with an interior well worth a visit. Refreshments will be served.
Minimum donation adults £2, Children free. Tel: 01473 311858



Sunday 10 December - Christmas Carol Concert
7.30pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Gordon Road, Lowestoft , NR32 1NL
A festive selection of Christmas music and carols performed by the choir, with audience carols for everyone to join in with, organ accompaniment and a solo trumpeter. A joyful start to your Christmas celebrations! £10 - available at the door or from choir members. Emil: r.drinkwater51@btinternet.com

Please tell us all about your Christmas or New Year in Suffolk by sending an email to: suffolkguides.admin@suffolktouristguide.com


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