Christmas & New Year in Suffolk

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Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk

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December 2016

Thursday 1st - 7th December - Grand Christmas Tree Festival
Open daily
St. Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Join us for the 7th annual tree festival, celebrating the life of Ipswich and its communities. View over 80 decorated trees placed by businesses, charities, community groups, individuals. Relax in the Festival Cafe or join in the children's activities, there's something for everyone. A variety of concerts will occur throughout the festival. See Festivals in Suffolk for full information.

Friday 2nd December - Sunday 18th December, Farmer Christmas at Baylham House Farm
10.00am - 4.00pm
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Baylham House Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham, Suffolk, IP6 8LG
We absolutely love this time of year down at the farm, all the animals are nice and cosy in the barns and if we are lucky we have an extremely special visitor come to visit - Farmer Christmas!
Farmer Christmas has taken time out of his very busy schedule tending to his reindeer to pay us all a visit. He will be ready and waiting on the following dates:- 2th- 4th December, 9th-11th December, 16th-18th December and 20th-23rd December from 10am until 4pm along with his animal helpers to see all of the good children. After checking his naughty and nice lists, he will also give each child a small gift. Please note there is no additional charge for children to see Farmer Christmas and, for these three weekends, the entry price for everyone visiting the farm is just £3. Under 4's go free as normal. However, we do request that if you would like to come and see Farmer Christmas please call the farm in advance to book your slot to reduce the queues and waiting times. After you've explored the farm, you can relax in the cafe over lunch or with a slice of homemade cake and a hot chocolate, or let the children run loose in our play area.
Entry £3 for all, under 4's go free.

Friday 2nd December - Friday 23rd December, Late Night Shopping
10.00am - 8.00pm
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT
EVERY FRIDAY IN DECEMBER! Take advantage of our late night shopping. Spend a leisurely evening browsing the many wonderful shops for that perfect gift for Christmas before treating yourselves to a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Come buy your loved ones something special that they won't see on the high street.
Tel: 01449 711111. Email: See Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village .

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Emporium
2.00pm - 6.00pm
The Queen, The Street, Brandeston, IP13 7AD
Join us for a Christmas Emporium at The Queen, Brandeston. An afternoon of festive fun with Christmas gifts, unique stocking fillers and delicious delights!
Tel: 01728 685307,

Saturday 3rd December - Highlands Christmas Coffee Morning
Highlands Care Home Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 3rd December - Framlingham Flower Club Christmas Fayre
10.00am - 2.00 pm
Framlingham Flower Club Christmas Fayre

St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Framlingham, IP13 9BH
Sale of traditional wreaths, seasonal door hangings, table decorations - all made by club members using moss, fresh greenery, fir cones & berries. In addition there will be floral inspired gifts, floral sundries & bric a brac for sale. Our stall is situated within the St. Michael's Christmas Tree Festival event, where refreshments will be available.

Saturday 3rd December - Christmas Fayre
11.00am to 4.00pm
Christmas Events in Suffolk

Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way, Lowestoft, NR33 8LJ
Local Crafts, Food & Drink Produce Ideal Pressies, Visit from Santa, Raffle, Face & Henna Artwork, South Lowestoft Fire Station Crew etc.
Entry: Adults 20p. Tel: 07437 004527

Saturday 3rd December - Henley Christmas Fayre
10.00am to 3.00pm
Henley Community Centre, Church Meadows Ashbocking Road, Henley, Nr Ipswich, IP6 0RX
Loads of festival stalls, refreshments & food available all day.
Free Entry
Email: or Tel: 01473 833226

Saturday 3rd December - Red Lodge Christmas Trees
10.00am - 4.00pm
Red Lodge Christmas Trees, Elderberry Road, Red Lodge, IP28 8FH
First three weekends in December. Help raise funds for EACH we are also collecting presents to take to the children (Age from 0-19). Buy your Christmas tree. Browse in our marquee of craft and gift stalls. Food and drink also available.
Contact: Jen, Tel: 07796 771391

Sunday Lunch with Santa at The Angel Inn!
Every Sunday throughout December, Santa will be flying in to the Angel Inn, Stoke by Nayland. Take the whole family along to meet Father Christmas and enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch with a gift from Santa for all children dining.
(Advance booking recommended) Sunday 4th, 11th & 18th December. Click on the link above for contact details.

Saturday 3rd December - Christmas Craft Fair
10.00am - 4.00pm
Clare Christmas Craft Fair

Clare Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare, CO10 8NN
Come and join the festive fun at our December Christmas Market, with free entry and everyone welcome.
Contact:, Tel: 07704 627973

Saturday 3rd December - Chelsworth Christmas Fair
11.00am - 3.00pm
All Saints Church, The Street, Chelsworth, IP7 7HU
Christmas Fair with gifts, produce and a raffle for wonderful Christmas hampers and other prizes. Tombola and Lucky Dip. Cards, candles, wreaths and decorations. Christmas cakes. Carols from Hadleigh Community Choir.
Entry £3 (children free) All proceeds to All Saints Church

Saturday 3rd December - Saxmundham Craft Fair
10am to 2pm. Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
Want to buy an original Christmas gift then come along to a craft fair where everything is handmade by local people. There is something for everyone and prices are affordable for all. We even offer a place to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake, what more could you ask for? Free entry.

Saturday 3 December - Leiston Christmas Fair
Santa and his elves and lots of stalls visit the Long Shop Museum in Leiston. Great fun for the kids (as long as they are not on the naughty list!) For more information and venue details, see Long Shop Museum.

Saturday 3rd December - Inflatable 5k Santa Run
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Get ready for the UK's only inflatable 5k Santa Run!
Grab your hats & hold on to your sacks for quite possibly the most mental 5k Santa run you'll ever see!
Pit your wits against ten giant inflatable obstacles that will let you flip, bounce & boing your way around a 5k course in full Santa kit! Sounds crazy? It is. Guaranteed to be so funny you'll complete this with your sides hurting from laughter!
Price: £25.00. Contact:

December 2016

Sat 3 & Sun 4 December - Christmas Craft Fair Weekend at Stonham Barns, Stowmarket
A two day Christmas Craft fair held at Stonham Barns retail park. A whole host of perfect gifts for all your family plus refreshments and other festive treats. For full information click on the link above.

Saturday 3rd December - Sunday 4th December, Christmas Tree Festival
10.00am to 4.00pm
Congregational Church, Cemetery Lane, East Bergholt, CO7 6RZ
Christmas Tree Festival. Refreshments available. Followed on Sunday by our Carol Service amongst the trees at 4pm. Free Entry

Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk

Sunday 4th 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 with 'write a letter to Santa packs' and craft activities, large free car park. Stallholders include; Woottens of Wenhaston (Plants & wreaths), Truly Traceable - award winning Venison & Game Pies and Sausage Rolls, The Sweet Café, Dawn Pretty - original artworks, Imanique Gifts, Marmalade Chidren's Clothing, Neal's Yard Organic skincare and MUCH more. For more information, find them on Facebook or email

Grand Christmas Tree Festival 7th - 11th December, Sudbury
10.00am to 6.00pm daily, Sunday 11th December, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EH
Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival

2016 is the 14th year of Sudbury Rotary Club's Christmas Tree Festival. There are over 90 trees decorated by local churches, charities, schools, businesses and a few individuals, resulting in a very varied display.
See Festivals in Suffolk for full information.

Christmas and New Year in Suffolk

Thursday 8th December - Long Melford Late Night Christmas Shopping
Hall Street, Long Melford
Long Melford Late Night Christmas Shopping

This year for the first time businesses in Long Melford will open later than normal to allow visitors to come and browse the eclectic array of independent retailers located here and enjoy some relaxed Christmas shopping in this historic village. The village shops will be open until 8pm and include independent gift and interiors shops, contemporary art and craft galleries, a haberdashery, a bookshop, a department store, antique & vintage shops, men’s and ladies clothing boutiques and much more. Whatever you’re looking for you will be sure to find it here. The village also boasts a number of tea rooms and cosy public houses provide some refreshments along the way. Marvel at the magical Christmas lights throughout the village and take the time to walk the length of Hall Street and enjoy the beautiful shop windows and look out for the recent winning windows from the village Christmas Window Competition.
Parking is free throughout Hall Street and there is a designated car park located at the top of the
village next to the Old School (Postcode for car park CO10 9AA).
Long Melford looks forward to welcoming you. For more information please visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday 8th December - Saturday 17th December, Christmas Pop Up Shop
10.00am - 4.00pm
Christmas Pop Up Shop, 87 High Street, Wickham Market, IP13 0RA
A pop-up shop full of handmade crafts and gifts for you in time for Christmas. Beautiful handmade paper notebooks, stunning silver jewellery, colourful hand knitted wrist warmers, gorgeous fabric memo boards and fun Christmas decorations will be amongst the items on offer. The shop will be open on the dates shown except Sunday.

Friday 9th December - Christmas Fair and Chocolate Bingo Event
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Martlesham Primary Academy, Black Tiles Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4SS
Join us for our Christmas Fair at Martlesham Primary Academy. There will be a variety of Christmas stalls and activities including facepaints, snow globe making, guess the weight of the Christmas cake, tombola and giant board games. Children will be selling confectionery, Christmas decorations and fair trade products (proceeds will go to third world producers). Light refreshments will be on sale including sausage rolls and mulled fruit punch. The children will also be hosting a chocolate bingo event from 4.30pm - 6.30pm, with chocolate prizes to be won!
Free entry to the Christmas Fair. Entry to the bingo event is £2pp and 50p per bingo strip or £2.50 for a sheet (concession rate 60+ £2) and under 5's go free. Parking is available to the rear of the Black Tiles Learning Centre.
Email:, Tel: 01473 624409.

Saturday 10th December - Christmas Craft Fayre
10.00am - 1.30pm
Ringsfield Village Hall, Church Road, Ringsfield, NR34 8NT
Christmas Fayre in aid of village hall refurbishment, with a wide variety of stalls to purchase yourself or others a gift for Christmas. Along with unusual decorations. Refreshments available along with gorgeous cakes to eat in or take away.
Free Admission

Saturday 10th December - The Christmas Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market
The Shire Hall and Market Hill, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP
Promising some seasonal shopping with a difference, the last Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market of 2016 takes place on Saturday 10th December from 9.30am to 4.00pm. The event will be a great place to pick up some one-off gifts, Christmas decorations, local food & drink and classic fashions for the party season. Tim Clover of Deben Events said "Our Woodbridge market will be perfect for some alternative festive shopping ideas. We've invited some interesting traders who will bring everything from jewellery and vintage fashions, to ceramics, cards and much more. It's a relaxing place for some seasonal shopping with a difference."
Free Entry

Saturday 10th December - Festive Family Day
12.00pm - 3.00pm
Daws Hall Festive Family Day

Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Daws Hall, Lamarsh, Bures, CO8 5EX
Join us for a magical trail in the woods, natural crafts, winter wildlife, campfire time and decorative den building.
Price: £5 per child. Please email for a booking form and further information.

Saturday 10th December - Halesworth Christmas Market
9.30am - 4.30pm
Market Place, Halesworth, IP19 8BA
This is an exciting new event for Halesworth. The venue is the historic Market Place which will be filled with traditional local food and drink producers selling their wares along with a few quirky craft stalls. Carols during the morning with a performance by the amazing Old Glory Molly Dancers & Musicians at 3.00pm as part of their ''No Respect'' tour.
Free admission. Email:, Tel: 01986 948546

Sunday 11th December - Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
10.00am - 3.00pm
Ipswich Hotel, London Rd, Copdock, IP8 3JD
Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre with over 65 stalls selling locally made crafts and quality gifts.
Ample free parking and refreshments available.
£1 per adult - proceeds to CDH UK. Email:

Sunday 11th December - Christmas at Landguard Fort
12.00pm - 6.00pm
Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Christmas at Landguard Fort

Felixstowe's Big festive family treat! Come and enjoy Christmas at Landguard Fort. Visit Father Christmas in his grotto (entry by pre-booked timed tickets only). Craft and gift stalls. Live music and choirs, including Felixstowe Community Choir, The Felix Stowaways, Felixstowe Salvation Army Band, Tutti Frutti Voices and the Martlesham Brass Band. Seasonal displays, including Felixstowe Museum, Felixstowe Country Market, Beach Bonkers and Guide Dogs. Snow Queen and ''Olaf''. Snow machines. Children's storytelling and Fab Faces (face-painting). Christmas Quiz Trail around the Fort. Refreshments (Lions Club of Felixstowe BBQ and Bombay Nite).
Adults £5.00. Children (without a visit to Father Christmas) £3.00. Children (with a visit to Father Christmas) £6.00.
Book tickets at:
See Landguard Fort for venue details.

Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th December, Clare Baptist Church Crib Fest
Clare Baptist Church Crib Fest

12:00pm - 5:00pm (10:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday)
Clare Baptist Church, High Street, Clare, CO10 8PT
A display of nativity scenes of many different shapes, sizes and materials from many different places. Free entry, with refreshments and craft activities available.

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th December, Christmas at Henham
Henham Barns, Henham, NR34 8AQ
Friday 16th Gala Evening in aid of East Anglia Children's Hospice. 17th and 18th - If you are looking for a truly unique festive experience then come along and visit Christmas at Henham Barns, 2 days of festive shopping and merriment Santa and his reindeer will be arriving at 11am each day ready to greet your little ones and listen to their Christmas wishes. A Perfect opportunity to pick up last minute gifts and stocking fillers not available on the high street. Soak up the smells and tastes of Christmas from the many artisan food and drink producers selling their wares, purchase a stunning Christmas outfit from one of the undeniably stylish pop up boutiques or come and meet artists exhibiting their award winning art, including the BBC wildlife photographer of the year Sarah Elder. Other festivities include donkey rides for children, heavy horse carriage rides, merry go rounds and festive story telling. On the evening of Friday 16th we are very excited to be hosting a Gala evening in aid of East Anglia Children's Hospice. Tickets are £10 and include a Henham platter and festive tipple, with some festive surprises throughout the evening For more information please see our Facebook page Christmas at Henham. £5 per car & Gala night £10 per ticket proceeds to EACH.

Saturday 17th - 18th December - Christmas arrives at Bentley Church
Saturday 17th 10am till 4pm. Sunday 18th 12am till 4pm
St.Mary’s Chuch Bentley, Church Road, Bentley, IP9 2DA
Soak up the atmosphere, Christmas trees thousands of lights and festive scenes. You will never view an 800 year old church in the same way again, Bentley church is located down a leafy lane, the interior is a secret gem, beautifully maintained. Give us a look you will not be disappointed. Adult minimum donation £2. Children Free.

Saturday 17th December - Local Christmas Craft and Produce Fair
8.30am - 12.30pm
Claydon and Barham Community Cafe, Community Centre, Claydon, Ipswich, IP6 0EG

Come to our craft fair at christmas. Free Entry.

Saturday 17th December - Father Christmas Arrives by Thames Barge
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP
Bring the whole family to Snape for this wonderful festive spectacle as Father Christmas will arrive at Snape Maltings by an historic Thames sailing barge.
Free event. Tel: 01728 687110

Saturday 17th December - A Festival of Christmas
St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Bungay, NR35 1AX
An evening of carols with Bungay Choral, Canataria and of course audience participation.
Tickets: £10 under 12's free.
Tickets from: Wightmans of Bungay, Earsham Hall Tea Rooms, or Three Willows Garden Cafe Bungay.

Saturday 17th December - Sunday 18th December, Santa's Grotto at Winter Wonderland
3.00pm - 6.00pm
Newmarket Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, CB8 8JP
Newmarket Lions are organising Santa's grotto at the Newmarket Memorial Hall as part of the Winter Wonderland on Saturday and Sunday from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. It is a great grotto but get there early to avoid long queues. Entrance is free and every child receives a present. Donations to the charity are appreciated...... Just drop it in the bucket!

Saturday 17th December - 4th January 2017 - Halesworth Christmas Treasure Trail
The Thoroughfare and Market Place, Halesworth, Halesworth, IP19 8AH
Following the success of the half-term Treasure Trail, we thought we'd do it again over the Christmas holidays! This time the theme will be well Christmas of course! Look out for the snowmen which will be hanging in shop and business windows up the Thoroughfare, round the Market Place, past the church and back round again. Don't forget to nip into the car park to see if there are any clues in the businesses there. There'll be a cash prize of £50 for the first correct entry. Entry forms will go on sale from Saturday, December 17th, and you'll need to get all completed entry forms back to Edwards by Wednesday 4th January to be entered into the draw. Entry forms will cost £1 and will be available from the Library, Edwards Restaurant and The Angel. All money raised will go towards the Halesworth Christmas lights fund.

Sunday 18th December - Annual Family Christmas Quiz
The Kirtling Red Lion, 214 The Street, Kirtling, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9PD
We are delighted to announce that we have a special visitor so bring your little ones along to meet Father Christmas at 5.00pm. YES, the big man himself will be popping in just to have one last check that everyone has been good!! Father Christmas will give out presents to children (there is a small £3 charge for this) and the Family Quiz starts at 6.00pm.
The quiz is £4 per person which includes delicious snacks and under 10's are free. There is a prize for the winning team and please don't forget to bring something for the raffle - book your table now. All profits in aid of Great Ormond Street and Riding for the Disabled. See The Kirtling Red Lion for more information.

Wednesday 21 December - Carols by Candlelight with the Locrian Ensemble
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
7.30pm. The Locrian Ensemble are firmly established as one of Britain's most popular touring groups. They have a host of television and film credits to their name and have recently topped the classical charts with their playing for Debbie Wiseman's BBC TV score of Wolf Hall. For full info see: Music Concerts in Suffolk

Lavenham Market Place at Christmas

Wednesday 28th December - Annual Christmas 'Turkey Buster' walk, Ipswich Tourist Association
10.30am. Designed to get people out after the excesses of Christmas. There's a lot more to Ipswich than meets the eye, so wrap up warm and find out more about our history and heritage, as well as some of the people connected with the town through the ages. Cost £4 per person Advance booking advisable, click on the link above.

November 2016

Saturday 5th November - Christmas Craft Fair
10.00am - 3.00pm
Eye Town Hall, 1 Broad Street, Eye, IP23 7AF
Xmas craft fair with lots of locally handcrafted gifts.
Free Entry

Saturday 5th November - Kesgrave Frost Fayre
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Kesgrave Scout Hall, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF
Kesgrave Frost Fayre

Your one-stop Christmas Shop. 30 local stall holders showcasing amazing Christmas Gifts, Home Decor, Vintage Clothing, Artisan Crafts, Wrap, Cards, Advents. Charity Refreshment Stand. Come in for a cuppa and Shop Local.
Free Entry. Contact: Hester May, Tel: 07742 505965

Saturday 5th November - Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton, IP8 3AA
There will be a wide range of different stalls including; clothing, handbags, jewellery, candles, craft kits, Usbourne books, bird houses, plants, homeware, sewing items, Body Shop, tombola, prize draw and much more. Refreshments including; teas, coffees, bacon rolls, cakes and sandwiches will be available on the day.
Free entry
Contact: Zoe, Tel: 07969 525859

Saturday 5 November - Saxmundham Craft Fair
10am to 2pm. Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
Want to buy an original Christmas gift then come along to a craft fair where everything is handmade by local people. There is something for everyone and prices are affordable for all. We even offer a place to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake, what more could you ask for? Free entry.

Sunday 6th November - Christmas Charity Craft Fair
The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AJ
Why not get in the festive mood and come to the Christmas charity craft fair where you will find great unique items from art, knits, candles, food and cakes to Christmas decorations, wreaths, cards, toys, clothes, Lego and much more. We also have a great raffle with fantastic prizes and tea, coffee and hot chocolate for all customers. All money raised is going to Macmillan Cancer Support so what more reason do you need to come down?!
Free Entry. Contact: Lisa, Tel: 07969 568518

Saturday 1th2 to Sunday 13th November - The Stour Studio Christmas Exhibition
11.00am - 5.00pm
Clare Country Park Centre, Malting Lane, Clare, CO10 8NW
This exhibition will feature four local artists and one jewellery maker. Original art, prints, cards, kids paint your own cards and canvases, mugs, necklaces and earrings. Ideal for special and unique Christmas gifts to treat your loved one (or yourself)!
Free Entry

Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th November - CRIBFEST and Madonna & Child
St Mary’s Church, The Green, Grundisburgh, IP13 6NF
10am - 5pm. An inspiring collection of nativity cribs and Madonna & Child inspired art. Cribs and art from many cultures, contemporary and traditional.
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Rev Clare Saunders, email:, tel: 01473 735183

Friday 18th November - Christmas Shopping Evening
7.00pm - 10.00pm
Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, IP5 3SU
Christmas Shopping Evening Kesgrave

You are invited to join us for a festive evening of shopping & pampering all under one roof. You will find some unique Christmas gifts from 30+ stands, pre-bookable beauty treatments, live music, sweet & savoury Christmas waffles, chocolate treats, hot chocolate & marshmallows and mulled apple juice. Treatments include eyebrow threading, Henna tattoos, mini manicures & pedicures, glitter party lips, Gel nails and Indian head, back & neck massages
Tickets are £5 and include a glass of mulled wine or juice and mince pie
For tickets call Jo, Tel: 01473 612648 To book treatments please call Fiona, Tel: 07739 848910

Saturday 19th November - St. Peter's Church Elmsett Christmas Fayre
10.00am - 12.00pm
Elmsett and Aldham Village Hall, The Street, Elmsett, IP7 6LN
Stalls include: Christmas decorations, Gifts, Home Produce, Raffle, Tombola, s/h Books, Christmas wreaths, Memory Books and loads more. Get your 2017 village calendar here. Come and join us and enjoy mince pies with your tea or coffee. Home made refreshments are served all morning. Funds in aid of St Peter's Church, Elmsett. We'd love to see you!

Saturdsy 19th November - Charity Outdoor Christmas Craft Fair
Stallholders 9am - 3pm, Public 10.00am - 2.00pm
Kendons Craft Emporium, 15 Tonning Street, Lowestoft, NR32 2AL
Charity Outdoor Christmas Craft fair in our large events area outside the back of Kendons Craft Emporium. Funds raised will go to local Charity 'The Taylor High Memorial Fund'. Bring your own table please (Maximum 6ft). Lots of various stalls, raffle, mince pies & mulled wine, teas, coffees and lots more
£5 per stall (book & pay in advance), Free Admission.

Saturday 19th November - Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market
10.00am to 4.00pm
Preston Manor Barn, Preston St Mary, Nr Lavenham, CO10 9LU
19th annual traditional German Christkindlmarkt, specialising in a diversity of high quality gifts, clothing, decorations and food and drink for the festive season. Refreshments available, including gluhwein, tea/coffee, cakes and hot bacon or sausage rolls. 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.
Admission £3.00

Saturday 19th November 2016 - We are Handmade contemporary Christmas Craft and Design Fair
The Old School, Long Melford
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 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.
Further information at We Are Handmade
Venue Address: Hall Road, Long Melford, Suffolk. C010 9AA

Saturday 19th - 20th November - Pop-Up Festive Market
10.00am - 4.00pm
Hackney Road Studio, Hackney Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1NW
Arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery, hand-made, vintage, and more. One-off and interesting decorative items this weekend only.

Sunday 20th November - Wantisden Valley Christmas Gift Fayre
10.00am - 4.00pm
Wantisden, Nr Woodbridge, IP12 3PQ

Over 70 indoor Christmas gift stands with restaurant & bar. Vintage machinery working outside and seasonal vegetables for sale.
£3 for adults, children under 16 free, Tel: 01394 459995

Sunday 20th November - Mendlesham Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre in aid of Cancer Research UK
Mendlesham Community Centre (attached to the Primary School), Old Station Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, IP14 5RT
12 until 4.30pm. Free entry. Avoid all the hassle and noise of town and come and shop in peace. Choose for a wide variety of original gift ideas to delight family and friends with.
If you would like to book a stall (£10) please contact Julie Williams:

Tuesday 22nd November - Christmas Light Switch On
5.30pm to 6.30pm
The Old Cannon Brewery, 86 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1JR
Join the Old Cannon Brewery as the mayor of Bury St Edmunds turns on their Christmas lights. Get into the Christmas spirit as you nibble on a mince pie and enjoy a few drinks. Supporting the Gatehouse charity. Email:, Tel: 01284 768769

Thursday 24th November - imagine . . . Christmas Craft and Gift Fair
9.00am to 4.00pm
St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA
Welcome to our Christmas Craft Fair in the market town of Sudbury and on Market Day too! We have over 30 tables packed full of Christmas gift ideas many of which you will not find in the shops, from vinyl memorabilia to all types of jewellery, cards to ceramics, hats, scarves, woodturning, glass ware, kitchenalia, soap and beauty products, angels and fairies and so much more. You are assured a unique shopping experience with Free Entry and our own bistro, so why not come along, join us and have a good time!

Friday 25th - Saturday 26th - November Kersey Christmas Gift Fayre - Shopping by Candlelight
Fri 25th Nov 7.00pm - 9.30pm, Sat 26th 10.30am - 4.00pm
St Mary’s Church Kersey, Cherry Hill, Kersey, IP7 6EH
Atmospheric Christmas shopping by Candlelight on Friday with carols and mulled wine. Followed by a day of traditional shopping on Saturday 26 Nov. Unusual and wonderful, quality gifts for all the family. In aid of charity.
£5 on Friday and £2 on Saturday

Friday 25th - Saturday 26th November - The Clare Christmas Fair
5.00pm - 9.00pm Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, High Street, Clare, CO10 8NY
Clare Christmas Fair, St Peters & St Paul

The new 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 on the Christmas Lights Switch-On weekend! Brought to you this year by the Clare Community Association, this quality event will 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 goods including cashmere scarves and gloves, jewellery, cakes, sweets, teas, chutneys and jams, dolls, collectable teddies, pottery, turned wooden items, artwork, candles, felted gifts and toys, cards, decorative and stained glass and much, much more....PLUS the chance to buy one - or two! - items from the delicious new Clare festive pudding range. Other refreshments will be available and you will be able to sit, relax and listen to some carols while your purchases are gift-wrapped if you wish. There will also be the opportunity to buy some raffle tickets: great prizes and all proceeds will go to help maintain our lovely church. With free admission this truly is an unmissable start to the holiday season!
Email:, Tel: 01787 277100.

Christmas and New Year Events in Suffolk

Saturday 26th November - Christmas Bazaar
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Somersham Village Hall, Main Road, Lower Somersham, Near Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4PH
Visit Father Christmas - Children's Craft Corner, Games, Craft and Cake Stalls, White Elephant, Tombola, Raffle and many other stalls. Refreshments served. A wonderful village event. All welcome!
Free admission. Email:

Saturday 26th November - Christmas Shopping & Coffee Morning
10.00pm -12.00pm
Holton St Mary Village Hall, The Street, Holton St Mary, C07 6NW
Coffee, homemade cakes, crafts, gifts, jewellery, carved wooden products, cards, silk flower arrangements, baskets, glass and other decorated gifts available for sale in a festive and convivial atmosphere. Tel: 01473 311 531

Saturday 26th November - The Landseer Players Christmas Fayre
1.30pm - 4.30pm
The Landseer Players Christmas Fayre

All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0EN
Includes a large raffle with vouchers, hampers, wine, chocolates, gifts and even and Ipod Shuffle. Includes Tombola, name the bear, cake stall and local businesses.
Free Entry. Contact: Catrina Field, Tel: 01473 412393.

Saturday 26th November - Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
10.30am onwards
Barking Village Hall, Barking Tye, Barking, Ipswich, IP6 8HY
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop and open house Coffee Morning.
Workshop (ticket only in advance) £20 inc all materials and tuition
Tel: 01473 658598/07879 006022, Email:

Saturday 26th November - Christmas Market
10.00am -3.00pm
All Saint’s Church, The Street, Mendham, IP20 0HN
A Christmas themed market with a a variety of stalls, selling a range of hand-crafted gifts and home-made seasonal food and preserves. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a hamper raffle and guess the weight of the Christmas cake. Home cooked lunches and refreshments will also be available.

Saturday 26th November - RSPCA Christmas Fair
10.00am - 2.00pm
Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, IP9 2PZ
RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch would like to invite you to our annual Christmas Fair, with raffles, tombola, craft stalls, jams, cakes and bric-a-brac. Refreshments and hot soup.
Free entry

Saturday 26th November - Ipswich 24th Scouts Christmas Fair
11.00am to 3.00pm
Ipswich 24th Scout Hall, 330a Bramford Road, Suffolk, IP1 5AX
Christmas & New Year Ipswich 24th Scout Christmas Fair

We are excited to be having a whole host of local Arts & Crafts for sale and on display.
We have teas/coffee/cake and BACON ROLLS! We will also be hosting Father Christmas in his Grotto.
Entry to the fair is free, there is a £2 fee per child to meet Father Christmas.

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November - Christmas Craft Fair
10.00am - 4.00pm
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT
Christmas Craft Fair. Hand-made, locally produced gifts that are not available on the high street. Also music, small children's rides, chestnuts and mulled wine, Christmas tree, face painting and shops galore.
Free Entry. See Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village for venue details.

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November - Crafty Old Birds Christmas Exhibition
11.00am - 4.00pm
Crafty Old Birds Christmas Exhibition

Poplar Farmhouse, Poplar Lane (behind Holiday Inn), Ipswich, IP8 3HL
Textile Arts and Jewellery (of various mediums). Festive food to taste and buy. (Parking next door to Poplar Farmhouse courtesy of KLH Architects).
Contact: Sally Sparrow, Tel: 07950 767226

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November - Christmas Craft Fair
10.00am - 4.00pm
Weybread Hall Farm Barn, Church Road, Weybread, IP21 5TR
A wide range of stalls, including Christmas decorations, preserves, jewellery, barge art, Fair Trade, knitting, craft work, with pocket money priced gifts, glass objects, cards etc.
Free admission
Contact: Sue, Tel: 01379 586434

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November - A Festival of Christmas Customs & Traditions
10.00am - 4.00pm
St Andrew’s Church & Weybread Hall Farm Barn, Church Road, Weybread, IP21 5TR
A Display of Christmas Customs & Traditions in the church, with Craft stalls, Raffles, & Refreshments in the Barn.
Free entry, donations welcomed.
Contact: Paula, Tel: 01379 852110 or Sue, Tel: 01379 586434 Email:

Sunday 27th November - Vanilla & Really Very Nice's Christmas Fayre
12.30pm -5.30pm
Vanilla Salon & Spa, 23 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG

A Christmas gift fayre offering a range of unusual and limited gifts, beauty products from AVEDA and special offers in aid of the charity, Wateraid. Fun activities during the day including makeup demonstrations, raffle, christmas eats!
Email:, Tel: 07768 644286

Sunday 27th November - Red Rose Chain's Christmas Fayre, Ipswich
11am-4pm. Step inside our magical Avenue Theatre for a Christmas Fayre with a difference - Santa's Grotto, live theatre, a brass band, lots of stalls and much more. See Red Rose Chainfor full information and venue details

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