What to do in Suffolk around Christmas time

whats going on in Suffolk at Christmas There’s always plenty going on in Suffolk IN December   What’s Going On? Lavenham Christmas Fair. The three day event in Lavenham is free to attend and has entertainment for all the family. Enjoy great food, drink and lots of fun for the children, including rides and Santa’s Grotto!

Hadleigh Christmas Fair  with forty local crafts stalls, Santa’s Grotto, competitions, entertainment, games, food and lots more fun. Clare Christmas Craft Fair. Come and join the festive fun at our December Christmas Market, with free entry and everyone welcome.

Grand Christmas Tree Festival. St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EH 2016

Long Melford Late Night Shopping. Shop around Long Melford’s boutique range of shops until 8pm in festive cheer.

Kentwell’s Magical Christmas.  Kentwell Hall, Long Melford Kentwell’s Magical Christmas is a day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy the insights into Victorian Life. Parents (and grandparents) find it a stimulating place to take children at Christmas-time to enjoy the festive spirit. There is a whole range of activities, topped off by perhaps the best Father Christmas in the region, in a suitable Christmas Cottage setting.

Sudbury’s Farmers Market St Peters, Market Hill, Sudbury Sudbury Farmers Markets is one of the busiest town centre farmers markets in Suffolk attracting hundreds of shoppers through the doors every month. The very best, fresh, local produce and a small selection of the highest quality, hand produced crafts.

Sudbury Choral Society Christmas Concert St Peters Church, Sudbury A traditional carol concert with themed readings, Christmas choral music from the choir and audience carols to sing along with.

Where to eat on Christmas Day? Christmas Day Lunch at The Swan, Long Melford Enjoy the delightful atmosphere of this boutique restaurant set in the historic town of Long Melford. Its warm, modern restaurant and delicious food make it a perfect choice for Christmas Day dining. You’ll be greeted with Canapés & Champagne on arrival. Then sit down and indulge in a 5 course menu with Vegetarian options available. http://www.longmelfordswan.co.uk/.

The Angel Inn Stoke by Nayland Spend New Years Eve at The Angel Inn, an idyllic and and traditional country pub with plenty of atmosphere and delicious food. See in the New Year in style with champagne, and dancing at their Gala Event.  http://www.angelinnsuffolk.co.uk/

Here are some Christmassy events happening in Suffolk.

1. Christmas Markets: Various towns and villages in Suffolk host Christmas markets where you can find unique gifts, crafts, and delicious festive treats. Some popular markets include the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre and the Ipswich Christmas Market.

2. Festive Lights Switch-On: Many towns in Suffolk organize festive lights switch-on events, often accompanied by live music, entertainment, and fireworks. For instance, the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Ipswich is a popular event that attracts a large crowd.

3. Santa’s Grottos: Several venues across Suffolk set up Santa’s Grottos where children can meet Santa Claus, share their Christmas wishes, and receive a small gift. Some notable grottos include the one at Stonham Barns and the Santa’s Magical Journey at Thursford.

4. Christmas Carol Concerts: Churches and community centers in Suffolk hold Christmas carol concerts, offering a chance to enjoy traditional carols and festive music. The St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall are known for their beautiful carol services.

5. Ice Skating: During the Christmas season, temporary ice rinks are set up in various locations, allowing people to enjoy ice skating. The Ipswich Christmas Ice Rink and the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Ice Rink are popular choices for skating enthusiasts.

6. Pantomimes: Many theaters in Suffolk stage traditional pantomimes during the festive season. These family-friendly shows feature comedy, music, and audience participation. The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds are known for their annual pantomime productions.

These are just a few examples of the Christmassy events happening in Suffolk.

It’s always a good idea to check local event listings and websites for the most up-to-date information on specific events and dates.

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