Last Updated on June 17, 2022
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market is just around the corner, literally. Both in miles and also in time as I write!
The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market is a real barometer for me to tell me that Christmas is near. Once the adverts start appearing locally for it, I can almost smell the chestnuts roasting! There’s always a stall there that does amazing toasted almonds too!
The town has a great mix of old and new nowadays, with the Market based in the old part, just a stones throw from the new shops.
With the Abbey as a backdrop, the market takes on a great feel and is so popular with our Holiday Cottage guests. It’s only a 25 minute drive away and has an array of amazing stalls to get you into the festive mood.
With 300-plus stalls, the Market is a traditional street market, adding to Bury’s quaint cafés, traditional tearooms, cosy pubs and award winning restaurants. Oh, and shops galore! Check out the full programme of events on their website.
It runs from the 23rd to the 26th November 2017 with a firework display on the opening night and loads of free entertainment throughout. There’s a Christmas Magic show in the Abbey Gardens, Face Painting and Circus skills workshops. Santa’s Elves will be there, as well as Reindeer in the Abbey Gardens from 12 noon on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. There are Ice Cookery Theatre demonstrations in the Cathedral and a Provisions Market, as well as Carol Services. There is so much to do at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market for kids of all ages.
The Angel Hill area of Bury St Edmunds, with its recently crowned cathedral, medieval Abbey Gate and links with Charles Dickens is the ideal setting for this traditional Christmas Fayre. The town’s cosmopolitan shopping centre has a great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore. We have some festive availability at the time of writing so check out our calendar below.