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The best Christmas markets and fairs in Suffolk in 2023

Christmas markets start in November. <i>(Image: Getty)</i>
Christmas markets start in November. (Image: Getty)

You can’t help but be captivated by a Christmas market – all those tastes, aromas and inspirational gift ideas, just waiting to be explored. Here’s a rundown of Suffolk’s best.

Nothing says Christmas quite like a bustling Christmas market, and this year Suffolk has some rather delightful events to check out.

4th - 5th, 11th - 12th, 18th - 19th, 25th - 26th November and 2nd -3rd, 9th - 10th December
CHRISTMAS AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Arts and Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn will be back over six weekends, starting in November, where talented artists and craft-makers, from across the country, to come together to showcase their stunning work.
www.blackthorpebarn.com/crafts

3rd - 5th November
THE WHERSTEAD CHRISTMAS SHOW
Head over to Wherstead Park this November for an early Christmas market that will certainly get you in the festive mood. There will be over 70 stalls showcasing gifts, decorations, and tasty yuletide food and drink.
www.whersteadpark.co.uk

23rd - 25th November
ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
Visitors to the annual Christmas Market at St Edmundsbury Cathedral have the chance to browse over 50 stalls packed with festive delights, all while marvelling at the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral.
Make a day of it and book a spot on the special Tower Tours for the Christmas Market. Climb to the top of the Millennium Tower and discover its story before tours cease for the winter.
stedscathedral.org

24th - 26th November
SUFFOLK COUNTY CHRISTMAS FAIR
Taking place over the last weekend in November at the Grade I listed Hintlesham Hall near Ipswich, this large festive event will be home to over 120 stalls accompanied by live music on the garden pagoda stage.
https://county-events.co.uk/suffolk-county-christmas-fair/

25th - 26th November
CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET AT STONHAM BARNS
The Christmas Craft Market at Stonham Barns is the perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind Christmas presents that you won't find on the high street, all while enjoying festive treats such as mulled wine and mince pies. There is also a Santa's Grotto for the little ones.
www.stonhambarns.co.uk

25th November
CHRISTMAS ART MARKET - FELIXSTOWE
The market will host artists and crafts people selling an array of different arts and crafts and is being held inside @IncFelixstowe in Felixstowe town centre. 
allevents.in

1st December
SAXMUNDHAM VICTORIAN FAYRE
The highly popular Saxmundham Victorian Christmas Fayre is back again for the festive season this year. There will be street performers, fairground rides, scrumptious food and artisan stalls to browse for the perfect gift.
eventbrite.co.uk

3rd December
BUNGAY CHRISTMAS STREET MARKET
Bungay's street markets are a popular attraction, and this year's Christmas market will be no different. Browse stalls packed with unique gifts, food and other festive goodies.
facebook.com/bungaystreetmarkets

MORE FESTIVE FAYRES ACROSS SUFFOLK

Simply Craft events 
(all 10am-4pm)
November 11 ‒ Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT
November 26 ‒ Horringer Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds
December 9 ‒ The Old School Community Centre, Clare

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair
The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LU
November 19 (10am-4pm)

Seckford Hall Christmas Fayre
Seckford Hall Hotel, Woodbridge IP13 6NU
November 19
seckford.co.uk

Lavenham Two Day Winter Craft Market
Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT
November 25 & 26 (9am-3pm)
Day one inside the village hall; day two in conjunction with Lavenham Farmers’ Market outside, craft market inside 

The Saints Winter Street Market
The Saints, 21 St Peter’s Street, Ipswich IP1 1XF
November 26 (from 10am)

Lowestoft Festive Fayre
East Point Pavilion, Royal Plain, Lowestoft NR33 0AP 
December 1 (4pm-8pm)

Baylham Christmas Fair
Baylham House Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham IP6 8LG
December 2 & 3 (8am-4pm)

Christmas Crafts and Gifts
The Apex, The Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD
December 2 (10am-4.30pm)



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