Hasn’t the year gone fast? Now we’re coming up to the time of last minute Christmas shopping, Christmas lights, and hopefully, a bit of snow. If you are the type of person who does a lot of last minute Christmas shopping, try going to some Christmas markets this year to find some unique gifts.
Or if you just love Christmas and the novelty of Christmas markets, these are for you. There’s all sorts around Suffolk this year, so here’s a few you might want to have a look at.
Lavenham Christmas Fair
Thought to be the most Christmassy village in Suffolk, Lavenham Christmas Fair will get you in the Christmas spirit. The timbered buildings, decorated trees, and, of course, the fair, will all make it look like you’ve stepped back in time.
The annual fair takes place 7-9 December this year with live music, craft stalls and food stalls. The kids will love this event with the Christmas Lantern Walk around Lavenham, where a guide will take on a historical tour around the village.
Near Bury St Edmunds, Blackthorpe Barn hosts the Christmas British Crafts events from 10-16 December. This is a chance to find a truly unique gift, with anything from woodwork and ceramics to knitwear and artworks. The Country Christmas shop is also worth visiting until the 22 December to find some great handmade gifts.
Jimmy's Farm Christmas Fayre
Jimmy's Farm, located just outside of Ipswich, will be hosting their Christmas Fayre 1-2 December this year. Expect mulled cider, Santa's grotto, donkey rides, live music and plenty of food and craft stalls. You can also meet their reindeer!
Felixstowe Christmas Market
The Christmas Market and Christmas light switch on will be happening on the 1 December this year. Carol singing and live entertainment will be happening all afternoon before the switch on at 5pm. And what Christmas Market is complete without an ice rink? This will be open from 20-23 December.
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre
300 stalls will be up around Bury St Edmunds between the 22-25 November. With a selection of traditional and contemporary gifts as well as a selection of food and drink from across the world, this is a Christmas Market not to be missed. The Abbey Gardens will host free children’s entertainment, real reindeer, and of course, a Santa’s grotto.
I'll be heading to the Ipswich Christmas Craft Fair, which is on at the Cornhill 10-23 December, so keep an eye out for my review!
There’s so much on around Suffolk at Christmas, so make sure you try out a couple of these events, especially if you’re stuck for ideas for gifts. You never know what you might find!