Nov 2017

Enjoy the Bury St Edmunds Festive Fayre


"The Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds is undoubtedly the single biggest event that takes place in the town each year" says Sharon Fairweather Market Development Officer with St Edmundsbury Borough Council

The annual Christmas Fayre which runs between 23rd - 26th November, is designed not only to provide a huge boost to the local economy attracting visitors from far and wide but also to be a fun, festive event that our local families and communities can get involved in. Many will come along to watch their loved ones perform on stage in the various choirs or their children taking part in the lantern parade. Organisers St Edmundsbury Borough Council know from the feedback that it receives, that many people both in Bury and from outside of the town, enjoy the friendly, festive atmosphere of the fayre. So it’s all there for you to take part in and enjoy and for those able to join us the fun starts from 2pm on 23 November.

As well as the lantern parade and fireworks, the opening event includes late night shopping and a fabulous East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Carol Concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral at 6pm, followed by a fireworks finale in the Abbey Gardens at around 7.45pm.

The fayre then resumes from at 9am to 8pm on both the Friday and Saturday, and from 10am to 5pm on the Sunday.

A Park and Ride service will be in operation from the Friday through till the close of Sunday, while the Council’s car park in Olding Road – approximately 10 minutes from the town centre – will serve as a free Park and Walk facility for the Saturday and Sunday. Additional car parks will also be provide during the fayre courtesy of Greene King.

Or if you are coming in from outside of Bury, why not let the train take the strain with a family saver ticket, and join the fayre fun as you walk up St Johns Street, home to a large number of our town centre’s independent traders.

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