Organisers gear up for bigger, better and longer Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Children's parade marks the start of last year's Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds
Children's parade marks the start of last year's Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds

Organisers of Bury St Edmunds’ Christmas Fayre have promised a bigger, better and longer festive spectacular catering for local residents as well as legions of tourists.

The winter wonderland, from Nov 27 to 30, boasts more than 300 stalls spread across the town with the launch evening designed as an ideal taster for residents.

It kicks off at 4pm and there will be a parade at 5.30pm of school children, bearing puppets made at workshops, from the arc to Angel Hill for the opening ceremony.

There will be a fun fair, music, carol concert in the cathedral and a fire work display in the Abbey Gardens, which is new for this year.

Organiser Sharon Fairweather said: “We’re trying to cater for the local people and give them a really good event on their doorstep. It’s a good chance to preview the stalls. It’s great for the children.”

The Fayre is the town’s biggest annual event and last year attracted 100,000 people.

For more details, visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk