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Our guide to Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

Posted on Monday, 5th October, 2015

This Christmas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Bury St Edmunds. From the renowned Switch On event with huskies, penguins and reindeer, to one of the region’s best Christmas Fayres, there’s plenty of fantastic events, activities and offers for you to enjoy.


Christmas in Bury St Edmunds begins with the big Switch On event on Thursday 19th November. Entertainment from local schools and theatre groups will begin at 3pm with the main Switch On commencing at 7pm. There’ll be penguins, huskies and reindeer throughout the town as well as a special visit from Santa Claus just before the town lights up for the festive season.


Next on the calendar is the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre from Thursday 26th November to Sunday 29th November. The festival will feature a whole host of local arts and crafts stalls, food and drink businesses and a number of festive stalls for you to find that perfect Christmas gift. There will also be a huge range of entertainment throughout the town.


One of the biggest additions to the Bury St Edmunds Christmas this year is the ice skating rink in the arc Shopping Centre. From Saturday 5th December to Sunday 3rd January you will be able to get your skates on with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy the festive spirit in the heart of the town.


To discover more events, treats and activities to enjoy in Bury St Edmunds this Christmas, simply visit our festivals website here.

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