Christmas Fayre launch night all set to go as the region’s biggest event of its type gets underway in Bury St Edmunds

Annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre - Credit: Archant

The annual Christmas Fayre will see around 120,000 people descend on Bury St Edmunds over four days.

The event kicks off this afternoon at 4pm, with a children’s parade and fireworks as part of the “locals day”.

There will be a parade of children from the Arc to Angel Hill at 5.30pm and the official opening will be by the Mayor at 5.45pm on Angel Hill. There will be a short firework display at 7.45pm to round off the evening.

It will run until Sunday, with this year’s fayre expected to be even bigger than the last with more than 300 stalls.

Free parking on Saturday and Sunday will be available at West Suffolk College on Out Risbygate and the Olding Road car parks. These will be well signed from all major routes.

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On Friday, Saturday and Sunday a Park and Ride service will run from Saxham Business Park, just off the A14 near Risby.

In addition to the St Edmundsbury Borough Council short and long stay car parks, three other car parks are being opened up to the public.

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These are:

Greene King, Cullam Road, Saturday and Sunday only, £5 all day.

Rugby Club, The Haberden, Southgate Green, Saturday only, £5 all day.

The Priory School, Mount Road, Saturday and Sunday only, £5 all day, £3 afternoon. All proceeds to the school.

This year visitors are being encouraged to cycle in and arrive by train. The Buttermarket Shopping Centre, in Bury, will be available for free secure bike storage, with a complimentary bike check.

Are you visiting the fayre in the coming days? Send us your photos and videos to or Tweet using #BuryXmasFayre

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