Framlingham: Fire-eaters and reindeer all set for Christmas Country Show at Brandeston Hall

Let Christmas commence in festive fashion

A LAVISH start to the festive season is planned for this weekend in the superb surroundings of a Suffolk landmark.

Visitors to the Christmas Country Show, at Brandeston Hall, near Framlingham, will be greeted by fire-eaters, stilt-walkers, carol singers and bell-ringers on Saturday and Sunday, as they embark on a truly festive experience.

Santa’s reindeer and elves are due to make an appearance at the show, which is set to feature a host of live cookery demonstrations and an array of shopping stands with gifts for everyone.

Inside the 19th Century hall, visitors will find a feast of food, drink and shopping stalls, along with demonstrations of country pursuits, wood turning, and a family of Newfoundland dogs.

Outside, a steam train will be ready to take people to a winter wonderland where reindeer Snow and Drift will be waiting.

The weekend will see several rings full of activities and demonstrations including falconry, ferret racing, chainsaw carving and dog shows.

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On Saturday evening the hall will host some fantastic amusement during an Christmas market with fairground rides.

The event takes place from 10am-6.30pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

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