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Christmas Markets taking place in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 14:38 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:22 20 November 2017

Take part in some festive fun at one of these Christmas markets near you. Picture: ANYABERKUT/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Take part in some festive fun at one of these Christmas markets near you. Picture: ANYABERKUT/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

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Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

Long Melford's magical Christmas market. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Long Melford's magical Christmas market. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Contempory Christmas Craft and Design Fair

The Old School, Long Melford

November 18

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This Christmas fair has over 40 stalls and offer a wide range of handcrafted gifts.

Including pottery, soaps, bags, jewellery, home and garden ware and lots more.

There will also be exciting workshops and demonstrations to get involved in.

For more information visit the website.

If you are stuck for ideas be inspired at a Christmas market. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO If you are stuck for ideas be inspired at a Christmas market. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO

Ladies Festive Shopping Night

Ufford Park, Woodbridge

November 23

Enjoy a fantastic shopping evening with your friends.

There will be a number of stalls including purses, scarves, jewellery, Christmas gifts and lots more.

It is the perfect chance to get stocking fillers.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and include a class of fizz and canapes for just £6.

For more information and to book tickets call 01394 383555 ext.325.

The Bury St Edmunds Concert band entertain on stage at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas market. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT The Bury St Edmunds Concert band entertain on stage at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas market. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Bury St Edmunds

November 23-26

The Christmas Fayre opens at 2pm on Thursday November 23, there is then a children’s lantern parade at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7.45pm.

There is a free drop in lantern workshop from 3.15pm - 4.30pm. The parade then leaves the centre at 5.30pm and travels to Angel Hill.

The firework extravaganza takes place in Abbey Gardens however you will be able to see them ay Angel Hill.

Many shops will be open later and there will be a variety of stalls to look at.

For more details visit the website.

Christmas markets are also a great time to hint to family members what you would like! Picture: PHIL MORLEY Christmas markets are also a great time to hint to family members what you would like! Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Presents Galore

Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket

November 24-26

This is a great opportunity to get presents for the whole family sorted in plenty of time before Christmas.

It is also the perfect place to treat yourself and drop hints on what you want for Christmas.

From candles to cashmeres, toys to toiletries, it is all here.

Most things you find will also be cheaper than the high street.

To read more visit the website.

The Christmas Craft Fayre at Stonham Barns in a previous year. Anakin Moore (9) and Alixe Moore (7) visit Father Christmas and his elf (Teresa Poole). Picture: PHIL MORLEY The Christmas Craft Fayre at Stonham Barns in a previous year. Anakin Moore (9) and Alixe Moore (7) visit Father Christmas and his elf (Teresa Poole). Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Stonham Barns Christmas Fair

Stonham Aspal

November 25-26

Stonham Barns is holding its popular Christmas Fair.

Check out the Santa’s grotto, meet a reindeer and do some Christmas shopping.

There will be lots of hand-made produced gifts that you won’t find on the high street.

It opens from 10am and closes at 4pm on both days.

To read about the event in further details visit the website.

There is so much to do at the Lavenham Christmas fair. Picture: BARRY PULLEN There is so much to do at the Lavenham Christmas fair. Picture: BARRY PULLEN

Lavenham Christmas Fair

Lavenham’s historic Market Place

December 1 - 3

This fair is full of things to do, with music, entertainment, and of course stalls.

The stalls will be selling craft, food, and seasonal goodies.

It is a great family day out as the children can meet Father Christmas, enjoy a fun fair and ride on a big wheel.

The adults can also look forward to the wine bar and hog roast.

For more details visit the website.

Members of the Royal British Legion Leiston band performing at a previous Framlingham Christmas Market. Picture: SU ANDERSON Members of the Royal British Legion Leiston band performing at a previous Framlingham Christmas Market. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Framlingham Christmas Market

United Free Church Hall

December 2

Pop down to the Christmas market for a morning of fun.

There will be lots to look at and plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts.

There wll be craft, presents, toys, decorations, a raffle and lots of other stalls.

Entry to the market is free.

For more details visit call 01473 735131.

The Christmas fayre at Jimmy's Farm will put you in a festive mood. Picture: CONTRIBUTED The Christmas fayre at Jimmy's Farm will put you in a festive mood. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Jimmy’s Farm Christmas Fayre

Ipswich

December 2-3

Head down to Jimmy’s Farm for some Christmas cheer.

From mulled wine, a Father Christmas grotto, craft and food stalls, hot food and so much more.

You can even bring your dog as long as they are on a lead.

Entry and parking to the fayre is free.

To find out more information visit the website.

Visitors to the Suffolk Punch Trusts Christmas Bazaar in Hollesley. Picture: SIMON PARKER Visitors to the Suffolk Punch Trusts Christmas Bazaar in Hollesley. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The Suffolk Punch Trust’s Christmas Farmyard and Crafts Fair

Hollesley, Woodbridge

December 2-3

The Santa’s Grotto might be sold out but don’t let that put you off!

The Suffolk Punch Trust’s Christmas fair will no doubt have you feeling festive with Santa’s arrival, a Christmas farmyard, craft stalls, and lots more.

It opens from 10:30am and closes at 4pm on both days.

To read more about the event visit the website.

Braintree Christmas Market

Bring your friends and family to the Braintree Christmas Fair. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Bring your friends and family to the Braintree Christmas Fair. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Braintree town centre

Every Saturday from December 2 until 23.

The Braintree market is running all the way up till Christmas, so is great for your last minute shoppers!

The market will feature a range of local suppliers and businesses providing a variety of handmade goods.

From jewellery, art, homeware, clothing, food and drink.

To read more about the market visit the website.

Christmas Fayre at The Riverside Centre

Stratford St Andrew

Enjoy a Christmas Mince Pie at The Riverside Centre Christmas Fayre. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Enjoy a Christmas Mince Pie at The Riverside Centre Christmas Fayre. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

December 7

This Christmas fayre is taking place to raise money for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service and St Mary’s Church Farnham.

Head down for mince pies, mulled wine, warm soup and coffee.

Browse the festive arrangements, Christmas crafts, decorations and lots more goodies.

You can attend from 10.30am - 2.30pm and entry is free.

To find out more about the event call 01728 602851.

Christmas Farmers Market

Snape Maltings

Santa Claus magically arrived through the fog at Snape Maltings.  Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER Santa Claus magically arrived through the fog at Snape Maltings. Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER

December 23

Pick up those last minute Christmas bits at Snape Malting’s Christmas Farmers Market.

The market has a great atmosphere and allows you to buy high quality local food.

There is something here for everyone, even treats for your dog!

Make sure you also check out the Snape Maltings shops which are stocked with toys, clothes, homeware and lots more.

For more information visit the website.

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