Christmas markets in the East

A number of our places in the East of England host Christmas markets and winter fairs. Escape the crowds and get ahead with your Christmas shopping this year, with gifts for family and friends that you won't find on the high street.

Christmas 2020

Christmas is a special time of year at our places and we look forward to welcoming visitors in line with government guidelines. Sadly our meet Father Christmas experiences, carol concerts, craft workshops and Christmas markets won't be going ahead in the East this year. While things may look a little different, families and visitors can still enjoy a range of winter trails, walks, lights and festive decorations where possible.

2019 events
Shopping at a craft fair

Wimpole's craft fair at Christmas 

Wimpole’s festive season kicks off with our popular Christmas Craft Fair on 9 and 10 November, it’s the perfect experience to get you in the festive mood. It's also a great opportunity to find unique and unusual presents for loved ones, from an exciting selection of new stalls and old favourites.

A visitor browsing the gift shop for Christmas presents

Ickworth's craft fair at Christmas 

The March Hare Collective is a vibrant group of talented artists and craftspeople who come together from all over East Anglia. On 16 and 17 November they'll be at Ickworth, bringing with them beautifully handmade items that will make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, just in time for Christmas.

Lavenham Christmas Fair with lovely multicoloured lit Guildhall behind

Lavenham's Christmas Fair 

Light up your Christmas early by coming along to Lavenham's magical three-day Christmas Fair from 6 to 8 December, set in the lovely old Market Place and historic Guildhall. Enjoy craft and food stalls, rides and entertainment.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.