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Christmas at Lavenham Guildhall

A woman and little boy looking at decorations and wishes hanging from a Christmas tree
Make a Christmas wish at Lavenham | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Christmas is a special time in Lavenham. The market square comes alive with twinkling lights and a spectacular tree, the Guildhall hosts a festive family trail, the museum is adorned with decorations and there are seasonal treats to enjoy in the tea-room.

Festive family fun

Follow our festive family trail in the Guildhall and discover how the past inhabitants spent Christmas. Finish at the Christmas wishing tree – make your wish, write it down and tie it to the tree to hope it comes true!

The half-timbered medieval exterior of Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk
The half-timbered exterior of Lavenham Guildhall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Christmas decorations

Enjoy festive decorations inside and outside the Guildhall.

The market square twinkles with fairy lights at Christmas time, with a spectacular tree at its heart. Stroll the streets of Lavenham, spotting the medieval buildings dressed for the season, and pop into the Guildhall museum, adorned with Christmas decorations.

Seasonal food and drink

Warm up from a winter walk in the cosy wood-beamed tea-room. Indulge in seasonal specials including mince pies, festive coffees, hot chocolates, cakes and bakes, as well as savoury options like soups, one-pots and hot pasties.

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Get into the festive spirit

From wreath-making workshops and carol concerts to winter illuminations, find Christmas days out near you.

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