Christmas will come to Lavenham even earlier this year when a three-day festive extravaganza kicks off on Friday 1st December, and lasts throughout the whole weekend.
The picture postcard village will be turned into a winter wonderland when the ever-popular annual Christmas fair takes place across the entire village with a host of entertainment and attractions for all the family.
Organisers will be dressed to impress in Dickensian costume and are encouraging visitors to do the same.
Proceedings will kick off in the Market Place on the Friday evening, before stalls, festivities, food and a wide range of children’s entertainment will bring Christmas cheer for all the family.
The Friday night will begin with the lighting of the village Christmas tree in the Market Place and the arrival of Father Christmas who will be visiting Lavenham throughout the whole weekend.
Other attractions include more than 50 luxurious gifts, crafts and clothes stalls in marquees and the historic Guildhall – as well as the return of Lavenham Falconry and late-night shopping throughout the village.
The Salvation Army Christmas tree festival will add to the festive spirit while there will be food and drink to suit all tastebuds and the return of the fairground big wheel which gives a unique aerial view over the picturesque village.
A host of musical entertainment is also planned for the weekend including a jazz band, Morris men and the return of the ever-popular D’Ukes.
A guided lantern walk around Lavenham will take place on Saturday afternoon as well as a grand raffle – with top prizes including short breaks at two of Lavenham’s renowned holiday cottages.
The fair will run between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Friday 1st December, 11am and 5pm on Saturday 2nd December and 11am and 4pm on Sunday 3rd December.
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