Christmas in Lavenham

Christmas in Lavenham

Lavenham was made for Christmas, and one of the highlights of our festive season is our fabulous Christmas Fair which this year takes place on

Friday 7th Dec (5.30 – 8.30pm)

Saturday 8th Dec (11-5pm)

Sunday 9th Dec (11-4pm)

An annual event taking place over the first full weekend in December, join us for a weekend of festive stalls, food and drink, live music, traditional fairground rides and the Big Man himself!

There will be stalls in the Market Place as well as in the Guild Hall; Little Hall will be packed to its rafters with gorgeous arts and crafts by the Potters and Friends Group, and of course all of the shops, galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants will be open.

The fair kicks off on the Friday evening…

Friday night is Late Night Christmas Shopping in Lavenham.  All of the lovely shops galleries and boutiques will be open until 8.30pm as part of our Christmas Fair celebrations.

Father Christmas will be arriving at 5.30 pm.  Come and help him count down the lighting up of our beautiful Christmas tree in the Market Place!

Take a ride on the Big Wheel and see Lavenham from a completely new angle!

Over 50 beautiful stalls in and around the Market Place!

Christmas carol singing around the tree starts at 6.15 with the help from the fabulous Upbeat Contemporary Choir.  Ben Smith, singer and musician will be there to entertain you also.

There will be food stalls around the village and our fabulous cafes, pubs and restaurants will all be open too.

The fair continues over the weekend with Santa and his elves putting in an appearance on both days, morris dancing, the fabulous D’Ukes Ukulele Band, Long Melford Silver Band, Donimo the Magician, Lantern tour of the village and more!

To help plan your visit to the fair, click for details of what’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Why not make a weekend of it and stay in one of our hotels, holiday cottages or B&Bs?

What a wonderful way to kickstart the festive season with a backdrop of beautiful buildings, log fires, twinkly lights, hot chocolate and plenty of mulled wine!


Check out our What’s On page to see all of the events happening over Christmas in Lavenham.