Christmas comes to Lavenham with three-day festive spectacular
Plans for a magical three-day Christmas fair are gathering pace to ensure the festive season gets off to a great start in Lavenham.
The Dickensian-themed fair starts on the evening of Friday 4 December with the lighting of the village Christmas tree in the Market Place and the arrival of Father Christmas who will be visiting the village throughout the whole weekend.
The festivities and entertainment continue in the Market Place and the historic Guildhall and Little Hall through to Sunday 6 December with organisers promising something for everyone.
Martine Crepy, from the Christmas fair organising committee, said: " "We are very excited about this year's three-day festive fair.
"Lavenham is a magical place 365 days of the year but we are working hard to ensure there is an extra sprinkle of festive celebration for our big weekend event."
Among the attractions are late-night shopping, around 80 stalls selling a unique selection of gifts, clothes and stocking fillers as well as an array of food and drink stalls.
The big wheel, offering bird's eyes views over the historic village and surrounding countryside, will be returning while entertainment is planned all weekend including the Lavenham Upbeat Contemporary Choir, Peter Hepworth and famous accordionist Martina Schwarz as well as Lavenham Falconery and the renowned D'Ukes Ukelele Band who will be kicking off the festivities on Friday night.
A grand raffle with fantastic prizes donated by the Great House, Weavers’ House Spa at the Swan Hotel, Lavenham Clinic and Lavenham Photographic has also begun with tickets priced at just £1 meaning you could win a Christmas bargain.
The fair will run between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Friday 4 December, 11am and 5pm on Saturday 5 December and 11am and 4pm on Sunday 6 December.
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