From unique handmade gifts to festive food and drink, soaking in the atmosphere of a Christmas market is the best way to get into the spirit of the holiday season.

If you’re planning on visiting Suffolk during the Christmas period this year, these markets are not to be missed.

We have a great range of holiday cottages in Suffolk to make your stay extra special.

Trinity Park – Ipswich

The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas market is held at Trinity Park and showcases over 95 small businesses selling a range of items including personalised goods, toys, homemade crafts, food, and plenty more.

Dates – 6th November

Stonham Barns – Stonham Aspal

Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Stonham Barns Park. This market features locally produced gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.

There are even some children’s rides, Santa’s grotto, face painting and live music to keep the whole family entertained.

Dates – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November

The Apex Gift Fair – Bury St Edmunds

Start your Christmas shopping early at the Arc shopping centre and explore over 50 local arts, crafts, and gift stalls. There will also be a Winter Beer Festival in partnership with the West Suffolk branch of CAMRA and an array of street entertainment.

Dates – 17th – 20th November 

Clare Christmas Fair And light switch On – Sudbury

Around 70 exhibitors will be selling festive food, drinks, cards, and gifts. There will also be lots of music and carols too.

Father Christmas will be making an appearance in his grotto at the church.

Dates – 27th November


Wander around Stowmarket town centre and browse the unique selection of gifts and treats that this Christmas market has to offer.

There’s even an ice rink, street performers and live music to make the event even more festive.

Dates – 25th November

Baylham House Farm

Experience a Christmas market with a twist this year at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm. There will be a variety of local stalls with unique gifts, making it the perfect place to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Every child will also receive a free bag of animal feed so they can hand-feed the animals at the farm.

Dates – 3rd December

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

50 stallholders will showcase their products at the beautiful location of the Cathedral. Indulge in baked goods, handmade jewellery and woodcrafts and enjoy the leisurely shopping experience that this event has to offer.

Children will love to see the special performances from Inka the polar bear and may even get a chance to see Father Christmas himself.

Dates – 24th – 26th November 

Wingfield Barns Christmas Market

Feel festive the winter at the Wingfield Barns Christmas market where you will be able to buy everything you need for the festive season, including decorations, plants, handmade gifts, food and drink.

Carol singers help add to the ambience of this magical event.

Dates – 3rd – 4th December

Are You Ready To Enjoy The Festivities?

Our great selection of holiday cottages in Suffolk provide the ideal base to warm up and get cosy after a day browsing the Christmas markets.

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