If you’re looking to kick off the festive season and get into the Christmas spirit, there is nothing quite like going to a Christmas event. Whether it’s a craft fair, a workshop, a grotto, or a candlelit walk, attending an event can really help to create the kind of excitement and anticipation that makes Christmas special. Also, there’s a high likelihood that you will come across a mince pie.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Day Restaurants in Suffolk guide and our guide to what’s on in Suffolk. For New Years Eve events in Suffolk click here.

Here is our rundown of festive events going on in Suffolk to help you get in the mood for Christmas 2019.

 


 

Starts

26

Oct

Expires

27

Oct

Suffolk Christmas Fair

A wide range of Christmas and seasonal goodies including art, craft, design, food and drink. Plus the chance to meet a pair of our very own ReindeerAll taking place undercover in the Cattle...

Adult Tickets: £4.00 Concession Tickets: £3.50 + 1 more

Suffolk Show Ground, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH

Starts

02

Nov

Expires

02

Nov

Christmas craft and gift fair in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice

Christmas craft and gift fair.Tithe barn Sproughton IP8 3AASaturday 2nd November 10am- 4pmIn aid of St Eliabeth Hospice and Sproughton Community shop.Stalls including; handbags,...

Free entry: Free

Tithe Barn Sproughton, Lower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3AA

Starts

16

Nov

Expires

16

Nov

We Are Handmade Christmas Craft Fair

This Fair takes place over 4 rooms, and features 40 stalls. Visitors have a vast array of handmade crafts to browse and buy, with makers selling wood turned gifts; jewellery; cards; soaps; glass...

Per Person: Free

Visit Long Melford
Visit Long Melford, The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9AA

Starts

16

Nov

Expires

16

Nov

Christmas Craft Market

Affordable and unique handmade crafts and gifts. Why not stock someone’s stocking with something special this Christmas? Made locally with love for all ages. Stocking fillers for kids too!

St Alban’s High School, Digby Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3BH

Starts

16

Nov

Expires

17

Nov

Craft Fair at Christmas with the March Hare Collective

The March Hare Collective is a vibrant group of talented artists and craftspeople who come together from all over East Anglia. Every item is beautifully handmade with skill and care.Perfect...

Adult Tickets House + Gardens: £14.50 Children Tickets House + Gardens: £7.25 + 3 more

National Trust Ickworth
National Trust Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Starts

18

Nov

Expires

24

Dec

Festive Fayre Luncheon

Get together with your family and friends this Christmas, and celebrate the most magical time of the year with a delicious three course lunch in Carrier's Restaurant. To toast to the end of 2019,...

Per Person - 3 Courses: £33.50

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Carrier's Restaurant, George Street, Hintlesham, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

Starts

18

Nov

Expires

23

Dec

Festive Celebrations

Once again The Great House will be getting into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas with a delicious festive menu – perfect for celebrating with friends, family or...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Starts

20

Nov

Expires

23

Nov

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Make a stunning wreath to decorate your home this season with greenery from the Ickworth Estate.Join our Outdoors team at Ickworth's festive wreath making workshop.Watch a demonstration...

Per Person: £30.00

National Trust Ickworth
National Trust Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Starts

21

Nov

Expires

24

Nov

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019

The award winning Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is now in its eighteenth year and gets bigger and better every time. With over 300 stalls situated all around the historic Georgian town centre it...

Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

29

Nov

Expires

30

Nov

Christmas Bonanza Weekend – Old Newton

Join us at the Old Newton Village Hall for our Christmas Bonanza weekend on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November to kick start the festive season.Find the perfect gift at our Christmas...

Free Entry: Free

Church Road, Old Newton, Old Newton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4ED

Starts

30

Nov

Expires

07

Dec

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival All Saints Church, Stoke Ash, will be holding a Christmas Tree Festival on the following dates: Saturday November 30th from 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday 1st December...

All Saints Church, Roman Way, Stoke Ash, Suffolk, IP23 7ET

Starts

01

Dec

Expires

01

Dec

Santa’s Workshop

Truly a magical and unique Santa experience every child (adults too!) will love..... enjoy a short story by Mrs Claus in the cosy log cabin and then head to Santa's Workshop where you will meet...

Adult Tickets (Additional): £10.00 Children Tickets (includes Free entry for 1 Adult): £20.00 + 1 more

Kersey Mill, Kersey, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6DP

Starts

06

Dec

Expires

06

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 6th Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

08

Dec

Meet Father Christmas

We’re so excited to welcome Father Christmas to Glemham Hall this December!To begin, your child will be welcomed into the Great Hall to enjoy Story Time with the Elves and will then be...

Adult Tickets: £4.00 Children Tickets: £20.00

Glemham Hall
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

07

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 7th Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

22

Dec

Santa’s Specials

All places MUST be pre-booked – there are no places available to buy at the railway on the day.You will travel from Brockford Station to meet the Santa at North Pole Halt. Each child will...

Childrens Tickets (must be 10 years old or less): £12.50 Adult Tickets (must accompany Children): £12.50

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW

Starts

07

Dec

Expires

07

Dec

Chelsworth Christmas Fair

A lovely country Christmas Fair set in a village church. Approximately 20 stalls plus refreshments and musical entertainment.

Tickets: £3.00

All Saints Church, The Street, Chelsworth, Suffolk, IP7 7HU

Starts

12

Dec

Expires

13

Dec

Otley Hall Christmas Tours

Experience a Tudor-style Christmas with a guided tour of this stunning 16th century building rich in English history, followed by homemade mulled wine and delicious festive nibbles in the Great...

Otley Hall
Hall Lane, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PA

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

13

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 13th Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

13

Dec

Luxury Festive Wreath Workshop

Join Thea Lily loves to make your own luxury Christmas wreath, using foliage, ribbons, feathers and natural decorations.Lashings of tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake and mince pies...

Helmingham Hall Gardens
The Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

15

Dec

Santa’s Farmyard Grotto

Come and meet Santa in the stables! Plus visit our Christmas Farmyard, meet the animals, visit the shop and warm up with a hot chocolate in our cafe. No charge for entry to the visitor centre and...

Suffolk Punch Trust
The Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3JR

Starts

13

Dec

Expires

14

Dec

The Ladybirds – Christmas Spectacular!

The Ladybirds ARE BACK!! for the Christmas Spectacular! tickets includes a 3 course meal.Contact reception to book… but hurry! tickets are going FAST!

Per Person: £45.00

The Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DX

Starts

14

Dec

Expires

14

Dec

Luxury Festive Wreath Workshop

Join Thea Lily loves to make your own luxury Christmas wreath, using foliage, ribbons, feathers and natural decorations.Lashings of tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake and mince pies...

Helmingham Hall Gardens
The Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas Farmers Market

Our Christmas Farmers’ Market offers locally sourced fresh produce as part of Snape Maltings’ Christmas season.The market has a wonderful bustling atmosphere and provides easy access for...

Per Person: Free

Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Festive Afternoon Tea Buffet

EnJoy a buffet-style afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine.booking essential before Monday 16th December

Per Person: £19.00

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

Starts

20

Dec

Expires

20

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 20th Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

21

Dec

Expires

21

Dec

Christmas Party at Fynn Valley – 21st Dec

Join us for our popular Classic Christmas Party Nights over the festive period, whether you want to celebrate with work colleagues, friends, or family, you can book a table on one of our dates...

Per Person: £45.50

Fynn Valley Café Terrace
Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Eve Dinner – The Angel Hotel

Gather round and share the delights of a beautiful setting with a host of delicious culinary treats and a cellar full of merry cheer to spoil you this Christmas.

Per Person: £39.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Christmas Eve At the Great House!

Enjoy a magical Christmas Eve dinner at The Great House and start your Christmas celebrations with our delicious menu, put together by Chef Patron Guillaume.Full menu and prices to be...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Dip

This will be the 16th Christmas Day Dip for St Elizabeth Hospice and it’s gathering quite a following. Around 500 dippers take part each year and see this as the traditional start to their...

Adult Early Bird: £8.00 Adult Standard: £13.00

Sea Road, Opp Mannings Amusements, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DN

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Dinner at Six Bells

Just a stones throw from the historic village of Lavenham, The Six Bells is a charming, Grade II listed pub in the most peaceful of surroundings.Only three miles North of Lavenham, in the...

Christmas Day Meal Per Person: £85.00

Six Bells
The Six Bells, The Street, Preston St Mary, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9NG

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day at the Great House

Join us to celebrate Christmas with a delicious meal at The Great House – a unique way to celebrate the festive season with your loved ones in the beautiful village of Lavenham.Full menu and...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Lunch – The Angel Hotel

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person: £105.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Dinner – The Angel Hotel

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person - 3 Courses + Coffee: £55.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

26

Dec

Expires

26

Dec

Boxing Day Lunch & Dinner

Curiously Decadent in the Heart of Historic Bury St Edmunds, stands The Angel Hotel… This stunning ivy-cloaked Georgian coaching inn is set bang in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, a masterpiece...

Per Person - 3 Courses + Coffee: £39.00

The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Starts

26

Dec

Expires

26

Dec

Boxing Day Lunch

Need to relax after a busy Christmas Day?let us look after you and you loved ones with a delicious buffet lunch served in two sittings; 12.30pm and 1.30pm.Local saxophonist, Mr Tim, will...

Per Adult: £35.00 Per Child (5-12): £19.50 + 1 more

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

Starts

26

Dec

Expires

26

Dec

Boxing Day Lunch- Carriers Restaurant

Boxing day is best spent with an invigorating walk in the grounds of Hintlesham Hall, taking in the surrounding countryside, followed by a light informal buffet accompanied by musicians setting...

Per Person: £55.00

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Carrier's Restaurant, George Street, Hintlesham, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

For ideas about where to go for New Year’s Eve, read our guide on New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebrations in Suffolk.