Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre Wins National Award

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, which attracts around 130,000 visitors each year, has won a national award.

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, which takes place this year from 26 November to 29 November, has been named as the Best Large Speciality market by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).

The award was given at NAMBA’s annual conference in Birmingham with judges praising how organisers West Suffolk Council link in with the wider community and its work with partner organisations.

The accolade comes just three years after the fayre was voted best Christmas Market following a poll organised by (from TripAdvisor).

Cllr Susan Glossop, Cabinet Member for Growth at West Suffolk Council said: “We are delighted that the Christmas Fayre has won this prestigious national award. 

The fayre also showcases Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk to people from across the UK and the local area has seen a growth in tourism with visitors, national and international coming back throughout the year to enjoy the local area and all that it has to offer.

“Earlier this month, Bury St Edmunds was named alongside Dubai, Costa Rica, and Salzburg in Austria as one of the top 20 destinations in the world to visit – and with the celebrations to mark 1000 years of The Abbey of St Edmund, followed by our award winning Christmas Fayre, 2020 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year in West Suffolk.”

For more information on this year's fayre visit the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre website