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Things to do this Christmas in Bury St Edmunds


Enjoy the magic of Christmas and treat yourself in Bury St Edmunds this festive season...

Spend A Magical Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

There's nothing quite like the excitement of children at Christmas, and if you're looking to treat your little ones to a magical Christmas experience then head to Bury St Edmunds & Beyond!

We've rounded up some of the best Christmas experiences and Santa experiences for you to enjoy...

Visit our Christmas in Bury St Edmunds Guide for all the festive activities taking place this December!

The Legend of Robin Hood at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

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Pity the impoverished people of Nottingham – their scheming Sheriff is relentlessly raising his taxes. Most folks have had to quit the city and move out to Sherwood Forest, as Nottingham becomes the preserve of the uber-rich.

Yet fear not, for a hero has emerged. Robin of Loxley! Not only does he steal from the rich and give to the poor, but he also looks fantastic in tights. Thankfully, Robin is not alone. No-nonsense Maid Marion, loud-mouthed Little Joan and puny pauper, young Rob have joined the fight. It’s people power vs ‘the man’. Let’s just hope the little guy can save the day!

The Legend of Robin Hood at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds from 25 November to 14 January 2023. Tickets can be booked at https://theatreroyal.org/shows/the-legend-of-robin-hood/

Christmas Lights in Bury St Edmunds

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The wonderful Christmas lights will be on in Bury St Edmunds for the duration of the festive season from Thursday November 17!

See The Cornhill, The Buttermarket, Abbeygate Street, The Traverse, St John's Street, Angel Hill and the arc shopping centre lit up for Christmas while enjoying some Christmas shopping.

The town's main Christmas tree is on Angel Hill and there is another in The Traverse from the local Rougham Estates.

Christmas in Suffolk's Foodie Town

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Christmas is a fantastic time to experience Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk's Foodie Town! From fine dining to cosy pubs, there's something to tickle everyone's tastebuds here!

Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area has a great mix of both national chain eateries and independent restaurants, many have won awards and the town has Suffolk's only Michelin starred restaurant - Pea Porridge.

Check out our food guide for inspiration, check out our list of Christmas Shopping Lunch Spots or search our food and drink directory for a mouth-watering selection of food!

Want to enjoy Christmas in Bury St Edmunds without the drive home afterwards? Our Places to Stay Guide includes boutique hotels, unique self catering, cosey B&Bs and beautiful glamping spots. Whatever your accommodation needs for the festive season, Bury St Edmunds has it all!

Parking is Free After 3pm on Tuesdays!

Check out our full Christmas in Bury St Edmunds Guide now!


Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in Bury St Edmunds

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There's something magical about Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk over Christmas! It's the historical streets, the feel of winter in the air and the twinkling lights.

Celebrate Christmas in style with Christmas Eve dinner in Suffolk's Foodie Town at The Angel Hotel, The Northgate Hotel, , Over in Newmarket at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa and in Lavenham at The Great House.

Get the family together and leave the cooking to the chefs in Bury St Edmunds and celebrate the big day in style - you deserve it! Christmas Day dinner is available at XXX. Over in Lavenham at The Great House, and in Newmarket at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa.

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