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Things to Do at Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

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

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...

New for Christmas 2023

This Christmas, delight in classic entertainment for all the family with Peter & the Wolf Live with Orpheus Sinfonia. Enjoy the live screening of the Oscar®-winning short film with a live orchestra at Abbey Gardens this December.

Our Bury St Edmunds BID and the arc Shopping Centre have partnered to bring a synthetic family-friendly Ice Skating Rink to Bury St Edmunds from 14 December to January 3. With a capacity of up to 25 people, this advanced rink will provide icy entertainment no matter the weather!

Experience the timeless story and enchanting music of The Snowman Live this Christmas, in the stunning surroundings of St Edmundsbury Cathedral on 22 December.

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Returning for 2023

The Our Bury St Edmunds Christmas Lights Event on Thursday 16 November, kicks off the festive season and marks the first time that the Christmas lights in the town are turned on with a variety of entertainment and stalls to enjoy.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral will host their Christmas Market from Thursday 23 November to Saturday 25 November with 50+ stallholders from Suffolk and beyond.

Featuring Dame Judi Dench as the voice of The Magic Mirror, this year's Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds popular pantomime is Snow White. Running from 24 November to 14 January.

The annual Winter Beer Festival takes place at The Constitutional Club from 24-26 November.

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Christmas Highlights for 2023

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