VIDEO: Thousands flock to Bury St Edmunds’ Christmas Fayre

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Thousands flocked to Bury St Edmunds over the weekend for this year’s Christmas Fayre.

The streets were bustling and filled with the smells of spiced cider, mulled wine, sausage rolls and pastries.

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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre ANL-151128-143720001

Despite a drizzle of rain on Saturday and dark skies on Sunday, it didn’t dampened the spirits of the festive crowds as they looked around the host of stalls and attractions.

Angel Hill was heaving with people looking for a treat to eat and there was plenty on offer - from fudge and cakes to hog roasts, hot dogs and pies.

The fayre spilled into the Abbey Gardens which was packed with craft stalls, fairground rides and even a pair of Santa’s reindeers.

However, parking was a problem for many visitors with most of the town’s car parks and the park and ride areas filling to capacity.

Mark Cordell, Chief Executive of OurBuryStEdmunds, said the event had been a boost to business in the town.

He said: “The feedback from my members and people who attended the fayre that it was a tremendous event with huge numbers of visitors coming for the fayre but also visiting our businesses.
“A small number have raised concerns about the difficulty local people have had getting into town for pre-arranged appointments.

“But overall for the vast majority it was a truly successful weekend and an important weekend for business in Bury.”

For a full spread of photos and a round-up of the Bury Christmas Fayre see Friday’s Bury Free Press.