Excitement is mounting on day two of the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

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Bury St Edmunds is teeming with crowds on day two of the town’s Christmas Fayre.

Despite busy car parks and the threat of bad weather, thousands continue to arrive to make the most of the attractions and shopping on offer.

Claire Havers arrived in town earlier this afternoon with her daughter Jessica and mother-in-law Helen.

She said: “I have been every year at least once over the weekend. It’s a nice atmosphere and it’s really busy which is great for businesses in Bury. There’s some good stalls and I’m hoping to get some novelty Christmas presents and different things that you can’t get buy in the shops.”

Debbie Blackwood took her sons Thomas, six, and Josh, eight, to the Abbey Gardens where they met Santa in his grotto, a particular highlight for the boys this year.

She said: “We’ve had a great time. We looked around yesterday too and we’re probably coming back tomorrow. It seems a lot busier this year. There’s so much to see, you almost can’t quite get to it all in one day.”

As well as entertainment in the Abbey Gardens, including a new snow dome attraction, there is lots to see and do all around the town including on Angel Hill, in the Athenaeum, the arc shopping centre, The Apex, Cornhill Walk and Moyse’s Hall Museum.

“It’s really busy, there’s lots of people but it’s been really well organised,” said John Carnegie, whose ex-wife Polly and daughter Anna were among those to perform on the Green King stage on Angel Hill today.

For more details of events taking place today and tomorrow, visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk

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