VIDEO: Crowds flock to the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

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Hundreds of people are already enjoying the festive delights of the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.

The event which gives a major boost to the local economy kicked off yesterday with scores of children from eight schools taking part in a parade and a spectacular fireworks display in the Abbey Gardens.

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. Picture by Andy Abbott. ANL-151117-123730001

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. Picture by Andy Abbott. ANL-151117-123730001

With more than 300 stalls spread across the town there is fun for all of the family at the festive bonanza which runs until Sunday.

Highlights include cookery demonstrations in the cathedral garth, a provisions market in the town centre, carol services in the cathedral and a duck race in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care in the Abbey Gardens on Sunday at 2pm.

St Mary’s Church is open today and tomorrow from 9am to 5pm with music, refreshments and craft stalls, there is a concert at St John’s Church tomorrow at 7.30pm and there will be entertainment and music in St John’s Street and the Traverse throughout the event.

A closing service on Angel Hill on Sunday at 4pm features Churches Together accompanied by the Salvation Army Band.

For more details on the fayre including parking, our free cycle storage offer, train services and more, visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk