Have you missed going to Christmas Markets?

The last two years have been difficult for us all especially at the times of year when we would normally be expecting to join in seasonal festivities.

One of these was the Christmas Market, all of which were cancelled in Suffolk in 2020.

Now, all being well, it looks like there will be some this year and these include markets at Stonham Aspal, Felixstowe, Lavenham and Ipswich.

Here are some details and dates:

Stonham Aspal: at Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Lane, on Saturday and Sunday November 27 and 28, 10am to 4pm.  This will be a craft market but with the added delights of minced pies and mulled wine and some small rides for children.

Ipswich: Trinity Park, Farmers’ market, on December 4, 10.30am to 6pm, in the Events Centre. There will be 50 stalls offering locally-produced festive produce and the event is also supporting the Hellen Rollason Cancer Charity.

Wherstead: Jimmy’s Farm, December 7 – 8 come to this farm park on the outskirts of Ipswich for lots of market stalls, a brass band supported by a choir, reindeer, hot chestnuts and, of course, a glass of something warm.

Felixstowe: Micklegate Road, on Saturday, December 11.  There will also be a Santa’s grotto.

Lavenham: Market Place, Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5. There will be a wide range of stalls and events, including live music, a dog competition, an auction and food and drink,

Perhaps you have fond memories of Christmas Markets in Europe too and ar considering trying to visit one?

We’ve found a website that has painstakingly research them to try to find the ones that have confirmed at the time of writing that they will be definitely going ahead, although, as with everything Covid-related things could change at the last minute!


Countries include Austria, Belgium, Croatia, and many more.