This Year’s Christmas Market

We will be holding our annual Christmas Market from Thursday 23 November to Saturday 25 November. Doors will open from 10.00 am – 4.30 pm each day.


A variety of stallholders from Suffolk and beyond will join to showcase their products, with some familiar faces as well as new businesses. There will be over 50 stalls and this year the market will also flow through the Cathedral Cloisters to provide an even larger shopping experience. Stalls will include gifts, jewellery, baked goods and woodcrafts. Visitors will get the chance to browse stalls while also taking in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral. In addition to the shopping experience, there will be daily entertainment for visitors from local schools, and the Haverhill Silver Band will join the festivities on Saturday 25 November.

Special Tower Tours will be running during the Christmas Market. Tower Tours will be available to pre-book via and are available 11.00 am on Thursday and Friday and 10.30 am on Saturday. These tours are a great experience offering a unique look behind the walls of the Cathedral. The pinnacle of the tour comes following the ascent of the Cathedral tower, which at 202 steps offers unparalleled views of the Abbey Gardens and town beyond. Tours are £12.00 per person and are the last opportunity to climb the tower before March 2024 as Tower Tours go on their winter break.


The Cathedral Christmas Market is part of a series of events throughout the town and beyond over the Christmas period. To find out more about what is happening in Bury St Edmunds this Christmas and throughout the year then please visit the Bury St Edmunds and Beyond website (the official tourism brand for the town) and subscribe to their consumer e -news.