Lavenham Christmas spectacular the ‘best ever’

Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Georgia Heath (4), Mark Churly and Emilia Churly (4) on the rides ANL-150712-014023009
Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Georgia Heath (4), Mark Churly and Emilia Churly (4) on the rides ANL-150712-014023009

Organisers behind a three-day festive spectacular in Lavenham have hailed the event as the best ever.

The Lavenham Christmas Fair attracted more than 10,000 people to the village after kicking off with the lights switch-on in the Market Place on Friday night, with attractions for all the family throughout the weekend.

Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Fran Bradshaw in Victorian Dickensian clothing ANL-150712-014045009

Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Fran Bradshaw in Victorian Dickensian clothing ANL-150712-014045009

Lesley Thompson, from the organising committee, said: “This really was the best fair ever – it was incredible to have so many people in the village over the weekend.

“We had around 3,000 people just on Friday night, which was quite amazing, and the weekend just followed suit.”

Around 80 stalls - selling a unique selection of gifts, clothes and stocking fillers as well as an array of food and drink - were held across the Market Place and the Guildhall and Little Hall.

The return of the big wheel was a popular attraction, offering bird’s eye views over the village and surrounding area, as was the wide variety of live musical entertainment.

Lavenham Christmas Market ANL-150712-014107009

Lavenham Christmas Market ANL-150712-014107009

Lavenham Christmas Market ANL-150712-014118009

Lavenham Christmas Market ANL-150712-014118009

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Lavenham Christmas Market ANL-150712-014203009

Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Musical performer Martina Schwarz ANL-150712-014130009

Lavenham Christmas Market ''Pictured: Musical performer Martina Schwarz ANL-150712-014130009

Visitors enjoy the Christmas Fayre in Lavenham. ANL-150512-191353009

Visitors enjoy the Christmas Fayre in Lavenham. ANL-150512-191353009

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Lavenham Christmas Fair ANL-150812-095321001

Lavenham Christmas Fair. Lavenham Falconry ANL-150812-095332001

Lavenham Christmas Fair. Lavenham Falconry ANL-150812-095332001