Sudbury’s bigger and better fair proves popular

Continental Christmas Market in North Street Sudbury. Bob Brown with Connie (7) and Toby (4) Searles and Ethan (10) and Rory (7) Hall buying French sweets. ANL-151129-200823009
Continental Christmas Market in North Street Sudbury. Bob Brown with Connie (7) and Toby (4) Searles and Ethan (10) and Rory (7) Hall buying French sweets. ANL-151129-200823009
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A decision to improve Sudbury’s traditional Christmas lights switch on has proved to be a winner with visitors.

Last year there was some negative reaction following the low key event.

Continental Christmas Market in North Street Sudbury. Micheala Pettiford with Pheobe McBrien (1), Henry Pettiford (9 Months), Ethan Pettiford (3) and  Lisa Pettiford woth hot crepes. ANL-151129-200932009

Continental Christmas Market in North Street Sudbury. Micheala Pettiford with Pheobe McBrien (1), Henry Pettiford (9 Months), Ethan Pettiford (3) and Lisa Pettiford woth hot crepes. ANL-151129-200932009

However, on Friday there were rides and attractions for all ages, as well as a continental Christmas market.

The ice skating rink in the town centre proved very popular, as did the fair ground rides, while Santa’s Grotto had a constant queue.

“We think it was a real success,” said Teresa Elford, events manager at Sudbury Town Council. “There were several thousand people. We tried to make it bigger and better.”

Mrs Elford said the public reaction had been very positive, many saying it had been better than ever before.

TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS: Youngsters enjoy the ice rink at Sudbury's Christmas Fair ANL-151130-171332001

TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS: Youngsters enjoy the ice rink at Sudbury's Christmas Fair ANL-151130-171332001

Thanking everyone that helped run and organise the event, Mrs Elford said it would run in a similar style again next year.