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Christmas in Woodbridge

Written by Laura Wharton on

The wonderful riverside town of Woodbridge in Suffolk is gearing up for the festive season with lots of Christmas-inspired events and fairs.

Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair
Thoroughfare, Sunday 1st December 2013, 11am-5pm
Claiming to be one of the largest Christmas fairs in East Anglia, visitors will be rewarded with an eclectic selection of stalls running through the Thoroughfare.

Offering everything from homemade cakes, crafts, locally produced jams, artworks and more, it is the perfect place to purchase something unique for your loved ones.

Christmas at Sutton Hoo
Weekends from 30th November - 22nd December 2013, 11am-4pm
Weekends at Sutton Hoo during December are filled with festive fun!  Visit Tranmer House which has been decorated for Christmas, replicating how Mrs Pretty’s home may have looked in the 1930s, when she entertained friends and family.

Mrs Pretty was the former landowner at Sutton Hoo. In 1939 she commissioned Suffolk archaeologist Basil Brown to excavate several large and ancient burial grounds present within her estate. What Basil Brown discovered, along with several of Mrs Pretty’s labourers, was one of the greatest Anglo Saxon hoards ever discovered, including a jewel-encrusted purse lid, a beautifully crafted shield, a warrior King’s gold and cloisonné regalia and other priceless treasures. The amazing burial site also included a treasure laden ship which belonged to Wuffinga King Raedwald, who ruled over “Eastern Angles” from circa 617 – 625.

Visitors to Sutton Hoo will not only get to experience Mrs Pretty’s House in festive mode, but can enjoy wonderful walks through the beautiful estate, which affords breath taking views across the River Deben to Woodbridge.

Festive Fridays in Woodbridge
Friday 6th, 13th and 20th December, 3pm-9pm
Visit Woodbridge on Fridays throughout December for late night festive shopping in style! To get you into the mood, enjoy carol singing, street entertainment, mulled wine and roast chestnuts. For more information visit the Choose Woodbridge website. 

Why not plan a short break in Woodbridge during December for a festive weekend of shopping and sightseeing.

Laura Wharton

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