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Join us for Christmas in Sudbury 2023

From our joyous Christmas Light Switch on event and display, our town centre Christmas Window display trail, Dickensian Christmas tour, the return of the Christmas Tree Festival in Sudbury Arts Centre, new Indie business shopping tours, late opening events and more... 

Get in the festive spirit in Sudbury this year! Take a look at what we have on...

Sudbury Christmas Window Display Trail & Competition 2023


Every Festive season we celebrate the creativity of Sudbury's high street businesses with a Christmas Window display trail and competition. Support local this Christmas and enjoy the festive displays created by Sudbury's town centre businesses!

Every year the public vote for their favourite window displays in Sudbury and we also invite the Mayor of Sudbury to select their favourite. The 2023 votes are in, contratulations to this years winners below!

We had a whopping 1023 public votes this year and a huge thank you to everyone who keeps supporting our wonderful Sudbury businesses, and of course to the serious creativity of our business owners!

​The Sudbury Christmas Window Display Competition is organised in partnership by: Sudbury Town Council and the bestof Sudbury with support from The Suffolk Free Press.

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Sudbury Christmas Window Display Trail 2023 

Explore Sudbury's wonderful town centre to discover a rich mix of independent businesses and their incredible Christmas window displays! Sudbury's businesses have put on an incredible show this year from immersive storytelling, tongue in cheek commentary, love local messages, and classic Christmas magic.


Explore, enjoy and love local! Vote for your favourite and second place displays below:

Sudbury Love Local Hamper worth over £250!


Love Local Hamper Prize Draw and Window Display Winners Annoucement - Public Vote & Mayor's Choice

Live Stream was held on Wednesday 20 December @ 4pm (watch below) and congratulations to our hamper winner this year Sue Peterson!

Thank you to the following Sudbury Businesses for so generously donating to the Hamper:

Aunty Ree's Cookies - Gift Voucher

Barista Shed - Congo Kivu coffee beans

CREATE - Pottery Painting gift voucher for 2

Holmes & Hills - Marimba Chocolate gift set

Juniper Flowers - Christmas Cactus

Market Hill Photography - Photo Frame

Pop Nouveau Gallery - Limited Edition ' Lennon Tired & Wired' print by James Wilkinson

Premier Travel - Bottle of Prosecco

Select Hair - Cut & blow dry voucher

Sudbury Arts Centre - Private Heritage Tour for 4

Sudbury Tourist Information - Sudbury 2024 Calendar, Sudbury tie and Suffolk Honey

TOAST Sudbury - Keep cup, Candy Kittens, TOAST whole bean coffee

Sudbury Christmas Window Display 2023 
Winners Announced!

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Sudbury Memory Tree in aid of
St Nicholas Hospice

Thank you Sudbury! £1,095 raised for St Nicholas Hospice.

Every Christmas, Sudbury Town Council and St Nicholas Hospice Care invite you to remember someone special by acquiring a decoration and dedicating it to a loved one no longer with us.

Decorations are displayed on the Sudbury Memory Tree taking pride of place in Sudbury's Old Market Place. 

In return we ask you for a minimum donation of £5 the incredible work of St Nicholas Hospice Care.  Decorations are displayed on the tree over the Christmas period as a loving tribute to someone you have lost while raising vital funds for this charity providing holistic end of life care. Dedications for this years Memory Tree have now closed.


Thank you to everyone who donated and dedicated a decorationwith a Memory Tree decoration in 2023, we have raised a record breaking £1,095 for St. Nicholas Hospice. 

Sudbury Market this Christmas & New Year

Love your local market this Christmas! 

Sudbury Market is a great place to pick up your quality, fresh produce, gifts, Christmas trees and wreaths and everything in between. We're trading in the run up to and throughout the Christmas period.


Our Sudbury Market Christmas trading dates below: 

Thursday 21 December

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve mini market, earlier hours: 07:00 - 13:30)

Thursday 28 December

Saturday 30 December

We'll be back in the new year, business as usual on Thursday 4 January!


Wishing all our customers a wonderful Christmas and thank you for loving your local market!

Meet our regular traders here.

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Sudbury Town Council Christmas Opening

Sudbury Town Council Officers and Councillors would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Sudbury Town Council Offices, Community Warden services and Information Desk will be closed from:

4pm on 22nd December 2023 - 1st January 2024. 

We'll be back open in the New Year as normal from Tuesday 2nd January.


Committee Meeting dates in 2024 can be found here.

To report Street Cleansing issues during the Festive break, please use Babergh's reporting tool here or call their Customer Services line: 0300 1234 000.

Highways issues should be reported to Suffolk Highways here.

Was held on Friday 24th November 5 - 9pm

Sudbury Christmas Light Switch on & Fair

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas Light Switch on & Fair held on 24th November. We had a fantastic time and was the best way to kick off our festive celebrations in Sudbury. Thousands joined us in the town centre as we flicked the switch!

The Christmas Light Display stays up until the new year, the perfect backdrop for your Christmas shopping and festive celebrations in town! 

Photos: Sue Longhurst and Matt Byham of our 2023 Light Switch on event.

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