The elves have landed in Sudbury and word has it they're infiltrating venues all over town and causing their usual festive mischief!

The elves are plotting their Sudbury Town festive takeover and they've started to pop up in shop windows all over town.... can you help us find them all? There are prizes for everyone who completes the trail!


Why they chose Sudbury, we don't know. What we do know is that we need your help rounding them all up.


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Download a Naughty Elf Guide (below) or pick one up from Sudbury Town Hall (Advice Centre Mon - Fri) or from Sudbury's Tourist Information Centre (at the Library Mon - Sat) - every completed Naughty Elf Trail wins a prize!

Drop off your completed trail to The Town Hall by 16th December to ensure you receive your prize before Christmas!

Photos by Alli Burke, who had who caught the Naughty Elves on camera as they arrived in Sudbury!


sudbury christmas light display 2020

Over the weekend 20th - 22nd November the 'Christmas Light Crew' at Sudbury Town Council installed Sudbury's 2020, new and improved, Christmas light display. 

As we were unable to host or popular Christmas Light Switch On and Fair this year, we broadcasted the light night of the light installion live online. Over 16,500 people have watched the video from all over the world! Thank you for joining in and we look forward to welcoming you to Sudbury to view the Christmas light display while you shop local!  

Watch the light installation live video here.

We are working to ensure all activity is COVID-19 secure to keep our community safe while filling Sudbury full of Festive cheer! 

Photos by: Chad Brown, Diverse Capture Photography.

sudbury memory tree

in aid of st nicholas hospice

closing date for decorations: 16th dec

Sudbury Town Council and St Nicholas Hospice Care invite you to remember someone special this Christmas by acquiring a memory decoration and having it printed with a short message of remembrance to be displayed on the Sudbury Memory Tree.​

Taking pride of place in Sudbury’s Old Market Place, the memory tree offers a chance to remember a lost loved one in a very special way for a suggested donation of £5 in support St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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Sudbury Memory Tree, photo: Teresa Poole


Shop & discover local on sudbury's virtual high street


Sudbury's Virtual High Street is a one stop resource enabling you to discover and shop local.


From pubs, cafes and restaurants offering delicious takeaway services, to specialist retailers selling some unique gifts online, you can browse and shop local from home on Sudbury's Virtual High Street.

If you run a business on Sudbury's High Street, please get in touch to set up your free profile and online shop.

Keep up to date with offers, sales and new opening hours by following Sudbury's Virtual High Street:

  • Facebook
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voting closes: 19th december

For many years now Sudbury has celebrated the creativity of our high street businesses with a Christmas Window display competition. Never has the innovation of our local businesses been more apparent and 2020 will see the return of the festive celebration of our marvellous high street businesses.

Last year over 60 businesses took part with a whopping 870 of you taking the time to vote for your favourite shop display.  The voting forms and map will be published on 3rd December and the winning display takes home a bumper festive hamper courtesy of Waitrose & Partners in Sudbury.

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


  •  Sudbury Farmers Market
    Sudbury Farmers Market
    St. Peter's Cultural Venue & Market Hill
    30 Jul, 09:30 – 14:00
    St. Peter's Cultural Venue & Market Hill, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EH, UK
    Come browse, buy and taste the freshest local produce at Sudbury Farmers Market now with stalls on Market Hill and inside St Peter's.
  • Summer Printworks Exhibition 2021
    Summer Printworks Exhibition 2021
    Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre
    30 Jul, 11:00 BST – 01 Aug, 16:00 BST
    Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre, 3, Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0GW, UK
    The Summer Printworks Exhibition at the Mill Tye Gallery runs throughout June, July and August as part of our ‘Summer of Art’ programme, which also includes Art Classes and Photography Workshops. The exhibition previews on Saturday 5 June from 11am to 6pm. It continues until Sunday 29 August 2021