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Sudbury Christmas Window Display Trail & Competition 2021

Every year Sudbury celebrates the diversity and creativity of our high street businesses with The Christmas Window Display Competition. The trail and competition is organised in partnership by Sudbury Town Council and the bestof Sudbury. 

2021 has been our biggest (and most competitive) year yet with 101 businesses involved and a whooping 823 public votes! You can still view the fantastic displays as you shop local this Christmas - take a look at the trail map here. 

Winners announced! 

On Saturday 18th December we announced the Panellists' Choice, People Choice and Mayor's Choice Awards. Congratulations to all businesses for such imaginative and artful displays - this year was tough and the People's Choice was very tight....

The 2021 Winners are:

The People's Choice Award: Silk & Maple, Friars Street

Panellists' Choice Award: Coversure, Station Road

Mayor's Choice Award: Angelo Smith, North Street

Thank you to Competition supporters: Suffolk Free Press, Atlas UK, Waitrose & Partners Sudbury and 

Thank you the local Independent businesses who contributed to the two Sudbury Love Local Hampers:

Bazaar, Duck in Boots, Holmes & Hills, J&W Hair, Mackman, Mandy's Jewellery & Gifts, Market Hill Photography, Oxfam Sudbury, Painter's Cafe, Rafi's Spicebox, Sudbury Tourist Information Centre, Townrow Homewares, and Weston's Bakery.

Congratulations to Emma and Sharon who won our Love Local Hampers in the prize draw. Enjoy!

The winners (L-R): Silk & Maple, Coversure and Angelo Smith

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Sudbury Town Council Christmas Opening & Sudbury Market

Sudbury Town Council Officers and Councillors would like to wish all Sudbury residents, local businesses and charitable organisations a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would also like to thank everyone who has visited our town in 2021, we hope to welcome you back for a return visit in 2022 ! 

Walk in Vaccination Clinic

The Town Hall will be hosting an NHS COVID-19 

Walk in Vaccination clinic on Wed 22 and Thurs 23 December. Read more.

Sudbury Town Council Offices, Community Warden Team & Information Desk will be closed from:

2pm on 24th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022 

We'll be back open in the New Year as normal from Tuesday 4th January.

Sudbury Market will be operating on: 

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Thursday 30th December.

Recommencing as usual every Thursday & Saturday in 2022 from Thursday 6th January 2022.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Sudbury Christmas Light
Display 2021

Sudbury's 2021 Christmas light display is now shining bright, please come allong and enjoy our beautiful display as a backdrop to your Christmas shoping!

In 2020, in the absence of a switch on event, we broadcast the night of the light installion live online. Over 17,500 people watched the video feed 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 in 2021!

Sudbury Memory Tree
in aid of St Nicholas Hospice


Every year Sudbury Town Council and St Nicholas Hospice Care invite you to remember someone special at Christmas by acquiring a personalised memory decoration printed with a short message of remembrance which is 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. 

The Memory Tree campaign is now closed for 2021, thank you to everyone who donated by buying a decoration in remembrance of a loved one - you have helped raise over £750 for St. Nicholas Hospice Care.

Continue to show your support for this local charity by donating / shopping at St Nicholas Hospice Shop, located at 8 Gainsborough Street. 

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Community Upcycled Winter Wonderland 
Festive Tyre Characters created by Sudbury's Community 



St Peter's Church Yard, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EA

After being called to a local fly-tipping incident of over 150 dumped tyres, Sudbury's Community Warden Team wanted to turn this act of recklessness into a positive creative community project.


Following a call to Sudbury's community to flex their creative muscles and upcycle the tyres into festive characters, the we've been overwhelmed by the response. Created by local businesses, schools, charities and organisations, we hope you enjoy these upcycled festive creations. This characterful tyre family will continue to grow over the coming weeks.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch

Thank you to everyone who braved the chill to join us for Sudbury Christmas Light Switch on & Fair on Friday 26th November! The event was extremely well attended and there were many smiling faces throughout the town centre. 

Please continue to support Sudbury's town centre businesses, take a look at our Christmas Window Display Trail & Competition 2021 for some extra high street fun while you shop local this year!

For those who were unable to join us on the night, one of our Councillors kindly live streamed the event from our Facebook page here - enjoy!

The Sudbury Christmas Light Switch on & Fair is organised by Sudbury Town Council. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Dickensian Christmas Tour of Sudbury, a festive time was had by all and even Scrooge cracked a smile!


Charles Dickens has strong links to Sudbury - In the 19th Century Sudbury gained a reputation for electoral corruption and novelist Charles Dickens used it as the model for his 'Eatanswill' - The Rotten Borough in The Pickwick Papers, written in 1836. 

The Rotten Borough was therefore the perfect place for Scrooge to escape the Festivities in London - so he's come to stay with his cousin Mrs. Scratchit in Sudbury. The characterful duo will return next Christmas for a double bill of our Dickensian Christmas Tour of Sudbury!

To book for Sudbury Guided Tours visit or get in touch with us at

Sudbury Tourist Information Centre on Gaol Lane, CO10 1TL

or book over the phone: 01787 372331 (option 1). Open Monday - Saturday.

The last guided tour of the year is 'Step into the Sudbury Story on Saturday 18th December.

Step into the Sudbury Story & Dickensian Christmas Tour of Sudbury