Christmas in Sudbury 2020
Although things will look a little different this year, the lights and trees are still going up, we have Naughty Elves, Festive Trails, Sudbury's Virtual High Street, markets, and more.
We are working to ensure all activity is COVID-19 secure to keep our community safe while filling Sudbury full of Festive cheer!
Shop & discover local on sudbury's virtual high street
Christmas in Sudbury and COVID-19 restrictions
New national restrictions have been announced by the UK Government which wll be in place from Thurs 5 November - Wed 2 December. The restrictions mean that all non-essential retail and hospitality venues must close for this period. But we can still continue to support local from home.
Sudbury's Virtual High Street is a one stop resource enabling you to discover and shop local, even when their doors are closed.
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.
SUDBURY'S NAUGHTY ELF TRAIL
LAUNCHES 3RD DECEMBER
The elves have landed at Sudbury Station and word has it they're infiltrating venues all over town and starting to cause their usual festive mischief!
They've written to tell us they're in the middle of plotting their Sudbury Town festive takeover and by early December they'll well and truly have their feet under the table!
Why they chose Sudbury, we don't know. What we do know is that we need your help rounding them all up. So, from 3rd December, download a map or request one - every completed Naughty Elf Trail wins a prize!
Photos by Alli Burke, who had who caught the Naughty Elves on camera as they arrived in Sudbury!
virtual light switch on
sunday 22 nov | 8pm
Over the weekend 20th - 22nd November the 'Christmas Light Crew' at Sudbury Town Council will install Sudbury's 2020, new and improved, Christmas light display.
We feel it is more important than ever to lift spirits and fill Sudbury full of Festive cheer. Watch the light installation live video here.
During lockdown, please ensure you are only leaving your home for permitted reasons, please refer to the Government guidance here. We are working to ensure all activity is COVID-19 secure to keep our community safe while filling Sudbury full of Festive cheer!
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.
Sudbury Memory Tree, photo: Teresa Poole
sudbury CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAY COMPETITION 2020
LAUNCHES 3RD DECEMBER
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.