December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to a Christmas Fair in medieval Lavenham and a Dickensian Christmas at a Tudor manor in Long Melford.

Suffolk is a destination for all seasons but winter is when the stunning architecture found in its medieval villages and Georgian-fronted towns really sparkle. In medieval Lavenham, with over 300 buildings of historic interest, its crooked, half-timbered houses become worthy of a Victorian Christmas card. Take a glimpse through the windows to see roaring log fires, holly-laden mantlepieces and sugar-dusted mince pies.

Over 100 years ago, it was written of Kentwell Hall that it was "...a little great house of magical beauty...” and this description still fits the 500-year-old Tudor manor perfectly. Home of historic recreations throughout the year, Kentwell Hall in Long Melford takes on a Victorian theme for their annual Dickensian Christmas. Train to be an elf, meet Father Christmas, listen to A Christmas Carol, and play traditional games at the Victorian Tavern - it's a day out to remember. 

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