Christmas will soon be upon us again. As always, it is such an important trading time for our members, but this year with the recession still with us, it becomes even more important. Bid4Bury will be doing all it can to attract visitors into the town during the next few weeks.
Fun For All the Family
From 3.30pm the entertainment from local schools and colleges will commence on the stage outside of Moyes Hall, and we welcome back our friends from RWSFM who will be transmitting from the Buttermarket all afternoon and compering the acts on stage. After the lights are switched on, don’t rush off home! Why not stay and be entertained by the Dixie band from County Upper School? There will also be many fair rides available plus the usual street entertainers, our face painter and magician in Cornhill Walk, and seven Bid4Bury businesses selling their wares and promoting their businesses from Gazebos in the Traverse.
The annual Christmas Fayre takes place over the weekend of 23rd to 25th November with stalls all over the town centre, but this year the produce market will take place in the Buttermarket over all three days too. Also, there will be additional stalls at the top end of the Arc running towards Risbygate Street where there will be street entertainers to encourage footfall into that part of town in response to concerns raised by local traders.
Bid4Bury will also be organising entertainment in the town for our three designated late night shopping evenings on 6th, 13th and 20th December, where a wide variety of street entertainers will be in situ.
On the 13th December, Bid4Bury, in partnership with Breakthrough Breast Cancer, will be attempting to break the World Record for the most people dressed as fairies in one place! We need to have over 785 fairies, and we will be attempting to do this from 5.45pm in Carter Square in the Arc. Why not come along, help us raise money for a good cause, and put Bury St Edmunds on the map?