Fabulous Framlingham Christmas Festival 2015 (Dec 4, 5, 6)
Working with Framlingham Town Council, Friends of St Michael’s Church and Fram Churches Together, FBA has organised a whole weekend of festivities (December 4th, 5th and 6th) for all the family to experience and enjoy.
Take a look at the Fram Business Association Xmas Flyer 2015 to get the overview… or read all about it below.
The weekend extravaganza begins on Friday 4th, with the Christmas late-night shopping, market stalls and entertainment event. We’ve made it even bigger and better this year by including the lights-on ceremony – be on Market Hill just before 6pm to make sure you see it.
Shortly afterwards, a not-so-mysterious guest will arrive (dressed in a red coat!) on horse-and-carriage, before he takes up residence in his magical Grotto (inside The Crown). Children under 5 can go in for free, while 5s and over pay only £2.50 each.
Incidentally, you can hire Santa’s carriage during the evening and take a journey past the majestic illuminated castle and see the life-sized Advent Calendar that is Double Street at this time of year.
What’s more, many of the fantastic independent shops that we have around town will be open later than usual, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities for buying the presents on your list that Santa can’t deliver.
Back on Market Hill, there’s free entertainment on stage throughout the evening until 9pm. We’ve organised for the church choirs and Framlingham College choir to sing, there’ll be the amazing bagpipers from Ipswich Piping Society, plus the Rabble Chorus and Pop Chorus. Chris Bayfield and his band The Alibi Club will close proceedings.
And don’t forget, we’ll have raffle tickets on sale until just before 8pm when we’ll draw the lucky winners and allocate prizes at random – just to add to the excitement!
Please note: FBA is committed to donating £450 between the following great causes: Framlingham Boy Scouts & Girl Guides; EACH, St Elizabeth Hospice, and Framlingham Sports Club.
|Free cut & blow dry||Carley Hill Hair|
|2x family tickets||Easton Farm Park|
|Retail voucher||Darcy B|
|Family entry (single use)||Framlingham Castle|
|Learning voucher||EAS Tuition|
|Free “pick-your-own” session||Suffolk Seasons Flower Farm|
|Retail voucher||Ernest Doe|
|Free family ticket (single use)||Windsor Castle (thanks to Royal Collection Trust)|
|Meal for 2||The Crown, Framlingham|
|Retail voucher||Fram Wine Shop|
|Delicious goodies||Leo’s Deli|
|Free 2-night stay, incl. Prosecco||Round House B&B|
The stalls on Market Hill will be selling food and drink, gifts and more – here’s the list of who will be there:
Rustic Charm – gifts; Oh Fudge – fudge; Flying Chef – sausages; Cheese & Pie Man – cheese, pies; Kingdom Forge – iron works; Suffolk Coffee Company – coffee; Kevin Hilliard – pick&mix sweets; Scarlett & Mustard – condiments; Crafty Mrs Fox – jewellery and gifts; Edwards Cordials – cordials; MDT – tools and toys; Hoxne Brewery – beer; Debenhan High School Young Enterprise team – memo boards; Sports Club – shoebox goodies; Fram Community Baptist Church – gifts; Fresh Aspirations – tbc; Thomas Mills Young Enterprise team – tbc; English Heritage – gifts; Callendar’s – floral gifts and crafts; EAST Tuition – tuition gifts; Ernest Doe – clothing, tools and toys
St Michael’s Church starts its Christmas Tree Festival at 10am on Saturday 5th. There will be Fairtrade beverages and home-made cakes until 2pm, lunch from 12 noon (served by Fram Girl Guides), and gifts and crafts from Framlingham Flower Club all on sale. The display of trees lasts until January 2nd.
The Town Council’s Christmas Charity Market is on Sunday the 6th and it’s your chance to support local charities, clubs and other organisations. There will also be free live music and entertainment.
We’re looking for FBA members and non-members alike to make this year’s event as successful as possible. If you’re interested in getting involved aon the night, please get in touch with FBA Chair, Richard Harrison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks – and Merry Christmas!