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Festive Fayre

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On Wednesday 6 December Cambridge businesses will be open late to celebrate the festive season!

From 5pm - 8pm, join us for a cocktail at cambridge contemporary crafts. We will also gift wrap your presents for free in our wonderful giftwrap designed by UK artists.


This wonderfully atmospheric event is the perfect opportunity to explore the wealth of largely independent stores onTrinity Street, Green Street, Rose Crescent, All Saints Garden, Peas Hill, Bene’t Street, Kings Parade, Bridge Street and St Mary’s Passage … and bag some unique Christmas gifts.

Market Square stalls - many serving hot food - will be participating for the very first time and staying open late together with the All Saints Craft Market on Trinity Street.

To add to the ambience, there will be music and entertainment broadcast from a screen located in Market Square.

Two of Cambridge’s best-loved choirs will additionally be performing on the night. The historic choir of Great St Mary’s will perform outside Great St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Passage from 18:45 – 19:15.  The St Bene’t’s Singers will also be performing twice during the evening – from 17:15 -17:45 outside St Bene’t’s Church, Bene’t Street, and from 18:00 -18:30 on the corner of Peas Hill and Bene’t Street.

Ian Sandison, Chairman of Cambridge BID, said: “Festive Fayre is the perfect event to really get you in the Christmas mood as you sample the very best that Cambridge retailers have to offer within the picturesque Old Quarter.”

 Anne Bannell, owner of Jacks On Trinity and one of the main organisers behind the event, added: “This year’s Festive Fayre is set to be bigger and better than last year.  It’s great that Market Square will be staying open with us and that there are more shops offering special promotions and refreshments as well as festive fun and entertainment. It’ll be a lovely evening for all, and just what you need to get that Christmas shopping sorted!”