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14 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

All tickets for the Christmas Fair are now sold out. 


 £4 per person - Under 16's free but must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: Cathedral passes cannot be used for entry to the Christmas Gift and Food Fair.

Thursday 14 November Morning Session 9.30am-1pm | Afternoon Session 1pm-4.30pm
Friday 15 November Shoppers with wheels only 9am-10am | Morning Session 10am-1pm | Afternoon Session 1pm-4.30pm | Evening Session 6.30pm-9pm
Saturday 16 November Morning Session 9.30am-1pm | Afternoon Session 1pm-4.30pm

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent nave, its famous Lady Chapel and a heated marquee in the beautiful Cathedral grounds. This high profile event, inside one of Cambridgeshire's most iconic venues, makes Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair a perfect day out.
The Stained Glass Museum will be open as usual during the Christmas Fair.

Eating and Drinking

A wide selection of food traders will be on site during the event whilst the Café Marquee provides the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy some delicious festive fayre.

Travel and Parking

Situated in the heart of East Anglia, and close to the university city of Cambridge, Ely is easily accessible from all major routes and has excellent rail services. Ely Cathedral is only a short walk from the railway station.

Park and Ride

We operate a dedicated Park and Ride service for visitors to the Christmas Fair. Located at Sutton, 6 miles from Ely (CB6 2QT), parking costs £5 per vehicle. Tickets available on your arrival at the Park and Ride. The bus service runs to and from the event with drop off directly outside the Cathedral entrance. (Day time only). First bus leaves Sutton at 8.45am and last bus leaves the Cathedral at 5pm. See map at the bottom of this page.
Please note: There are no Disabled Facilities at the Park and Ride site.

For further information on travel and tourism in Ely visit:

Ely Railway Station Shuttle Bus

If you are travelling by train a dedicated shuttle bus service will run between Ely Railway Station to and from the event (Day time only) - £1 per person.

Coaches and Groups welcome

Groups Offer
Groups are welcome on any day, however this year we will be offering an incentive for groups who book in advance to attend on Thursday 14 November. For this day only, groups of 20 or more will attract a 20% discount on all tickets.

Advance booking essential. Please call 01353 660359 for further information or email gro/lardehtacyle//stisiv

Frequently Asked Questions about the Christmas Gift & Food Fair