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Christmas Gift and Food Fair

17 November 2022 - 19 November 2022


We are delighted to welcome you back to the Christmas Gift & Food Fair.

Described by Country Living Magazine as 'A lovely event to start the festive season', this annual event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences.

Discover perfect presents for friends and family from over a hundred boutique stalls and designers all located in the Cathedral's magnificent nave and aisles.

This year there will also be Free Entry to the Outdoor Christmas Village located in the Cathedral Grounds with 140 stalls selling wonderful tasty food options, warming drinks and many gifts and treasures.

Dates and Session Times

- Wednesday 16 November:
6.30pm - 9pm - Preview Evening ticket available here
- Thursday 17 November:
9.30am - 1pm | 1pm - 4.30pm
- Friday 18 November:
9am - 10am - Exclusive entry for 'shoppers with wheels'
10am - 1pm | 1pm - 4.30pm | 6.30pm - 9pm
- Saturday 19 November:
9.30am - 1pm | 1pm - 4.30pm

Event Tickets
Due to the popularity of this event and limit on numbers, ALL tickets must be purchased in advance.

Please note: Please bring your digital or printed ticket with you and you will be given a wrist band allowing re-entry on the same day.
If sessions are sold out, you can still enjoy the Christmas Village stalls and Carousel outside the Cathedral.

Groups & Coaches must book in advance via our dedicated Groups Co-ordinator on 01353 660359.

Entry Price
| Children under 16 free (when accompanied by an adult)
Entry plus Stained Glass Museum: £8 (not available on Preview Evening)

We cannot allow dogs inside the Cathedral for this event due to the volume of people (with the exception of assistance dogs).

Park & Ride

We will be offering a Park & Ride service at Angel Drove in Ely, CB7 4EA on a first come, first served basis. The cost is £5 per vehicle and is payable at the site (cash only). The service will operate from 9am - 5pm on Thursday, 8.30am - 5pm on Friday and 9am - 5pm on Saturday.
If the Park & Ride is full there is alternative free car parking available in Ely city centre. Parking map

All exhibitor stalls have been allocated for this year's event. Applications for the 2023 event will open in January.