Since one of the most popular and memorable events at Ely Cathedral is physically unable to take place this year, we have decided to take the Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair online and go virtual.
Instead of attending in person in the Cathedral, we have developed a dedicated website to browse over 200 of our most favourite festive exhibitors from the comfort of your own home.
Just as you would expect from this event there will be a tempting selection of unique Christmas gifts ranging from Home Decor, Clothes & Accessories, Handmade Arts & Crafts, Beautiful Jewellery, plus entertainment and workshops as well as plenty of seasonal goodies to satisfy all taste buds. We are delighted this virtual event will include several familiar exhibitors to the Christmas Gift & Food Fair as well as welcome some new and exciting stallholders.
Joss Palmer, Event Manager at Ely Cathedral said, “We all agreed that we had to do our very best to replicate that Christmas Fair experience. Although we are really going to miss all the stall holders, the visitors, the reindeer and the wonderful carousel, we felt the creation of the Ely Cathedral Virtual Christmas Fair will bring some much needed joy as well as an opportunity for some fabulous shopping. So many of our exhibitors are relatively small independent businesses who rely on these large-scale events and seasonal sales for their livelihood and it is important that we are able to support them at such a challenging time. “
In the tradition of the Christmas Fair, there will be an array of virtual activities and performances for your entertainment. These will include Carols by the Cathedral Choristers, seasonal floral presentations by Wild Oak Workshops, a specially created performance of Christmas music by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull and much more. These complementary activities can be accessed online at any time over the duration of the Fair.
The virtual 'Christmas Gift & Food Fair' will run from 15 November to 20 December. The easily navigable website will include a detailed exhibitors list, product images and direct clickable links plus a full programme of events and activities you can access online at your leisure.