Presents Galore, East Anglia’s biggest and most spectacular Christmas Fair, is back for 2023!
After a fantastic number of guests attended last year’s event, the three-day Christmas shopping extravaganza will return to the stunning surroundings of the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket, Suffolk on Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November.
Offering feel-good shopping and a chance of visitors to support local and independent businesses at such a wonderful time of year, organisers are also pleased to welcome a huge number of new stalls and businesses to the event providing even more choice to shoppers.
Browse over 100 beautiful boutique stalls and immerse yourself in the atmosphere, sights and aromas of Christmas. Presents Galore is a treasure trove of unique gifts and experiences, with something for everyone.
Discover interiors, clothing & footwear, jewellery & accessories, food & drinks stalls, outdoor living, and gifts for children, including toys, clothes and accessories.
New for 2023, the event is proudly supporting three local charities, namely Cambridge Children’s Hospital, Newmarket Charitable Foundation and the National Horseracing Museum. All proceeds from the event will be donated to these three local causes, including 100% of all ticket sales.
Last year’s the event raised over £60,000, divided equally between the beneficiaries to contribute to their own fundraising targets.
Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be a new hospital for the East of England, currently the only region in the UK without a dedicated children’s hospital. It will be the first in the world to integrate mental and physical healthcare, underpinned by world leading research, and will have a life-changing impact on millions of children and young people regionally, nationally and globally.
Dr Rob Heuschkel and Dr Cathy Walsh, Clinical Leads for Cambridge Children’s Hospital said: “We are delighted to be one of Presents Galore’s beneficiary charities again this year. Last year’s event was a great success and we are incredibly grateful for the generous donation to, and support of, our Cambridge Children’s Hospital campaign. Presents Galore is a fantastic event for the region and we look forward to working together again on this year’s event.
“The new Cambridge Children’s Hospital will enable us to treat the 1.5 million children and young people in the East of England in a whole new way, integrating mental and physical healthcare and having a life-changing impact. We are raising £100 million in philanthropy and fundraising to enable us to build this state-of-the-art hospital which will provide exceptional care, underpinned by world-leading research from the University of Cambridge.”
The Newmarket Charitable Foundation was formed with a simple vision – to help create a thriving Newmarket for the whole community. Built upon the foundations created by the team that drove the Newmarket Festival’s fundraising activities, we are now expanding those activities to fund and facilitate high impact projects to help improve and develop Newmarket for the benefit of everyone in the town.
Dr David Hall, Executive Director of the Newmarket Charitable Foundation said: “The Newmarket Charitable Foundation is truly delighted to become one of the beneficiaries of Presents Galore. This provides a fabulous opportunity to generate funds which we can then redistribute as grants to those that desperately need support across the town.”
The National Horseracing Museum is an important part of the horseracing industry. As well as telling the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the global phenomenon it is today, the museum contains stunning works of art, contemporary sculptures, science and breeding galleries, and some of the world’s most famous racing trophies and unique bronzes and artefacts.
Hon. Frances Stanley, Chairman of the National Horse Racing Museum Board, said of Presents Galore: “The National Horse Racing Museum is thrilled to be supporting the running of Presents Galore again for 2023 – this outstanding charity fundraiser regularly produces £60,000 pa to be distributed between its lucky beneficiaries. We hope that everyone will think to come along for all their Christmas shopping on the 24th November.”
With early bird tickets on sale throughout August 2023, shoppers can enjoy the Christmas fair for just £6. Under 16s are free with an accompanying adult. Tickets can be purchased via the Presents Galore website or by visiting the National Horseracing Museum Gift Shop, found on Palace Street, Newmarket. Early bird prices are available until 31st August, after this date prices will increase to £8 per adult (online) £10 per adult (on the door) £6 Blue Light Card holds (ID required).