A Suffolk Christmas Fayre that usually draws in crowds of more than 130,000 people has been cancelled this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Organisers say the event in Bury St Edmunds cannot go ahead as public services need to concentrate their efforts into tackling the virus and supporting businesses in West Suffolk.
The decision follows instructions from the government not to tie up public and emergency services in events so they can concentrate on prioritising actions against the coronavirus.
Bosses at West Suffolk council, say the move to cancel this year's event frees up their officers and resources to support businesses in the area.
They also say that it is unclear at this stage if the event would be able to go ahead anyway, as nobody knows how long government restrictions on mass-gatherings will be in place.
Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council, said: