The Spilsby Christmas Lights Switch On and Market is taking place on 25 November from 3pm (switch on at 6pm). If you are interested in having a stall at the event we have extended our deadline due to more space being made available. To find out more about the event or to apply to have a stall see our Christmas in Spilsby page.
About Spilsby - Market town at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds
The market town of Spilsby is ideally located at the southern edge of the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds and just north of the Lincolnshire Fens, approximately 33 miles from Lincoln and 13 miles inland of the popular tourist resort of Skegness.
The town has remained a rural market town for over 700 years and has remained a similar size now to the beginning of the 19th century. The town is of a traditional market town style, with a main square for the market and four main streets coming off that area.
The town centre is a mix of the traditional, with a number of traditional shops, and the more modern; including a supermarket. There is still the traditional market held each Monday, which consists mainly of locally grown produce.
Sir John Franklin, sea captain and governor of Tasmania, was born in Spilsby, in the building that is now home to a bakery. Sir John died leading an expedition to chart the Northwest Passage. There is a statue of Sir John Franklin in the market place.