The Christmas season kicks off in Spilsby today with two Christmas themed events back to back.
The annual Crackerday, organised by the Spilsby Lions, is taking place between 10.30am and 4pm at the Franklin Hall.
Visitors to the free event can look through around 40 different charity, craft and food stalls taking part in the Victorian themed Christmas market which the Lions have called ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’.
Local and national charities have benefited to the tune of £3,000 in previous years and any profits made by the Lions will be reinvested to worthy causes and organisations in the Spilsby area.
The event is followed by the Spilsby Business Partnership’s Christmas market with a parade commencing on the High Street at 4.15pm. There will be more stalls on the High Street, which will be closed to traffic for the evening.
Christmas carols will be sung around the Christmas tree and performing in the middle car park will be a silver band, an ‘Xmas Factor’ and live band Chocolate Starfish.
Father Christmas will be making a further visit to the Buttercross Car park where he will be handing out presents to the children,
More hot food and refreshments will be on sale including hot dog stalls and mulled wine as well as other festive treats available from the cafes and public houses.
People attending should be aware that the weather is likely to remain very cold and will be slippery under foot so please take care and wrap up warm!
Update: The parade and market did not go ahead. We assume this was due to the weather conditions but there was no notification for the numerous parties of people making their way to the centre of town. We apologise for anyone who went up to the parade after seeing the news article but no one thought to inform us and there is no mention on any other local news site or radio station.