This article was published on November 21, 2016 and information contained within may now be out of date.
Spilsby welcomed in the festive season in style as the town turned out for the annual Christmas lights switch on and Christmas market.
The crowds turned out on a cold Friday evening to visit the market, new for 2016, where they were able to buy a range of crafts, sweets and other festive goodies.
Prior to the lights switch on visitors were entertained by a selection of songs from local singer Becky Jayne, as well as music from County Linx Radio who had brought their community bus to the event.
The Christmas tree lights were switched on by Councillor Gill Rymer, Mayor of Spilsby, to a packed crowd who were treated to festive songs from the students of Linkage College and Toynton All Saints Primary School.
Volunteers from across a range of the town’s voluntary groups came forward to provide support and marshalling for the event.
Event Organiser Councillor Andrew Wright said, “I am delighted to see the crowds turn out to support this event, and it does show that if we all work together we can make something special for Spilsby. The event has been really well received.”
“None of this would have been possible without support from local groups and businesses and I would like to thank them for their support. The biggest thanks must go to my wife Vicky whose support and assistance in organising this event has been immense.”
“Hopefully this has now demonstrated that Spilsby can support events such as this we can move forward and plan for even bigger and better next year.”