The 2015 Tulip Queen Amy Cook with Santa at last year’s lights switch-on event.

Get in the festive spirit at Christmas lights switch-on

Spalding’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the newly-crowned Tulip Queen on Saturday.

The event, which has been organised by Tulip Radio, takes place In Hall Place from 10am.

It includes the 2016 Tulip Queen competition, the School Choir Competition and a fun dog show.

Entries are still being taken for the Tulip Queen competition, with the winner and her deputy being crowned on Saturday.

The winner, who will attend events throughout the year, will receive £300 and a dress from Fancy Frox in Spalding. The deputy will win £200.

You must be 17 or over to enter the competition and for more information call 01775 712400 or email

Schools across South Holland have been invited to participate in the annual School Choir Competition.

The schools will perform on the day and must all be available for the prize giving finale at St John’s Church on Friday, December 4.

Returning this year is the “Just For Fun” dog show.

There are a number of categories including waggiest tail, loveliest lady and fabulous fella.

Entry fee is £1 per category.

As well as all this, many local performers will entertain throughout the day.

The event has been supported by Spalding Chamber of Commerce, South Holland District Council, Majestic Bingo, Springfields Outlet and Shopping Centre, EMG, Bakkavor, Fancy Frox, Hills Department Store and Rookes Pet Products.

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