Joker Entertainment street performers make merry.

Tree lights switch-on and more at Spalding festive fun day

Spalding’s Christmas tree lights will be switched on at the end of a day of festive fun.

On Saturday (December 8) Spalding celebrates Christmas in Hall Place and at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens.

The event runs from noon until 5pm at Hall Place and 11am to 3.45pm at Ayscoughfee, and will include Christmas activities, performances and entertainment.

Ayscoughfee will host craft-making sessions inside the hall for a small charge.

There will also be Christmas story time with Father Christmas, garden eye-spy and a very special Christmas trail to explore.

In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.

Hall Place will host street entertainment from stilt walkers and circus elves, as well as live music throughout the afternoon from the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding, Spalding Brass Band, Vibe Choir and Holbeach Town Band.

Father Christmas will close the event from around 4.30pm, when he switches on the town’s Christmas tree lights.

The Saturday market stalls will be up and running as normal throughout the event.

A Christmas shop window display competition will also take place in the run-up to the event and will be judged on Friday, December 7.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for place said: “It will be a wonderful chance for residents of all ages from Spalding and the wider South Holland community to come together to get into the festive spirit on a fun packed day of events and activities, and maybe buy something from our regular Saturday market.

“There’s something for everyone to take part in and enjoy, as well as performances from some great local musicals acts on the day and I’m really looking forward to seeing the people of South Holland in the town enjoying themselves.”

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