All set for a great Christmas Market

Countdown to the Christmas light switch-on at last year's event, with town crier John Griffiths, Mayor Keith Dolby and colouring competition winners. EMN-151023-181551001
Countdown to the Christmas light switch-on at last year's event, with town crier John Griffiths, Mayor Keith Dolby and colouring competition winners. EMN-151023-181551001

Organisers have lots planned to make this year’s Sleaford Christmas Market even bigger and better.

Co-ordinator Emma Evans said this year’s market takes place on Sunday November 29.

She said: “We will be having stalls on Southgate, Market Place, Money’s Yard and in the car park down the side of Shoe Zone, it will hopefully mean more than last year’s 115 spaces at in the region of 130-plus”

There will be a fun fair in the Market Place and Money’s Yard, plus live entertainment in Market Place too.

Emma said: “We have lots more and different entertainment for this year.”

Entertainment in the Market Place will be provided by: First Feet Entertainment, Cranwell Military Wives Choir, Angels Dance Troupe Display, The Mickey Money Boys, Carre’s School Choir, Dance for Dreams Studios, Kesteven and Sleaford High School Choir, Once upon a party, Sleaford Playhouse, Go Dance and St Botolph’s School Choir.

In St Denys’ Church Hall, the WI will be selling refreshments and there will be a cosy Santa’s Grotto for the children. Santa’s post box for Christmas present lists will be in there too.

The Santa Fun Run sets off from Market Place at 10am and the Christmas Market will officially be opened by the mayor at 11am and continue until 5pm.

The traditional family Christingle Service will be held in St Denys’ Church at 3pm. After that will be the switch on of the new festive lights at 4pm (the Town Council has invested £10,000 in new ones) with the Mayor and art competition winners, followed by the Silver Sounds Brass Band for a carol service.

Roads will be closed during the Santa Run: Southgate, Eastgate, Carre Street, Boston Road, Grantham Road, King Edward Street, Castle Causeway and Westgate.