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Crowds enjoy festive fun at Sleaford Christmas Market

Angelic - holding their Christingles after todays service in St Denys Church during the Sleaford Christmas Market. From left - Kieran Sentance, 4, Maisie Chung, 8, Molly Chung, 8, and Lillee-Ann Thorpe, 9. Photo David Dawson.

Angelic - holding their Christingles after todays service in St Denys Church during the Sleaford Christmas Market. From left - Kieran Sentance, 4, Maisie Chung, 8, Molly Chung, 8, and Lillee-Ann Thorpe, 9. Photo David Dawson.

A fine, crisp day drew out the crowds for this year’s Sleaford Christmas Market.

Shop tills were ringing and stall holders in the market place and other locations around the town were kept as townspeople got in the festive spirit and enjoyed the official switch-on of the brand new seasonal illuminations.

There were craft stalls in St Denys’ Church Hall and the Roman Catholic Church Hall, Santa’s grotto and entertainment in the Riverside Church (plus free drinks and mince pies) and a fun fair in Money’s Yard.

Clerk to the Town Council Shelagh MacIntyre was particularly pleased to see how well everything seemed to go in the first year of the council completely managing the event on its own, without the aid of Sleaford BID (now defunct). She said this was despite short staffing and praised everyone for pulling it together to make it a success.

The Mayor of Sleaforrd Trevor Mayfield was joined by schoolchildren and Father Christmas for the switch-on of the lights in the Market Place, followed by carol singing.

* Let us know what you thought of teh Christmas market. Email: andy.hubbert@jpress.co.uk or facebook.com/thesleafordstandard

 

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