Christmas Lights switch-on today

Report by Alan Caine.

Caistor combines a Christmas Food and Gift Fair with its Christmas lights switch-on later today.

The Food and Gift Fair will be held from 2pm-6pm in the Market Place, with the switch-on of the Christmas lights after 4.30pm.

This year, Lincs FM will be broadcasting from the Market Place, with presenter Ross Garrigan joining in the party atmosphere.

The tree – which is 50 ft tall – is generously sponsored by local companies, with much hard work carried out by willing volunteers.

Stalls are expected to sell all kinds of seasonal gifts, novelties, foods, jewellery, knitwear, decorations, sweets and more. Charity tombola and games, heritage and local information stalls are also expected.

Entertainment is also expected during the afternoon and the Scouts are booked to sell hot food and drinks.

Father Christmas has asked if he could borrow a sleigh from Caistor and District Lions Club for the event.

Thanks go to:

Sealord Caistor – for sponsoring the tree

Hedges Transport / Woldview Transport –  for providing free transport

Peter Hird Cranes – for donating a 100ft crane and two crew members for the day

Hansard Haulage  – for installing the stabiliser block and demountable poles

Cherry Valley Farms – for erecting lighting strings on demountable poles

Paul Wiseman Electrical – for maintaining and checking the tree lights

Caistor and District Lions Club and Father Christmas

Springs Church and the musical performers

So many individual volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

The photograph shows the tree and Christmas market from last year. Photograph by Stewart Wall

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