Festive events set for across the area

Alford Manor House.
Alford Manor House.

The Christmas season is well and truly underway as town and village councils across the local area announce their plans for a whole host of festive fun and games in the run up to the big day.

Transforming their streets into a sparkling spectacular, Spilsby was the first of the parish councils to switch on their lights last week, when the children of Spilsby Primary School gathered round the church and delighted guests with their festive carolling and were treated to a visit from Santa himself.

Other festive events were held in Burgh le Marsh and Hogsthorpe as people geared up for the annual festive season fun.

But don’t worry if you’ve missed some of the events - there are a lot more still to come, including Wainfleet’s annual Sleigh Day this Saturday (December 1) from noon until late. Residents will be delighted once more with everything from a Christmas Bazaar in the Coronation Hall, fairground rides and games in the Market Place, a market in Barkham St, Santa’s Grotto in The Royal Oak - and much, much more!

Elsewhere, Ingoldmells will hold its Christmas tree switch-on on December 1, and is inviting market stall traders to take part in a craft fayre and outdoor market. The event will take place between 2pm and 6pm in the Royal Arthur Community Centre and on the council’s car park on Skegness Road.

Banovallum Brass Band will be providing the Christmas spirit with some joyful renditions of your favourite festive hits.

An indoor craft fair and outdoor market will have plenty of stocking fillers on offer and a hog roast will be the perfect winter warmer for a cold December day. Santa has also promised to make an appearance and will be switching on the Ingoldmells Christmas lights at 4.30pm.

Meanwhile, Alford Manor House’s annual tree festival will run through December; the house is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. And the site’s popular Christmas Extravaganza will also take place on December 7 from 4pm to 8pm (see next week for more).