Festive fun and dreams of a ‘green’ Christmas

Christmas event at Wainfleet. Martin Cawley and Lauren Balmbra of Mrs Welsby's Pantry, Croft Bank.
Christmas event at Wainfleet. Martin Cawley and Lauren Balmbra of Mrs Welsby's Pantry, Croft Bank.
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The countdown to Christmas has begun, with communities across East Lindsey holding their festive events.

Wainfleet and Skegness were among a host of towns and villages holding Christmas markets at the weekend.

Christmas event at Wainfleet. L-R Christine Clark, Toby Chapman 5 and Emily Chapman of Wainfleet's Warrior Cheer and Dance Group.

Christmas event at Wainfleet. L-R Christine Clark, Toby Chapman 5 and Emily Chapman of Wainfleet's Warrior Cheer and Dance Group.

Wainfleet Sleigh Day included a Santa Sleigh Parade, a Christmas street market and a festival of Christmas trees in the Methodist Chapel.

The Silver Band added to the atmosphere playing festive tunes and there was a carol service and nativity play in the Market Place.

Visitors to the Church Farm Museum in Skegness were able to explore the traditions of Christmas with a ‘green’ Santa, a colour with which he was associated in bygone years; festive treats such as mince pies and ginger bread men that were baked in the farmhouse kitchen; Christmas meals served in the barn canteen; woodturning displays and gifts; 18 craft stalls selling anything from jewellery to Christmas cards; and a dog show.

To add to the atmosphere, members of staff dressed up in Victorian outfits.

Jim Bowskill of Sloothby with his busker organ at the Victorian Market in Church Farm Museum, Skegness. ANL-150812-120057001

Jim Bowskill of Sloothby with his busker organ at the Victorian Market in Church Farm Museum, Skegness. ANL-150812-120057001

Mike Walton, director, said: “We were really pleased with how it went and estimate we had 600 people visit us over the weekend.

“This was good considering there were seven other events in the area.”

Carol Thornton of Burgh le Marsh at the Church Farm Museum Victorian Market in Skegness. ANL-150812-120111001

Carol Thornton of Burgh le Marsh at the Church Farm Museum Victorian Market in Skegness. ANL-150812-120111001

Mike Smith dressed as green Victorian Father Christmas, pictured with Harvey Matthews (4) and Janet Garner-Jones at the Church Farm Museum Christmas Market in Skegness. ANL-150812-120212001

Mike Smith dressed as green Victorian Father Christmas, pictured with Harvey Matthews (4) and Janet Garner-Jones at the Church Farm Museum Christmas Market in Skegness. ANL-150812-120212001

Graham Cant and Janice Normandale at the Church Farm Museum Victorian Market in Skegness..

Graham Cant and Janice Normandale at the Church Farm Museum Victorian Market in Skegness..