Many gathered to enjoy the magic of Christmas and had the chance to be cast back to Victorian times for a weekend of festive events recently.
On December 21 and 22 the Village Church Farm in Skegness played host to a whole catalogue of events designed to let visitors experience the season like our ancestors will have done.
“It was really good and it was great to see all the children enjoying the magic of Christmas. They really took on board the traditional green Father Christmas of the Victorian times,” said Steve Gould for The Village.
Guests meandered through the stalls picking up last minute Christmas presents from the many craft stalls while children poured in to see Father Christmas.
“The Victorian house was dressed with ivy and with seasonal colours, the range was lit in the kitchen and gave a real ambient glow,” Steve added.
There was mulled wine, warm mince pies, roast chestnuts and more, which all gave an aromatic and seasonal smell to the kitchen.
“The busiest day was Sunday with many children arriving to meet Father Christmas but there was a steady footfall throughout both of the two days. Hopefully next year we can make it bigger and even better,” explained Steve.
There was also a wood turner carving wooden snowmen and traditional music, which was described as creating a real buzz during the event.
“Thanks must go to all the staff and volunteers for their hard work,” added Steve.
The Village Church Farm will reopen for Easter weekend. Visit www.churchfarmvillage.org.uk for updates.