A fairy tale start to the run-up to Christmas in Spilsby has left businesses looking forward to a magic festive period.
The ‘Once Upon a Christmas in Spilsby’ celebration saw hundreds of people in the town on Saturday for the annual Cracker Day and switch-on of lights.
It was a joint event run by Spilsby Town Council, Spilsby Rotary Club and the Spilsby Business Partnership.
Cracker Day stalls were kept busy in the Franklin Hall and in the afternoon there was singing around the Franklin Statue.
The popular outdoor Christmas Market ran until just after the lights were switched on by Coun Andrew Wright and his wife Vicky, who contributed a lot towards the organisation.
County Linx Radio took along their Radio Bus and stage and there were special performances by the students from Linkage and Spilsby Primary School.
Mayor of Spilsby Coun Mark Gale, who was busy marshalling during the day, said he was delighted to see the town come together to organise a such a successful event.
“It was a lot of hard work put it paid off,” he said. “The Franklin Hall was packed out for the Rotary Cracker Day. It started to get cold later but we were really pleased with the number of people who turned out for the switch-on.
“It was great seeing Spilsby Primary and Linkage involved too.”
The Spilsby and District Royal British Legion also reported having a successful Cracker Day. They had two stalls with bric-a-brac and a tombola in the Franklin Hall and raised £192.40 for the Poppy Appeal.
Six-year-old Lydia Scutt from Spilsby won the ‘Guess the name of the teddy bear’ competition, by correctly giving the name ‘Princess’ to the teddy bear.
She was later presented with the teddy bear in the presence of her mother, Katherine.