Monday, December 11, 2023

Fun filled festive three-day extravaganza to take over Gainsborough

A fun filled festive three-day extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy is being hosted in Gainsborough by the team at Marshall’s Yard in partnership with Gainsborough Town Council and West Lindsey District Council.

Families are invited to visit Gainsborough from Friday November 18, to admire the Christmas lights displays in both the Market Place and at Marshall’s Yard, whilst also enjoying a festive packed programme of free entertainment and activities.

The magical three-day weekend [Friday 18 – Sunday 20] is kindly supported by the Estate Agent, Paul Fox, based at Marshall’s Yard and as well as a programme of free, live entertainment and things to do, over 30 food and craft traders will be lining Market Street offering all of the festive foodie treats you’d expect to find.

Assistant centre manager at Marshall’s Yard, Melissa Cutforth, said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting this year’s festive celebrations at our Christmas Lights Festival.

“We feel we’ve thought of the whole family this year making the weekend as inclusive as possible and can’t wait to see the town lit again for Christmas.”

There will be Hepy’s Hog Roast serving hot pork sandwiches and the Giant Frying Pan serving traditional German sausages, as well as non-traditional stalls such as Right Stuff Cater Inn Caribbean food, Traditional Leisure Chinese noodles and Oh La La Fries serving loaded fries.

Finally, if after all that hot food and festive fun shoppers fancy a little treat, traders; The Cookie Stop, Frisby Fudge, Madam Crepe and The Donut Box will be there to cater for those with a sweet tooth.

A quirky double decker bus bar will also be parked up all weekend in the Market Place, for people to enjoy a warm mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst chatting to friends and family, watching the amazing live performances, or just taking in the Christmas sights.

For the first time in several years, Gainsborough will be hosting its very own ice-skating rink in the Market Place alongside a traditional carousel at Marshall’s Yard both completely free for families and shoppers to enjoy.

Cllr Pat O’Connor, Mayor of Gainsborough, said: “Recognising the cost of living being a challenge for many this Christmas, the event is focused on being as accessible as possible and making sure everyone can enjoy the festivities of the event.

“With plenty of free attractions including horse and carriage rides, face painting, a chance to meet Santa and his real reindeer, craft workshops, live entertainment and much more there’s sure to be something for everyone this Christmas in Gainsborough.”

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