It’s the big countdown to Christmas and time for fun

People of all ages are celebrating the coming of Christmas 2013.

Schools are having a fun-filled, festive time with a host of visits by Santa Claus, parties, productions, nativity plays and fetes.

Reception class pupils Olivia Russell, Joseph Patman and Evie Phillips meet Santa Claus and his elves in the grotto at Spalding Primary School. Photo: SG111213-119TW

Reception class pupils Olivia Russell, Joseph Patman and Evie Phillips meet Santa Claus and his elves in the grotto at Spalding Primary School. Photo: SG111213-119TW

And the grown-ups are in the party spirit too.

Spalding Primary School was one of the places that Santa found time to visit with his elves and enjoyed meeting pupils, including reception class children Olivia Russell, Joseph Patman and Evie Phillips.

In class, pupils from the school have been focusing on crafts by making decorations for Christmas trees and decorating Christmas crackers.

Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School was also on Santa’s to do list when he popped in to meet youngsters attending the Christmas fete. Among children meeting Santa there were Erin Walker, William Daft, Oliver Hicks, Thomas and Milly Drury and Nina Ortiz-Jimenez.

Face painting took on a fun and festive look at Spalding’s Garth School when a host of youngsters lined up to put on their seasonal party faces before enjoying a host of treats and eats.

Lutton St Nicholas Primary School pupils have been busy rehearsing for their Christmas production of Alice in Wonderland in readiness for their performances.

It was the turn of the grown-ups to enjoy the full flavour of the festive season when members and guests of Spalding Crescent Traders had their Christmas meal.

The traders shopped locally, plumping for Amici in Vine Street, right on their doorsteps.