Spalding’s rescheduled Sunday Christmas Market and the two-day St Nicholas Fayre at Holbeach were big crowd-pleasers.
A funfair, live music and 40 stalls brought shoppers to Spalding – and stallholders and shops alike reported a great day’s trade.
The St Nicholas Fayre was staged in and around All Saints’ Church but high winds on Saturday meant it was mostly inside.
Organiser Jane Francis said: “We rehoused most people in the church on the Saturday. I opened the west doors to let people in and just everything went flying.”
But it was still a brilliant weekend, with hundreds of people turning up, and the fayre is expected to at least match last year’s event when £4,5000 was raised for charity.
Gavin Allmand, from Spalding Town Retailers’ Association, praised Lincolnshire County Highways for the speedy decision to allow the town’s fledgling Christmas market to go ahead on a different day.
He also praised Sue Stubley, from Occasions Jewellery, and Mike Knight, the district council environmental services inspector responsible for markets, for their hard work in putting the event together.
Mr Allmand said: “I think, given the circumstances, it actually went very well.”