Thousands have Christmas fun in Spalding
Around 4,000 people attended Spalding's Christmas celebrations on Sunday.
Both the town centre and Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens hosted activities from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
At Ayscoughfee, visitors could see the beautifully decorated Christmas-inspired rooms at the museum and youngsters could listen to stories with Santa.
In the gardens there were stalls selling festive gifts and crafts, along with a ‘magical’ vintage carousel and swing boats.
Over in the town centre, there were more craft and gift stalls, street performers, seasonal food and drink, a giant snow globe, Ark Farm Living Nativity and plenty of musical performances on stage to get people into the festive spirit.
As well as these festivities, the Spalding Nutcracker Trail started in Spalding town centre on Saturday.
This is a free of charge competition for residents to enter and have fun searching for 14 Nutcracker Soldiers (from the famous ballet) hidden in participating stores.
Trail booklets can be picked up from all participating businesses, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens, the South Holland Centre and the district council offices at Priory Road.
Completed booklets can be posted in one of three Nutcracker post boxes by Sunday, December 22, at the South Holland Centre, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens or the council offices.
A prize draw takes place on Monday, December 23, and three lucky winners will receive a prize hamper in time for Christmas.
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