Holbeach turned into a Christmas-only zone at the weekend as two separate festive celebrations had plenty on offer for visitors.
The weekend included the two-day Holbeach St Nicholas Fayre, based at All Saints Church, which was filled with craft and gift stalls, Santa’s Grotto, music from Holbeach Town Band and food, including pizza baked in a wood-fired oven.
Jane Francis, one of the organisers, said: “The fayre was a resounding success, with more than 2,000 people attending the event.
“More than 40 stallholders attended over the weekend, together with a fairground ride, a host of entertainers and the popular mulled wine tent.
“Thousands of pounds has been raised for local charities and it was without a doubt the best community event in town for a while.”
On Sunday, the church hosted a Christingle service and a Christmas lights switch-on in the churchyard, with a collection taken for The Children’s Society.
Jane said: “We would like to offer our grateful thanks to all those involved and next year, we will be bigger and better. “As a result, we want to get more people involved.”
Meanwhile, The Holbeach Hub joined in with the celebrations on Sunday with an event which featured characters Elsa and Olaf from the Disney musical, Frozen, skiffle band Jet, face painting, balloons and candy floss for children.
Organiser Tracey Carter said: “I was really pleased with how the event went, the stallholders were excellent in really welcoming all the guests and lots of the charity stalls were even sold out.
“We handed out 420 bags of candy floss to the children, the band provided some excellent music and there was a great atmosphere
I was really pleased with how the event went, the stallholders were excellent in really welcoming all of the guests and lots of the charity stalls were sold out.Tracey Carter, organiser, Holbeach Hub Christmas Celebration
“Overall, we were thrilled with an event that was basically put together on a tiny timescale and I appreciate all the support I got in putting it together.
“It was a huge community event that brought lots of visitors to Holbeach from other areas, which was fabulous.”