Mayor’s Charity Evening to deliver Friday festive fun

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Market Rasen looks set to show plenty of Christmas Spirit with a bumper Mayor’s Charity Evening this Friday.

Some 27 charity and market stalls have signed up for the event, with the evening market running from 4pm to 8pm.

The Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm by representatives of Mayor John Matthews’ chosen charities- the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Music will be provided by the Salvation Army Band playing from 4.30pm to 5.45pm, plus four local primary schools singing carols supported by the town brass band from 6.05pm to 7.15pm. St Thomas’s Choir and the Holy Rood Catholic Church Choir will also perform from 7.15pm to 8pm.

Other attractions include a charity cafe for hot and cold refreshments, a grand Christmas raffle, 100 prize tombola, guess the weight of the cake, tin can alley, name the giant teddy bear, 3-in-a row, lucky lolly, a bouncy castle, face painting, plus a Nativity “like never seen before.”

The nativity ‘Follow The Star” is staged by Market Rasen New Life Church and will be a walk through event based in and around the auction shed, with people in costume featuring a variety of Christmas scenes.

There will be space for around 100 people to see the nativity on Friday, but for those unable to see it that evening, it will be repeated in The Festival Hall on Sunday December 14 at 11am.

“We have a good mix of charity stalls and traders at the market. I am very pleased at the attendance,” said Mayor Matthews.

“The Charity Evening is a nice family event with something for everybody and the weather forecast is good,” he added.