Perfect night for festivities

The weather was perfect for Caistor’s annual switch-on of the lights around the market place and on the magnificent 50-foot Christmas tree.

Visitors enjoyed the commentary by the Viking FM radio team, while the Caistor Brownies and Grasby Scouts carried lanterns as they sang carols along with the crowd.

Posing for a photo with Santa Jamie McCheyne (centre) with Kev Crossland and Debbie Gibbs.  (Lin)

Posing for a photo with Santa Jamie McCheyne (centre) with Kev Crossland and Debbie Gibbs. (Lin)

The lights were switched on by Jack Millson, assisted by Mayoress Carol Millson and Mayor Coun Steve Millson, accompanied by West Lindsey District Council Chairman Irmgard Parrott.

Santa put in an appearance on the balcony of the Settlement before the snow fell from the machines to the huge delight of children and adults.

As Santa came down into the market place, he distributed sweets to the excited children as they stood around the sleigh.

Mayor Coun Steve Millson said: “I would like to thank the sponsors Sealord, Peter Hird, Hansards, Cherry Valley, Paul Wiseman, Michael Galligan and Andy Knowles and special thanks to Alan Caine and his dedicated team of volunteers for all their hard work in organising the event.

“Also special thanks to Viking FM for providing the commentary and putting Caistor on the map, Caistor and District Lions, the Settlement, Army Cadets, Scouts and Brownies and of course the mums and dads.”

This weekend Greenacres Care Home in Caistor is holding a Christmas Fayre on Sunday December 7 from 2pm.

Caistor’s Christmas Fayre takes place in the Market Place and Town Hall on Saturday December 14 and the annual Caistor Lions Carol Concert, featuring the Market Rasen Resdev Band, takes place on Wednesday December 18 at 8pm in Caistor Town Hall. Entry is free.