Picture Gallery: Lighting up Caistor

A magnificent Christmas tree proudly stands once again in the centre of Caistor.

And this year’s switch-on event was an equally magnificent event, incorporating a market, entertainment and a visit from the man in red.

Children enjoying the 'snow'.  (Lin) EMN-140112-064626001

Children enjoying the 'snow'. (Lin) EMN-140112-064626001

The lights were switched on by Stan Servat and Savannah Bradley, pupils from the primary school.

Mayor Coun Steve Millson greeted the many visitors and extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests including Coun Malcolm Parish, Chairman of WLDC, Coun Alex Baxter, Chairman of NE Lincs District Council and his wife Ann, Coun Malcolm Cullum, Mayor of Immingham and Lincolnshire Police Commissioner Alan Hardwick and his wife Julie.

“A massive amount of time and effort goes into planning this event and every year the organisers try hard to find new ways to make it more interesting and entertaining and I have to say that they have surpassed themselves this year,” said Coun Millson.

“I think including a Christmas market and organised entertainment is inspirational.

“Caistor is privileged to have so many active organisations and societies, and this event is a shining example of what we can do as a community when everyone works together.

“Eight months in the making to make this night special and apart from the electric bill costs the town nothing.

“Thanks go to all the sponsors including; Sealord, Paul Wiseman Electrical,Hedges Transport/Woldview Transport, Hansard Haulage, Cherry Valley Farms, Peter Hird Cranes, John Burns-Salmond, Ben Smith Contractor and Andy Knowles, Michael Galligan, Caistor Town Council, Helen Pitman, Caistor and District Lions Club and Father Christmas, Springs Church and the musical interludes, Caistor Goes ..Events Committee and all the volunteers.”

Following the lights switch on Santa appeared on the balcony of The Settlement before coming out to give sweets to the many children eager to meet him.

And the children - and adults - were delighted to see the snow falling from the balcony of the Settlement as the crowd sang Christmas carols.