Christmas In Gainsborough

Christmas in Gainsborough #ChristmasInGainsborough

Wrap up warm and get ready to discover Gainsborough and the surrounding area this Christmas. Delve into local history, enjoy a nearby family attraction or step out into the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside. Have a great day out this festive season and take home some amazing memories.

Soak up the festive atmosphere with great events throughout the holiday season, indulge in delicious food and drink or take time to discover the town’s fascinating past, including the magnificent Gainsborough Old Hall. This remarkable hidden gem in plain sight reflects over five hundred years of history in its walls or, stop by Gainsborough Heritage Centre and experience Gainsborough’s history through period displays, including a vintage post office and street scene. Or plan a visit to Gainsborough Model Railway to see one of the largest hand-built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central.

Here’s what’s on this festive season!

1. Christmas Lights Festival

Friday 17 to Saturday 18 November

Gainsborough Market Place and Market Street

2. Marshall’s Yard Launches Christmas

Friday 17 to Saturday 18 November

3. Santa’s Grotto at Marshall’s Yard

Saturday 18 November to Friday 22 December (selected dates only)

4. Gainsborough Old Hall’s Christmas Market

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November

 5. Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair at Meggy Moo

Sunday 25 November

6. Christmas Craft Fair at the Old Nick Theatre

Saturday 2 December

7. Christmas Craft Fair at All Saints Church

Saturday 2 December

8. Festive Fair at Marhsall’s Yard

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

9. Gainsborough Model Railway Open Day

Sunday 3 December

10. Christmas Farmers’ and Craft Market

Saturday 9 December

11. Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December

12. Ho Ho Ho Grotto

Sunday 17 December

The Riverside Room, Bridge Street

13. Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk

Thursday 14 to Sunday 31 December

14. Gainsborough Model Railway Open Day

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 December

Explore the great outdoors and escape to a world of peace and tranquillity and feel the crisp leaves underfoot and visit local woodlands and nature reserves. Enjoy a stroll down the riverside, or head further afield and explore the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Surrounding Gainsborough, you’ll find family friendly places to visit including Bransby HorsesRand Farm Park and Woodside Wildlife Park with lots to see and a range of exciting activities to enjoy.

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