Christmas Launches in Gainsborough

The Spark drummers will perform this weekend at Marshall's Yard's Christmas event

Christmas is coming, and a fabulously festive weekend is planned this weekend in Gainsborough!

Both the Market Place and Marshall’s Yard will come alive with sights, sounds, and not to forget the smells of Christmas! Market Street will also be lined with festive traders to help guide you each way.

On Friday, 17 and Saturday, 18 November, there will be live entertainment across both locations, including local acts and choirs as well as children’s amusements, delicious food and drink, plus a whole range of traders to help you get started on your Christmas shopping.

Santa will also be in his Grotto in Marshall’s Yard, Friday to Sunday and will cost £3 per child, which will go towards supporting LIVES.

On Friday evening at Marshall’s Yard, there will also be the amazingly talented LED Spark Drummers with performances at 6pm & 7pm. There will also be a laser light show to close both evenings in the Market Place.

Car Parking is FREE from 6pm on Friday 17 November and all day Saturday 18 November in Council Owned Car Parks!

Please note – parking fees still apply before 6pm on Friday 17th November. Please head to West Lindsey District Council’s website to see their owned car parks.

Here’s a run down of what’s taking place at each location…

Christmas Lights Festival, Market Street, Market Place
Friday 17 November, 4pm to 8pm
  • 4pm – 8pm: Vintage Fairground Rides, Giant Snow Globe, Balloon Modeller and our Festive Market

Main Stage:

  • 4pm: Lea Primary School
  • 4.15pm: Benjamin Adlard School
  • 4.30pm: Morton Trentside School
  • 5pm: Laser Light Show
  • 5.15pm: Rock Choir
  • 6pm: Meet the Panto Cast
  • 6.30pm: Live DJ
  • 8pm: Laser Light Show

Saturday 18 November, 10am to 7pm

  • 10am – 7pm: Vintage Fairground Rides, Giant Snow Globe and our Festive Market
  • 2pm – 7pm: Balloon Modeller
On the Stage:
  • 1pm: Gainsborough Academy
  • 2pm: Emma Kelsey
  • 4pm: Rhythm in Movement
  • 5pm: The Ambrassadors
  • 5.45pm: Laser Light Show
  • 6pm: The Ambrassadors
  • 6.45pm: Laser Light Show

For more regular updates on what’s happening in the Market Place, please follow West Lindsey District Council on Facebook.

Marshall’s Yard Launches Christmas

Friday 17 November,  12pm – 8pm and Saturday 18 November, 11am to 6pm

Enjoy a whole host of festive food vendors and craft traders selling those perfect festive warmers and amazing items for Christmas gifting. Meet Santa in his Grotto across the whole weekend Friday to Sunday. The Grotto costs £3 per child and will support their chosen Charity, LIVES in helping to fund more defibrillator across the county. There will also be free face painting and festive craft workshops between 3pm & 7pm as well as children’s amusements and reindeer stilt walkers.

Entertainment Schedule – Friday 17 November

  • 12pm: Events Live
  • 2pm: Performance From Sarah Stones
  • 4pm: Corringham Primary School Choir
  • 4.30pm: Connexions Hub Choir Group
  • 5pm: JaXX Band
  • 6pm: LED Drummers
  • 6.30pm: JaXX Band
  • 7pm: LED Drummers
  • 7.30pm: JaXX Band
  • 8pm: Event Close

Entertainment Schedule – 18 November

  • 11am: Events Live
  • 11.45am: Western Hope Duo
  • 1.30pm: Rock Choir
  • 2pm: G Town Dance Troup performance
  • 3pm: Live Sax Performance by John Grant
  • 4pm: Freddie Halcon
  • 5pm: Lee Douglas
  • 6pm: Event Close

For details of what taking place in Marshall’s Yard, please visit their website.

For more events, ideas, and inspiration visit Don’t forget to share your pictures and events using #ChristmasInGainsborough on social media.

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