The final Farmers’ and Craft Market of the year is nearly upon us and we have a fun and festive day planned for all the family on Saturday 9 December.
Santa and his elves will be strolling around Gainsborough Market Place and you have the chance to meet his little friend Rudolf!
You can find Santa, Rudolf and Elf at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm for 30-minute walkabouts!
Watch out for pantomime characters from the production of Trinity Art Centre’s Jack and the Beanstalk – on the market and popping into the Library too.
Gainsborough Rock Choir will be joining us at 10am and 11am in the Market Place singing Christmas songs and creating a merry atmosphere for shoppers.
As always, we will be offering the best in local, fresh, homemade and handmade produce from a variety of traders.
The traders joining us this December are; Redhill Farm; Ickletickle Home Scents; Sugar Lips Cupcakes; Bear-niceties; Old Smithy; Ian Chilvers; Teresa Janney The Tastiest Catch Fish; Theia Jewellery; Nikki’s Cheesecakes; Pickles Preserves; The Clockhouse Restaurant and Gastro Bar; Toy Stall; Baa-Mifelts; Impish Grin; Dinky Donuts; and Sidney Robins. Please note that traders may be subject to change.
Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Trevor Young said:
"Christmas is fast aproaching and our final farmers and craft market of the year will be full of festive joy for family and friends alike. Join us for a merry day and let's celebrate the Christmas season together."
Andy Hutchinson from Meet Pete Dinosaur Hire explained how excited he was to back at Gainsborough Farmers and Craft Market. He said:
“After the success of our last Gainsborough Farmers Market visit with Pete the T-Rex, Laura and myself are delighted to be invited back over the Christmas period for the Festive Farmers and Craft Market in December.
“Our Dinosaurs and Dragons will be on their Christmas Holidays getting a well- deserved rest but we've managed to persuade Santa to join us for this one and he may well bring along his excitable baby Reindeer friend, Rodney!
“Come along and get some Christmas shopping done at the market, meet Santa and double check you're still on the nice list!”
Gainsborough Library is having a Children’s drop in 10am-12noon making some Christmas decorations and a workshop making a festive table display.
Fabiola Nosenzo, Gainsborough Library manager for GLL said:
“Christmas is almost here, so come along on Saturday 9th December for a festive morning! Children can have fun decorating hanging ornaments for the Christmas tree and they might even have a chance to meet the full-of-beans characters from the giant pantomime coming soon to the Trinity Art Centre Jack and the Beanstalk!
“We are also having a Christmas Workshop, if you always wanted to have a go at making your own festive table display, book your place! £5.00 per person, all materials provided.”
Entertainment will finish by 2pm at the latest. PLEASE NOTE, all events are outdoors and may not take place in bad weather. You can visit our events page or social media for exact times to avoid disappointment.