Springtime Illuminate to return to Gainsborough!

Dance artist in Illuminate Fire Garden - Guiding Sparks Circus

Residents and visitors to West Lindsey are invited to attend an incredible Illuminate event involving lanterns, projections, and a spectacular fire garden in early March.

On Saturday 9 March 2024, Gainsborough’s special light-themed event returns to the historic heart of the town, including the return of the community lantern parade, a fire garden in the grounds of All Saints’ Parish Church, lanterns on display in the grounds of Gainsborough Old Hall, street performers and samba music.

This year’s event theme is ‘Love, Gainsborough’, featuring willow lanterns made by local school children and artists.

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Antiques fair to join Gainsborough Market

Antiques Market stall

Shoppers will be able to delve into a treasure trove of antiques this Easter as Gainsborough Market welcomes its first antiques fair to the town.

West Lindsey District Council is delighted to welcome MH Antiques and Fairs to its Saturday line-up. Known for their distinctive collection and extensive antiques knowledge, MH Antiques and Fairs will bring an array of antique-themed traders to the open-air market. They will stand alongside the council’s regular Saturday market traders.

Visitors will be able to explore a range of timeless pieces while enjoying the fresh, open atmosphere in Gainsborough’s historic Market Place.

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Vegan, eco, and ethical traders set to return Gainsborough market!

Gainsborough Market

Shoppers will be able to discover so much more at the markets in Gainsborough this year as we welcome the return of vegan, eco, and ethical traders.

West Lindsey District Council has embraced the return of the new sustainable living traders who have committed to attend the Saturday market, three times this year – following its introduction last year.

Rainbow Monkey Events, organisers of the Vegan Market are returning to Gainsborough, where small businesses will be able to share their vegan and eco-friendly products with the people of Gainsborough and beyond.

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Marshall’s Yard Festive Fayre to spread Christmas Cheer in Gainsborough

youngsters admiring the Christmas decorations at Marshall's Yard

It’s time for a festive feast this weekend at Gainsborough’s Marshall’s Yard as more than 30 stalls selling food and other delights will line the shopping centre to help you to get into the Christmas spirit.

There will be festive food, free face painting, craft workshops, and live entertainment between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3.

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Santa Claus is coming to G-Town!

Meet Santa in Gainsborough this Christmas
Gainsborough charity spreads Christmas cheer in aid of food bank

Gainsborough based charity Laybo’s Legacy will host the one and only Santa Claus on Sunday 17 December at the Riverside Room at the United Services Club on Bridge Street, DN21 1LP.

You better watch out and get ready to join in with this magical experience where you can meet Santa Claus himself before he sets off on his trip around the world, spreading Christmas joy. There will also be entertainment from Dream a Little Dream, Salvation Army Band, Stalls, delicious food and drink, face painting and a chance to win big on their fabulous raffle and tombola!

Christmas is a time for giving, so as an entry fee, they ask all visitors to bring two items that can be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank to help those in need. Items needed are UHT milk, Weetabix, tinned meat, tuna, tomatoes, soup, and beans.

All children that visit Santa will receive a free gift and also have the chance to get their face painted, plus make their own reindeer food to take home for the big day.

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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!

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Christmas In Gainsborough

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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.

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