Christmas markets in Sleaford light up town
The Town Crier John Griffiths kicked things off in the market place for the ongoing Twelve Market Days of Christmas, which saw pupils from William Alvey School reading festive poems to shoppers, bubble blowers, Marvel characters, stiltwalkers and street entertainers adding to the atmosphere alongside farmers market stalls and other traders.
There were pop up artisan stalls in Millstream Square and a contemporary craft market in The Hub with music by local folk musicians and performers from Sleaford Little Theatre.
It was also Small Business Saturday, a national day of celebration and support for small businesses serving their communities, which saw many running special offers on the day.
There will be more next Saturday, including a Christmas artisan market in Millstream Square and Bristol Arcade with grotto, entertainment and food.