CORONAVIRUS: Boston Christmas Market among events cancelled due to new lockdown

The new lockdown has meant a number of events, including Boston’s Christmas Market, planned to celebrate Christmas in Boston have had to be cancelled by the council.

Lockdown leads to events being cancelled

Events up until the beginning of December, including Christmas Markets and craft markets, have will not now take place.

The council says it is hopeful of running craft markets on Thursday 10th and 17th December but this will be reviewed closer to the time.

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As well as Boston Christmas Market on Thursday 26th November, other cancelled events are the Boston Christmas Hamlet scheduled for Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 November and Boston Craft Markets on Thursday November 5, 12, and 19, and Thursday December 3.

The Blossoms Fire Garden, organised by Transported and Boston Borough Council with funding from ACE and Boston Town Area Committee, has been postponed until February next year.

A planned Illuminate celebration for #onesmallcandle, where the council invite all residents, shops, businesses to illuminate the town by placing a candle or lantern in their windows, is still planned to take place on the November 26.

A council spokesperson said they wanted those taking part to share pictures on social media with the hashtag #onesmallcandle – more information can be found https://www.visitbostonuk.com/one-small-candle/

“We will be contacting and working with our contractors, sponsors and event support staff to inform them of this information as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said.