Councillor Stephen Bunney, who chairs the partnership group said the decision had not been an easy one to make.
He said: “On balance, it was felt it would be irresponsible to organise an event where social distancing measures could be difficult to keep to and enforce, and also to bring groups of visitors into the area.
“As we come out of the second national lockdown, it is crucial we are all working together to take care and keep everyone safe and well.”
Councillor Bunney is keen to point out, however, that the ‘Light Up Rasen for Christmas’ Campaign will continue, albeit in a slightly modified form to help bring some ‘cheer, brightness, happiness and positivity to the community’.
He continued:”It is hoped this will also encourage residents to do their seasonal shopping and support local businesses in the town.”