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Gainsborough Christmas Market brings Santa Claus to town this December!

Gainsborough Christmas Market brings Santa Claus to town this December!
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Gainsborough Christmas Market brings Santa Claus to town this December!

29 November 2021

Gainsborough is gearing up for a busy two day Christmas Market on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December in Market Place.


The outdoor event, running from 9am until 3pm on Saturday and 10am until 3pm on Sunday, is an extended Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft Market, offering a packed line up of stalls selling fresh produce and Christmas gifts, running alongside a programme of entertainment, live music, and of course a visit from Santa and his reindeer.    


Across both days in the town centre will be a number of Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft Market traders including Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, Sarah’s Sweet Treats, Hepy’s Hog Roast, Pickles Preserves, fishmonger Patrick Capps, Mount Pleasant Windmill, Kevin’s Handmade Pies, So Sweet Candy Corner and Death By Fudge.


On Saturday the sound of sleigh bells will be heard when Santa pays a visit to town, with real reindeer and sleigh in tow. To get us in the Christmas spirit, live music will be performed by Gainsborough Salvation Army brass band.


On Sunday the fun continues with a live performance from Dream a Little Dream by Sarah Stones as the famous snow sisters between 10.30am and 12.30pm, plus there will be free face painting and glitter tattoos from 10.30am until 1pm.


Children are invited to join one of two Christmas craft workshops with author Addy Farmer, starting at 12pm and 1.30pm. Addy is an award-winning children's writer living in rural North Lincolnshire. Two of her picture books have been adapted for music and theatre.

During each 45 minute session Addy will give an interactive reading of her book ‘A Bagful of Stars’ before inviting children to create their very own shooting star or Christmas tree star, followed by the chance for parents to purchase her books.

Workshop places are free of charge however booking is advised as places are limited. Tickets can be booked on the Eventbrite website by searching ‘A Bagful of Stars’.

For easy access to the event, visitors travelling by car can park in Roseway Car Park which is a two minute walk, or Station Approach car park located behind Marshall’s Yard and just a five minute walk away.


Gainsborough Christmas Market is coordinated and delivered in partnership with Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough Town Council and West Lindsey District Council.


Charlotte Toplass, of the Centre Management team at Marshall’s Yard, said: “We are delighted to bring a touch of sparkle to Gainsborough this December. As well as purchasing those important Christmas gifts customers can enjoy some festive music and bite to eat. Plus with activities for children there is something for all!”


Belina Boyer, representing Gainsborough Town Council, said: “Gainsborough Town Council has commissioned new Christmas lights for the town centre giving the whole area a new fresh and festive look. The lights are LED and will consume less energy than previous installations and be altogether more environmentally friendly. The Council hopes that the new lights will bring a festive cheer to the residents and guests of Gainsborough and will encourage to do Christmas shopping locally.”  

West Lindsey District Councillor, Cllr Trevor Young, who represents the South West Ward, Gainsborough said: “We are looking forward to this year’s Christmas Market in the Market Place in Gainsborough and we hope that people will come along and support their local traders. To help families get into the Christmas Spirit, thanks to the Reopening the High Street Safely/Welcome Back Fund, we have arranged for extra entertainment to take place including face painting and guest appearances from children’s favourite characters.

“Don’t forget there is also free parking on the day of the event and we hope you will Think Local when buying gifts or decorations for family and friends and enjoy the festivities.”

For more information about Gainsborough Christmas Market, visit

For more information about Addy Farmer, visit


For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644