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Have you written your letter to Santa yet?

4 November 2017

Santa has teamed up with the team at Marshall’s Yard and the Gainsborough Standard to ask the town’s youngsters to write in and explain why they should be the one to light up Gainsborough for the festive period this year.

Youngsters have until Monday 13th November at 5pm to get their letters in to the Marshall’s Yard Centre Management Office (Based within the Engine House) or via the Marshall’s Yard Facebook page. Santa and his team will then choose a lucky child to switch on Marshall’s Yards lights on Friday 17th November at 7pm. 

The winning child will also win a fantastic Christmas Hamper for their family as well as a Christmas turkey and a traditional family board game. 

There will be entertainment running throughout Gainsborough from 4pm at the Big Switch On. With two stages, one in the town centre and the other in Marshall’s Yard- there will be double the entertainment.

Headline acts include Ariana Grande and Beyoncé tributes as well as seeing the return of The Torn and other local talents Phoebe walker, Acoustic State and Leanne Paige.

There will also be two fairgrounds, free horse and carriage rides with Belle from Beauty and the Beast, free face painting and glitter art for the perfect picture in front of our Christmas selfie wall, food and craft stalls, stilt walkers and the Transformers are coming to town! The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display at Marshall’s Yard.

Entries should be a maximum of 200 words, which can be emailed to or delivered to The Centre Management Office in the Engine House, Marshall’s Yard or sent to the Marshall’s Yard Facebook page.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 13th November. Entrants must be available to switch on the Marshall’s Yard lights on the 17th November at 7pm.

Pictured: 2016 winners Tizzy and Maxen-John Austen

For further information, contact:-

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


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644