All set for week of celebration in villages

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Christmas officially kicked off in Coningsby and Tattershall at the weekend as the tree lights at Coningsby St Michael’s were switched on Sunday followed by a service.

And the festive fun continues this week and next.

Saturday, December 7, could prove to be a day to remember if you visit all the activities provided throughout the day, starting with the Christmas Fair at the United Methodist Church from 10am until 2pm, followed by the Helping Hands Christmas Fair at 2pm in Coningsby Community Hall, where Santa will be in his grotto.

Then at 5pm there is a carol concert at Tattershall Castle and Holy Trinity Church with the Banovallum Brass Band. Tickets are just £4, children £2 or a family ticket £12.

And that’s not all, because to finish the day there’s the annual Grand Christmas Draw at Tattershall Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. It costs £3.50, which includes a buffet followed by games, quizzes, competitions and the opportunity to win one of the many raffle prizes.

On Sunday the annual carol concert in Tattershall Village Hall takes place, starting at 6.pm. This is £1 admission and includes a mince pie and sherry or soft drink, plus donations to local charities from Coningsby and Tattershall Lions and Woodhall Spa Rotary Club.

On Friday December 13 Holy Trinity School has its Christmas fair from 3.30pm and on Sunday December 15 there are carol services at Coningsby United Methodist Church at 10.30am and at 6.30pm.

Also on Sunday 15 is the annual carol service with Banovallum Brass at Coningsby Community Hall, 2pm for 2.30pm start. Proceeds this year are in aid of Cancer UK.