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Festive spirit comes to town

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Crowds packed into Wisbech town centre on Monday for the annual Christmas Market.

Over the past 10 years the event has pulled in many thousands of people from all over Fenland and beyond. Last year’s attracted more than 10,000 visitors and this year’s event proved just as successful.

The fun started from 9am, but Wisbech Mayor Sam Hoy and North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay performed the official opening at 11am, and the market continued until 4.30pm.

There was more than 100 stalls and attractions spread throughout the town centre, including over 20 for the craft fair which was spread across St Peter’s Church Hall and the Castle.

Live reindeer once again proved a big draw in Museum Square, sponsored by the Horsefair Shopping Centre, and numerous other entertainers strolled the streets all day including stilt walkers. Local schoolchildren sang carols and there was also live music from local bands.

A free park and ride service ran from Elme Hall Hotel/Morrison’s bus stop making access to the market easier for shoppers.

The Wisbech Christmas Market is one of the Four Seasons events organised by Fenland District Council together with the town council and community groups.

 

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