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Market Deeping lit up in 'best ever' Christmas market

Market Deeping was looking extra magical on Sunday after thousands packed in for the annual Christmas market and light switch on.

Local celebrity Cassidy Little turned on the stunning and beautiful lights from a stage in the Market Square to cap off a memorable day where people had pottered to and from stalls in the town centre, and organiser Coun Virginia Moran, was delighted.


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David and Nicky Shelton (5607873) Singers entertain (5607911) A double decker bar (5607914) Plenty of amusements for all (5607917) Scene (5607920) Cassidy Little turning on the lights (5607923) Leo and Joseph Baker visit Santa Charlotte Garfield chooses a prize with Claire Joyce . Right, David and Nicky Shelton at the Christmas Market and lights switch on Archie Kinghorn amd George Coe at the Magic stall (5607886) Cadets were out in force at the Market Deeping Christmas market. Below the double decker bar was enjoyed by visitors Katie and Debbie Edwards with a Reindeer Christmas cake, Valentina Beeby in stunning facepaint and Archie Kinghorn and George Coe at the Magic stall Valentina Beeby in stunning facepaint (5607901) Valentina Beeby in stunning facepaint (5607905) Cassidy Little, right, turns on the Market Deeping Christmas lights Market Deeping Christmas (5608074) Market Deeping Christmas (5608077) Market Deeping Christmas (5608080)

"It was absolutely fantastic and it was jam-packed," she said.

"There was a sea of people and it was amazing to see how many were there.

"We've had hundreds of positive comments about much they enjoyed it and how it was the best one yet.

"One woman who was running a craft stall said she had completely sold out by two o'clock in the afternoon.

"An awful lot of people came out and gave up their time to make it a really great success.

"We had a local haulier give us one of his curtain side lorries for a stage and he was there at six in the morning getting it into position.

"We also had Coun Ashley Baxter organise the entertainment which lasted about four hours."

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Mayor's charity fund, which this year is helping children with learning difficulties.

Coun Moran added that she had 'big plans' for next year.

"The Christmas lights were new last year but we are hoping to extend them all the way down the High Street," she said.

"We are talking to local businesses about it and they are all keen with the idea."

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